Carrie Underwood's 'The Champion' to open Super Bowl LII

Henrietta Strickland
January 13, 2018

The song will open the Super Bowl LII on February 4, and NBC Sports will also be adding "The Champion" to the coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The song is tailor-made for athletes competing at the highest levels with lyrics like, "I've been working my whole life / and now it's do or die / I am invincible / Unbreakable / Unstoppable / Unshakeable / They knock me down / I get up again". "I was made for this / I was born to win / I am the champion". A music video for the single is expected to air during the opening of the annual National Football League championship game on February 4. It turns out Carrie specifically asked for Ludacris to join her on the track.

The long wait to hear Carrie Underwood's Super Bowl anthem "The Champion" is over as the superstar has released the uplifting track.

Luda also tweeted about the song, saying, "I love doing the unexpected".

Underwood, who has been the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football for the last five seasons, co-wrote the song with Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Ludacris, who also raps on the song. Listen below if you want, or just wait for NBC to clobber you over the head with it at the beginning of the big game.

"I'm a fighter like Rocky / Put you flat on your back like Ali", Underwood sings. "I'm sorry.' But that was a good indicator that we were on the right track".

Check out the lyric video for "The Champion" above. "Carrie presented first. After she spoke, we looked at each other and said, "That's the one".

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