Country music queens Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood premiered their collaboration "Somethin' Bad" live at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 18). Both ladies brought down the house with their rowdy girl power anthem.
"Somethin' Bad" is the latest single from Lambert's forthcoming album "Platinum." She presented Underwood with the track and they agreed to duet on it. Both ladies come from a reality TV background, Lambert as a finalist from the 2003 season of "Nashville Star" and Underwood won "American Idol" in 2004, but they have since become country music superstars. The two singers come together for the first time on "Somethin' Bad."
"Somethin' Bad" takes the best of Lambert and Underwood's spitfire performances (pretty much most of Lambert's discography and songs like Underwood's "Before He Cheats" and "Last Name") and forges them into a powerful anthem. Jangling country production armed with heavy drums and guitar back the ladies as they detail an on-the-run night of debauchery. "'Bout to tear it up down in New Orleans / Just like a real life 'Thelma & Louise,'" Lambert sings. The rowdy chorus packs the most punch with Lambert and Underwood's powerhouse voices coming together. The country sisters are doing it for themselves and doing it well on the wickedly awesome single "Somethin' Bad."
For Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, Lambert and Underwood premiered "Somethin' Bad" with a wild live performance. Decked out in rock-inspired outfits and big hair, the ladies brought attitude and flames to the stage. Like the new single itself, they put on a fiery show the crowd.
Lambert's new album "Platinum" will be released on June 3. She has already previewed the set with lead single "Automatic." The aforementioned track was released in February and it peaked at no. 6 on the country singles chart and no. 41 on the all-genre Hot 100 tally.
UPDATE: "Somethin' Bad" was released to iTunes following Lambert and Underwood's performance. Listen to the studio version of the track on Tumblr.com here