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Carrie Underwood rocks red icing lava dress




Country music darling Carrie Underwood has a big voice, big hits and big hair.

But Sunday, in addition to taking home top honors as entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Miss Underwood also won herself the unofficial prize for Biggest Dress Ever.

To perform "I Told You So," she wore a merlot Rafael Cennamo silk taffeta ballgown that threatened to engulf the entire stage and maybe even the musicians playing behind her. This crimson concoction cascaded with proportions matching Princess Di's wedding dress, rendering Underwood immobile and surely requiring a staff of 20 to carry it all into place.

"It's big," she told the Associated Press, trying to describe the gown pre-show. "It's big. There's a lot — a lot of dress.

"It's hard to describe," she said. "Kind of like water, maybe? Like red water? That sounds scary, doesn't it? Maybe like lava. It's like lava. Or icing. Red icing."

Plenty of critics sneered. One hilariously wondered if Underwood was channeling her inner Ursula the sea witch.

But you know what? I thought the dress provided a knock-out diva look for one of the most memorable nights in the gorgeous singer's post-American Idol career. When you get crowned as county music royalty, you get license to wear a dress that fits the title.

~ Deal Diva Colleen

(Photo: AP)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:15pm]


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