The country superstar performs in the season's pivotal All Valley Tournament in the fourth season of Netflix hit series
*Warning, spoilers ahead*
Cobra Kai fever is real and it appears everyone has it. That includes Vegas headliner Carrie Underwood. The country music superstar has cemented herself as both a legit fan of the Cobra Kai series and as a serious maker of sports anthems. Not only does Underwood welcome NFL fans to Sunday Night Football on NBC, she also provides the anthem for a pivotal storyline in the latest season of Cobra Kai. The fourth season of Cobra Kai dropped over the holiday season and man oh man, it did not disappoint.
On the Mat With A Mic
Carrie Underwood appears in the series and performs during the epic showdown in the season finale. Think “Eye of the Tiger” in Rocky III or “Titles” in Chariots of Fire. Heck, you could even add the original Karate Kid with the rousing anthem, “You’re the Best Around”, that is, if you want to stick with the theme. For her part, Carrie belted out “The Moment of Truth” in the episode titled “The Fall.” It is seen and heard in the second to last episode of the fourth season of Cobra Kai.
The Netflix show has the highest stakes seen yet. Miyagi-Do (Team LaRusso) and Eagle Fang (Team Lawrence) are teaming up together with one goal – end Cobra Kai. In this latest storyline, they certainly have their chance. All dojos compete in the All Valley Tournament at the end of the season for their very livelihood. Whichever dojo loses the competition will have to hang up their gi and call it quits.
Underwood’s appearance comes just as the finale is about to go down in the fictional All Valley tourney. Her role in the series was held close to the vest. So much so that media outlets, including this one, were asked to respect an additional two day embargo in order to not spoil the surprise for fans. Both Underwood and the show’s star Xolo Maridueña, who plays Miguel in Cobra Kai posted a social media teaser about the appearance.
Lights, Carrie, Action!
The three time American Country Music Entertainer of the Year is no stranger to stepping in front of the camera. Though she is listed with 45 official acting credits, most of those are for her music videos over the years. However, she has shown her ability to ‘cry pretty’ on the film and television screen in roles for The Sound of Music Live!, Blue Bloods and Soul Surfer, too.
Carrying Grammy Gold
Carrie wrapped up her first set of dates in Vegas and is expected back at Resorts World in March for her residency. In the meantime, however, her latest album My Savior is up for two Grammys. One is for Best Roots Gospel Album and another one with Jason Aldean for “If I Didn’t Love You” in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.
To date, Carrie has seven Grammy gold statues and could add two more on Monday, January 31st. The Grammy’s will air at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Show Residency Information
WHAT: Carrie Underwood’s Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency”
WHEN: March 23, 25, 26 and 30
April 1 and 2
May 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21
WHERE: Resorts World, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Cobra Kai is streaming on Netflix now.