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Carrie Underwood Survives Wind Tunnel in Performing ‘Blown Away’ at the Billboard Music Awards

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With a wall of mechanical fans blowing hair all across her face, Carrie Underwood performed the title track from her new ‘Blown Away’ album at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. The country singer’s performance lacked the luminaries, exotic dancers and costumes many of the previous artists employed, but it lacked nothing in talent. She was as vocally strong as she’s ever been during a televised performance.

This is the second time Underwood has sung ‘Blown Away’ live, following her performance on ‘American Idol‘ early this month. It seems likely the song will be her next single after ‘Good Girl’ finishes its time on the charts. Underwood wore a long red gown and played in front of a band dressed entirely in black and white. Her outfit made it clear where the crowd should focus.

There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma / To wash the sins out of the house / There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma / To rip the nails out of the past,” Underwood sang, acting out the the drama of the dark, orchestral rocker with each note. If she was nervous, she didn’t show it.

As the song reached a cathartic finish, the fans were set to high, leaving Underwood’s perfectly-styled blonde hairdo a mess. At the end, as graffiti rained over the audience of celebrities, the singer pulled back her frizzy locks with a big smile on her face. She certainly had plenty to smile about, as she did the country music genre proud.

Luke Bryan introduced Underwood wearing a white sport coat over light gray slacks. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were broadcast live from the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

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