Carrie Underwood was one of the many performers on last night American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” event at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in LA.

She looked gorgeous walking the red carpet wearing a black Rafael Cennamo Fall 2010 dress – it was a nice change from cute pastels.

The strapless gold dress with a black embroidered pattern plus a rise and fall hem is a stunning creation, but it looks so much better on the model.

I love the voluminous skirt which takes the dress to the model knee, plus the black band around the model’s waist also helps give the dress more shape.

As gorgeous as Carrie looks, she really dialed down the fabulousity of this dress.

She paired her dress with Jimmy Choo ‘Zena’ sandals and Carla Amorim jewels.

She also performed in this dress singing “Change” from her latest album “Play On”.

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