Carrie Underwood’s George Michael Regret
Carrie Underwood was part of the tribute to the late George Michael at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday night (11/3). After R&B singer Miguel sang “Careless Whisper” and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 sang “Faith,” Carrie took the stage to perform “One More Try.”
After the performance, Underwood posted photos from the event and wrote on Instagram, “I hope @georgemofficial would’ve liked this… I never really got to tell him what his voice meant to mine…and one of my greatest regrets is never having gotten the chance to sing with him. But it was an honor to sing in his place to help welcome him into the @rockhall last night. It is beyond deserved…”
She added, “Also, I may have made a fool of myself to @andrewjohnridgeley whilst fangirling a bit … but he was so kind. What a night! A heartfelt congrats to all the inductees!!! #RockHall2023.” Andrew Ridgeley was George Michael’s bandmate in the pop group Wham!, and he did the speech presenting Michael at the Rock Hall event.
Many fans commented on her post, including one who was there who wrote, “I was there in person. You did a great job, Carrie. I think everyone could tell how much reverence you had for George and his talents. Also, don’t worry about fangirling too much; we all would have done the same, lol. Thank you for honoring George. It meant so much to his fans.”
The Rock Hall and George Michael’s Instagram accounts posted a clip of Carrie’s tribute on Instagram as well. Several fans reacted to that performance post with one noting, “FYI, she’s singing in the original key (I’m sure she wanted to honor him as much as possible). That’s a tough key for a female voice. Great job.” Another Underwood die-hard gushed, “Gosh. So beautiful. George would have loved every second.” One George Michael fan admitted, “You know, I have never liked Carrie Underwood. Never. But, I’ll be damned if she didn’t do that damn thing! She did fantastic.”