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Carrie Underwood Joined By Duet Partner For First Ever Live Performance Of Chart-Topping Collaboration

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Ever since her return to the spotlight earlier this year, Carrie Underwood has reminded us over and over again that she is truly the queen of country music.

After an unplanned hiatus due to a gruesome fall outside of her Nashville home in November 2017, Underwood made a triumphant return to the stage in April when she performed her latest single “Cry Pretty” at the ACM Awards. While the performance was her first live appearance since her accident, it wasn’t her first song release.

In January, Underwood released “The Champion,” a song she wrote and recorded with rapper Ludacris for the 2018 Super Bowl. Less than a month later, the American Idol champ released a video for the powerful anthem that included historic clips and touching footage from triumphant moments of everyday champions.

But, until last night (June 22), Underwood and Ludacris had never before performed the song together live. During the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, the two musical powerhouses shared the stage for the first time and it was every bit as incredible as we expected it to be.

A clip from the event shows the crowd rise to their feet as Underwood began to sing the powerful anthem. They sang along to every word as Ludacris and the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir joined them on stage.

The RDMAs also honored the country songstress for her generosity and humanitarian efforts with the show’s “Hero” Award.

Watch a clip of Carrie Underwood and Ludacris performing “The Champion” at the Radio Disney Music Awards in the video below.