[photogallerylink id=74562 align=right] Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=""]Smokey Robinson[/lastfm] invited [lastfm link_type=""]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm] to preform an impromptu song with them at the 2011 Ella Awards recently, and the crowd and both of the artists were impressed.
Joining the trio were [lastfm link_type=""]Natalie Cole [/lastfm]and singer [lastfm link_type=""]Jon B[/lastfm]. The crowd, not really big country music fans, seemed to whoop it up and holler when Carrie took her turn at the mic. Seems like they were impressed that her vocal ability could stand up to the big names she was surrounded by. The 2011 Ella Awards took place on Sept. 19 Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, marking the 20th annual event.