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Posted: Sep 22, 2013 10:38 PM

Emmy watchers were swift in their negative reviews of Carrie Underwood covering the Beatles' "Yesterday" during the Emmy Awards

Underwood broke into song after Don Cheadle introduced a montage of 1960s news clips of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and Beatlemania. He said it was a time when TV news truly came of age.

Off-key and unnecessary were what many people who took to Twitter had to say of Underwood's performance. Within minutes of singing the song's final notes she was a worldwide Twitter trending topic.

Tweeted Conan O'Brian show writer Sean O'Connor: "Some people never forget where they were when JFK got shot, but I will never forget where I was when Carrie Underwood murdered The Beatles."

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