The country crooner donned a white strapless gown and surprised the audience when patterns began to be projected onto the canvas.
Carrie wore a Theia couture platinum gown which had a long skirt- ideal for the projections that reflected on it.
The gown took 80 hours to make and had 10 yards of satin and the inside corset washand-embroidered with thousands of Swarovski crystals.
From stars to roses, to butterflies and even beautiful motifs were projected on Carrie's gown.
Carrie had to completely stand still throughout her performance to get her act right.
The star's display featured butterflies all over at one point during the act.
According to media reports, the four and a half foot long skirt was designed without any seams so that the projections could be showcased.
Carrie won the Grammy for the best country solo performance.
Country singer and winner of 'American Idol Season 4' Carrie Underwood's performance literally lit up the 55th Grammy Awards. Here are the pictures.
Carrie put up an spectacular show of lights during her performance at the 55th Grammy Awards.
After the performance, Carrie told the media: There are so many big performances at the Grammys and sometimes I like to just stand still and perform. So (the dress) was the best way to do it, to create a cool environment.