Carrie Underwood hit the red carpet tonight (Nov 22) for the 2009 CNN Heroes Awards. Carrie will be performing a special orchestral arrangement of “Change” from her new album Play On.
Leona Lewis and Maxwell will also be singing on the program. Idol judge, Randy Jackson, will appear as a presenter.
The top CNN Hero of the Year and a grant of $100, 000 went to Efren Penaflorida, who rejected gang life and embraced education for himself and other Filipinos as an escape from poverty. He and the other honorees received $25, 000 each.
The CNN Heroes Awards will be televised on CNN, November 26.
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