CMA host Carrie introduced Kelly Clarkson’s performance with the phrase “an idol and an icon” – but that I think the CMAs was more about “two Idols and a prodigy”!
First up, the prodigy – Miss Taylor Swift! Taylor debuted her new single Begin Again, transforming the stage into a Parisian coffee shop, like the one from her video. And Taylor’s voice sounded almost as awesome as the gorgeous red dress she performed in.
Next, the O.G. (aka Original American Idol) Kelly Clarkson performed a duet with country legend Vince Gill. The new bluesy tune is fabulous and, before the awards, Kelly took to Twitter to share her excitement about the performance. After they performed, Kelly tweeted: “JUST PERFORMED WITH VINCE GILL!!! I love you Vince!!” – pretty sure she thought it went well!
Finally, pulling double-duty as host and performer (and million-costume-changer), Carrie Underwood blew everybody away with her stellar performance of single Blown Away and the trillions of pieces of metallic confetti that shot into the air all around her! So basically, she’s gorgeous, funny, and has an amazing voice – things worked out well from the girl from Checotah, Oklahoma!
So all three performances were amazing - but which diva takes home the Country Music Awards trophy for Performance of the Night?