OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Scores, Others Fumble

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Carrie Underwood has admitted it's hard to fill Faith Hill's shoes on Sunday Night Football. But thank God no one is going to have to fill Underwood's shoes.

That's because Heidi Klum, Joan Rivers, Ken Jeong, Jillian Michaels, Craig T. Nelson, Howie Mandel, Yvette Nicole Brown, the cast of Today, the hosts of Morning Joe and more tried out for the Sunday Night Football theme song, and it was one big epic fail.

In a video promo for the upcoming NFL season, celeb after celeb audition for the job with their take on Underwood's "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" song. And they don't all suck. Brown actually has some powerful pipes. And Jeong seems like he has some musical talent (although he takes the news about Underwood the worst, having a tiny temper tantrum at the end). And the Today anchors look outstanding in their matching white pants.

But alas, the gig went to the best. You can see theme song performed by Underwood when the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 8.

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