Carrie Underwood - Ever Ever After

05 November Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I have to admit, I wasn't aware of who Carrie Underwood was until a few years ago, thanks to Reggie Yates on Radio 1's Official Chart Show. He asked a question along the lines of "Who has sold the most records world wide after being a winner on American Idol?" I had expected Kelly Clarkson to come on top with Jordin Sparks following, but instead Kelly came second with Carrie Underwood first, which really surprised me since Carrie Underwood, as of yet, has never charted on the UK chart. Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol, and has had a number of hits in the US.

This song was sung by Carrie Underwood, and released on the Enchanted Soundtrack (it's one of my favourite films ever, and I so hope the rumours are true that there is a sequel in the works). For some reason a music video was released, which I watched a few days ago on the music channels, but the song was not released as a single, therefore it obviously didn't chart anywhere, even though this song is sung beautifully and it's the only one I know from her.

I love this music video, it works perfectly, again it's another soundtrack music video, but this is different from the rest, they've used the animation scenes from the film at the start of the music video, also making Carrie Underwood into an animation, which was an extremely clever thing to do, and kind of reminds me of Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot's hit "Car Wash". And they don't use any other scenes from the film, instead they use what they filmed, which is a really clever and unique idea.

I think Carrie Underwood is really pretty in both the live bit and the animation, I like the use of the waterfall, and in theory they HAD to use it. I like how similar it is to the film, and that they used all the same effects. I like the fact that Carrie spreads happiness throughout the street, that newspaper stand man was awe-struck by her. That florist liked her lots too, and I thought it was really sweet that she gives the flower to another person, and links them two together, and I love the dancing with the children bit. And especially the end how the people just stop and move away creating two lines. It's definitely a music video that stands out from the crowd.

Carrie Underwood has this strong and powerful voice that makes you realise she is worthy of winning American Idol, although she deserves to become a worldwide star, I reckon the UK will really like her, and her sort of music is definitely making the chart now, so maybe it's the time for her.

Overall I love this song, and it'll be stuck in my head all day. The music video is very different, and definitely stands out from the many different music videos out there. It's a shame she never released it as a single as I could see it charting quite high. I hope one day she manages success over here in the UK, and I look forward to writing more reviews of her music videos.