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CBS Sports Reinstates Luther Vandross’ “One Shining Moment”

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Now if they could just bring back the Golden Street Prelude... :) CBS Sports is reinstating the Luther Vandross version of “One Shining Moment” at the conclusion of the network’s NCAA Tournament coverage next Monday night. Last season featured Jennifer Hudson, which wasn’t exactly a hit with college basketball fans.

    “Both versions are great. She (Hudson) did a great job,” said Harold Bryant, CBS Sports’ vice president for production. “We just felt like we wanted to go back to Luther.”

    CBS Sports’ creative director Doug Towey suggested using the song in 1987. Since then, the network has used four versions: David Barrett (1987-93), Teddy Pendergrass (1994-99), Vandross (2003-09) and Hudson (2010).

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Snooze music no matter who sings it.
  3. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    I know its pure cornball, but I liked the old Golden Street Prelude piano solo to begin the segment with the dramatic closeups of the losers and winners
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Most overrated segment of a televised sporting event ever.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I want Teddy's version back!
  6. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Barry Manilow sounds like Robert Plant compared to any version of this schlock-bucket.
  8. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Yeah, if your school never wins...
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I always liked Barrett's version, even if the whole segment is Nantz-like vanilla....
  10. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    The Barrett version is by far the best. Not even close.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The Barrett version makes me want to murder a hobo. And slappy.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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