While Cobra KaiIn the two-part finale of the fourth season, Carrie Underwood has a surprising cameo. In addition, the singer starts the anticipated 51st All Valley Karate Tournament with the cover version of Survivors “Moment of Truth”, the title song of The karate kid. “I am so honored to be here,” the former american idol Sieger says, before adding cheekily, “I haven’t seen much karate growing up in Oklahoma, but you know I love competing, just like these wonderful young men and young women.”
In an interview with ET’s Leanne Aguilera, co-creator Josh Heald reveals how they landed the country superstar in the penultimate episode, “The Fall”.
“We found out when the show switched to Netflix and there were people tweeting about how much they loved the show and Carrie Underwood was one of them,” reveals Heald, referring to the singer’s 2020 tweets .
“It’s kind of great!” Underwood posted back then.
“We are all fans of her. And we had in mind that there might be some opportunity for them to be there, ”continues Heald, explaining that they used the committee’s determination to raise the stakes for the 51st annual event to get them involved. “We love the tournament and how they try to put on a show like us. So Ron from the tournament board had this connection that nobody believed. ”
Adds the co-creator, “When Carrie Underwood walked outside during filming, the crowd had no idea they would be there. So the reaction was authentic … It was chaos. One of the best days we’ve ever had on set. ”
On the day Season 4 premiered on Netflix, Underwood posted a picture of himself in an Eagle Fang karate jacket with the caption, “Tonight’s plans include champagne and @CobraKaiSeries! I’m pretty sure @WilliamZabka stole this from the closet to give to me, but it’s being used well! “
Of course, at the time, fans had no idea she was on the show.
Underwood later released a statement to the press about her time on the set. “I grew up watching Daniel and Johnny and I can’t believe I’ll actually be a small part of the legacy that it is Karate kid“, She announced.
She added, “When I discovered it Cobra Kai It became one of my favorite shows a couple of years ago! I had so much fun being on set and singing such a classic song. I can’t wait to see every new episode! ”
Reference from etonline