"The ball is tipped," and then came the negative comments.
Jennifer Hudson's version of "One Shining Moment" along with the montage of highlights from the NCAA tournament was subjected to plenty of criticism last night and carried over to this morning.
Earlier in the day, someone had even edited the song's Wikipedia page to say how the latest rendition was reason enough for CBS to lose its rights to the tournament (that's since been edited out).
CBS itself called it "an onslaught of criticism" and summed it up with this article:
On YouTube, commenters also expressed their distaste for Hudson's rendition of the song, which has also been recorded by Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and David Barrett.
"I was disappointed when I finally saw the 'new' version of 'One Shining Moment,'" one YouTube commenter wrote. "It did not seem to have the same momentum as previous arrangements."
Another called the new version "horrible."
"CBS just wanted to put a modern face on this beautiful song," that commenter continued. "What they did was put a horrible rendition on this classic song."