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When you watch One Shining Moments throughout the 1990s, you’ll notice that they’re about 40 seconds shorter than the current version. It’s because CBS was using an abridged version of the song. In 2000, the fuller version of the song debuted on the telecast and the network hasn’t looked back.
Game Jonas Valanciunas Jersey From 1987-1993, Barrett sung the montage before R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass took over from 1994-1999.
Barrett returned to voice the montage from 2000-2003. But in 2003, the only man truly fit to sing the song took up the mantel. Luther Vandross’s velvety smooth voice graced our televisions that year and we’re all much better for it (pay no mind to the 2010 version with Jennifer Hudson, it never happened as far as I’m concerned).
On an alternate feed of the 2016 championship game, a “One Shining Moment” tailored to Villanova sung by Ne-Yo aired as well. Charles Barkley voiced a version to promo TBS’s airing of the national championship for the first time, but parental discretion is advised before viewing.
Vandross’s version remains the most indelible because it’s the best. No matter what the powers that be do to change things up, his version reigns supreme. It’s the one whoever wins the title tonight will gather at one end of the court — together — to watch as champions.