It’s no secret that American Country Countdown Awards performer Carrie Underwood is a vocal powerhouse. We knew it on American Idol and after five GRAMMYs we still know: this woman can do it all. Labeled a “full lyric soprano,” Underwood can smoke a hole in any song, most times leaving us at home breathless and worn out. My throat hurts just thinking about it. We gathered all of her big notes from various YouTube accounts and vocal range charts and attempted to translate their technical names into something we can all understand.
“O Holy Night” by John Sullivan Dwight
Technical name: Eb5
Translation: Pop 5 cough drops.
“All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood
Technical name: E5.
Translation: Drink a gallon of hot tea with honey and lemon…and mint…and eucalyptus.
“Last Name” by Carrie Underwood
Technical name: F5.
Translation: Chug an entire bottle of honey.
“Alone” by Heart
Translation: Schedule a throat replacement with your doctor.
“I Know You Won’t” by Carrie Underwood
Technical: 16 seconds of belting.
Translation: Find an oxygen mask, NOW.
“Do Re Mi” / The Sound of Music
Technical: Bb5 (Her highest, sung note ever)
Translation: No voice tomorrow morning.
“Crying” by Aerosmith
Technical: Rockstar status alongside rock ‘n’ roll legend, Steven Tyler
Translation: Be reborn as Carrie Underwood.
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