Watch Carrie Underwood Sing Survivor’s ‘In A Moment’ Cobra Kai Cameo

Carrie Underwood Kobra Kai

In Episode 9 of Cobra Kai season 4, which just dropped on Netflix, Carrie Underwood makes an appearance performing for the All Valley Karate Tournament. To the shock of the crowd watching the tournament, Carrie Underwood is introduced. “I am so honored to be here,” she says to the cheering crowd, “I didn’t see a lot of karate growing up in Oklahoma, but you guys know, I LOVE TO COMPETE!”

The fictional reason the rag-tag karate team was able to snag Carrie for the tournament is that board member Ron performed some dental work on Carrie’s husband (former hockey player Mike Fisher). After an introduction, Carrie sings Survivor’s “Moment of Truth” as shots of the epic competition flash on the screen.

Carrie Underwood sings Survivor’s “Moment of Truth” on Cobra Kai

Last year, Carrie revealed on Twitter that she was a big fan of the show, even if she spelled the name of the series wrong. “Just started watching #kobraKai on Netflix. Ummmm…it’s kinda awesome!”

And then the official Cobra Kai twitter account teased “We believe you Karrie” after she apologized for spelling the name of the show wrong.

Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio welcomed her aboard

Cobra Kai producers say Carrie “was really game”

“We had this idea that our sometimes bumbling tournament board members would have a lot of big ideas for blowing up the tournament and making it bigger and better,” Cobra Kai executive producer Hayden Schlossberg explained to Decider. “We loved setting up the low expectations of what they’re capable of, especially with a history littered with mistakes. There was apparently a Malcolm-Jamal Warner debacle. So we kind of used that as a throwaway to set this up, but we knew we wanted them to have a victory, for Ron specifically, to deliver on the promise that’s so much bigger than what he should be capable of.”

When the show went looking for someone to perform an uptempo version of Survivor’s “The Moment of Truth” (the song that played during the credits of the original Karate Kid film), they decided to reach out to a singer who was also a fan.

“[Underwood] was really game.” Schlossberg told Decider. “We reached out personally to her through mutual connections and she couldn’t have been more excited and more gracious and more willing to get on her tour bus and come down and spend a day with us. It was just a love affair on both sides. She was excited to be working with us; we were excited to be working with her. She worked with our composers in terms of the arrangement and the recording and the mix, and it could not have gone smoother.”

UPDATE: I grew up watching ‘Daniel’ and ‘Johnny’ and I can’t believe I actually get to be a small part of the legacy that is the Karate Kid,” Carrie said.

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