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‘One Shining Moment’ to receive new treatment this year

Marshall Plumlee, Grayson Allen, Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor, Matt Jones,Tyrus Jones

Members of the national championship Duke basketball team from left, Marshall Plumlee; Grayson Allen; Justise Winslow; Jahlil Okafor; Matt Jones and Tyrus Jones are welcomed at Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Durham, N.C. Duke defeated Wisconsin Monday night in the NCAA Final Four tournament championship game. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Turner is once again switching it up when it comes to the iconic finish to the NCAA tournament.

The company is using a new artist for the vocals of the classic ‘One Shining Moment’ that plays over the tournament montage following the conclusion of the title game broadcast.

Luther Vandross’ version has been played 12 of the last 13 years, with Jennifer Hudson’s rendition replacing it for the 2010 season.

That change was, to put it lightly, not received well. Turner isn’t saying who the new artist is, but the Internet, and specifically social media, is a nostalgic place where change rarely goes over well at first. Given the explosion of social media over the last six years, it’s probably safe to assume the initial general reaction to whoever is replacing Vandross this year will be even more overwhelming than before.

Although it may be worth noting that one thing the Internet is mostly in agreement with is its approval of Beyonce, who is a native of Houston, the site of this year’s Final Four.

We’ll find out what’s in store Monday night.