Carrie Underwood Absolutely Slayed George Michael’s “Praying for Time” During This 2008 “American Idol” Performance

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Upon the news of his death, Carrie Underwood shared her affection for George Michael.

“”As a child, his was the first voice I could pick out of the sea of voices I heard on the radio,” she wrote. “Before I knew anything about him, I knew his voice.”

In 2008, at the “Idols Give Back” show, the songstress choose to perform Michael’s 1990 single “Praying for Time,” which appeared on his Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album. Coincidentally, Michael also performed the song during the “American Idol” finale that same year.

Watch her stunning performance: