How Carrie Underwood’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Surprise Cameo Came Together

by Maggie Schneider

The co-creators of “Cobra Kai” are sharing with fans how Carrie Underwood’s surprise performance on the show came to be.

Carrie Underwood is a huge “Cobra Kai” fan. The singer tweeted about the show last year, calling the “Karate Kid” sequel “kinda awesome.” Now, the country star makes a cameo on the series’ latest season. Appearing in Episode 9, Underwood performs at the All Valley Karate Tournament.

The co-creators of “Cobra Kai” are now sharing with PopCulture how her cameo came to be.

“It was one of those things where we had seen after the show was on Netflix, you started to see more and more Twitter activity from celebrity fans,” Jon Hurwitz says. “And she’s somebody who we were all excited to see, loved the show, she and her family watched it.”

“The Moment of Truth”

Carrie Underwood’s performance of “The Moment of Truth” was a big surprise for people on set. The scene required a big crowd, so casting directors hired hundreds of extras. Hurwitz wanted the fans’ reaction to the performance to be genuine, which is why they kept it a secret.

“We can say that when we were filming that day, we didn’t tell the background crowd who was going to be out there, so they are all sitting there, hundreds of them in the stands knowing that they’re watching us make the show. And suddenly, Ron is up there in the middle of the mat announcing this musical performer, Carrie Underwood, and she shows up out there. And the reaction that you see from that crowd is authentic because they were shocked.”

The 7-time Grammy winner blew everyone away on set. The “Cobra Kai” team is happy that she was a part of it.

“It was a really special thing for the show. One of our most memorable days on set in all the seasons, and we can’t wait for people to see it.”

Underwood’s Favorite Movies

Carrie Underwood is a huge movie buff. Over the holidays, the singer shared some of her favorite films that are available to stream on HBO Max. It looks she is the streaming platform’s most recent guest curator!

It sounds like the singer loves a feel-good comedy every now and then. “Elf,” “Clueless,” “The Wedding Singer,” and “Bill & Ted” are a few films that make her laugh. She also surprises fans by picking “The Matrix” and “The Purge” as two of her favorites. I’m happy to see the musical film “Little Shop of Horrors” on the list.

What do you think of Carrie’s list? Will you be binge-watching any of them this weekend? Let us know on our socials.