CBS Sports is reinstating the Luther Vandross version of “One Shining Moment” at the conclusion of the network’s NCAA Tournament coverage next Monday night. Last season featured Jennifer Hudson, which wasn’t exactly a hit with college basketball fans.
“Both versions are great. She (Hudson) did a great job,” said Harold Bryant, CBS Sports’ vice president for production. “We just felt like we wanted to go back to Luther.”
CBS Sports’ creative director Doug Towey suggested using the song in 1987. Since then, the network has used four versions: David Barrett (1987-93), Teddy Pendergrass (1994-99), Vandross (2003-09) and Hudson (2010).