Emmy watchers were swift in their negative reviews of Carrie Underwood covering the Beatles’ “Yesterday” during the Emmy Awards

Underwood broke into song after Don Cheadle introduced a montage of 1960s news clips of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Beatlemania. He said it was a time when TV news truly came of age.

Off-key and unnecessary were what many people who took to Twitter had to say of Underwood’s performance. Within minutes of singing the song’s final notes she was a worldwide Twitter trending topic.

Tweeted Conan O’Brian show writer Sean O’Connor: “Some people never forget where they were when JFK got shot, but I will never forget where I was when Carrie Underwood murdered The Beatles.”

___ Anthony McCartney – Twitter at


EDITOR’S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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