Carrie Underwood to star in NBC's 'The Sound of Music'
November 30th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Carrie Underwood to star in NBC's 'The Sound of Music'

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens and Carrie Underwood as Maria?

On Friday, NBC announced its plans to air a live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” starring Underwood as Maria, based on the original musical.

The three-hour telecast is expected to air sometime during the 2013 holiday season.

“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a press release. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”

Grammy Award-winning Underwood follows in the footsteps of actress Julie Andrews, who played the role of Maria in the iconic 1965 film.

“To have a star like Carrie Underwood perform Maria in ‘The Sound of Music’ - and in such a very special and unique production - is exciting beyond words,” Rodgers & Hammerstein President Ted Chapin said in a press release.

Whether you think Underwood is a good fit for the role or not, the former American Idol winner already proved she can belt out “The Sound of Music” during Movies Rock, which took place at Los Angeles' Kodak Theater in December 2007.


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  1. mecindylewis

    i agree we need more young women to follow carrie in terms of being successful and being a lady at the same time..

    http://glamorgalore.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/carrie-underwood/

    December 26, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. love carrie's marriage also

    i love when men are faithful...it makes me so happy

    December 22, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Thats funny

    wait until you meet your photo. ewwwwwww

    December 22, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
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    December 22, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. originalsound808

    Why does EVERYTHING need to be recreated? Are we really running of creativity?!

    December 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ianmonam

    The hillbillies are alive with the sound of Moosic.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. memelissascott

    Carrie is a 5 Time Grammy winner and an exceptionally gifted Live Vocalist. She can do this with an acting coach, etc- and she has a year to prepare.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. memelissascott

    carrie underwood is very talented nd beautiful . i love her voice and performance in sound of music

    December 10, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Longtime Musician

    Unfortunately she is too much nasal in her voice and accent in first few bars she is perfect country but does this poorly
    and does not have the right depth and volume to do this like JUlie nailed it.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nancy

    From time to time we see this in the entertainment world. A particularly beloved role is being recast for a remake, and the new actor/actress is facing the monumental task of filling some rather large shoes. Poor Carrie Underwood. Julie Andrews go round' of Maria Von Trapp will be impossible to for Carrie to live up to, no matter how the music or plot is tweaked. I fear this will be a huge mistake for her personally, and professionally.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DS

    I have been a Carrie Underwood supporter. I enjoy her music and I was glad she won AI the year she did as she was the best singer at that time. Although, Mrs. Underwood is a TERRIBLE Actress. Her Christmas special fell completely flat and her role in the Soul Surfer was one of the worst acting I have seen. She is too bothered by her hair, make-up and portraying a stiff above the masses celebrity. I am quite disappointed in her transformation, honestly. I didn't think based on who she was in the beginning of her career, that she would turn into a narcissistic shallow person. I am not trying to be disrespectful although it is she who is portraying this image every time she is in the public eye. I will not be watching the remake of "Sound of Music". Unless she does a complete 180, gets acting lessons, starts to be more relatable and less shallow....then the movie will be a bust!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • L. Johnson

      Just watched Sound of Music. Carrie is everything you said. She is an AWFUL actress. Stiff motionless face....

      December 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. juliazoe4

    She will do very well in this role and she has the personality for this part. I totally agree.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. give her another ba ba when everyone

    is out having fun. baawaaahhhaaaaa....who cares.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mmmmmmmmmm

    i'm hanging out tonight we'll discuss this topic at the bar...

    December 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JAO

    Hmmmm. I like Carrie's music and her country way is perfect for her but I think adding those little country twangs and nuances to this perfectly crafted musical is going to ruin it for me.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. rony

    Carrie is a good singer but playing Maria; she'll have to do a 180.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  17. Anita

    Ok, yes, she's pretty and she can sing but you don't give a role like this, who has to fill the very accomplished shoes of Julie Andrews...who hasn't proven she can act. Maybe she will do fine, but I don't see why this classic film had to be remade by anyone.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Anita

      For some reason some of my words disappeared in my previous post that caused it to make NO sense whatsoever. What I meant to say was "Ok, yes, she's pretty and she can sing but you don't give a role like this to someone who hasn't proven that they can act when they have to fill the very accomplished shoes of Julie Andrews". Who knows maybe she will do fine but I don't see why this classic film had to be remade by anyone. To me Julie Andrews will always bee the ONLY Maria.

      December 5, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Context

      I think if you compare their careers up to this point of Underwood's life there is a certain parity. Andrews was 30 for Sound of Music, Underwood is 29. Screen and TV roles at least on IMDB (sorry for quick research lol) are 6 -3 in Andrews favor as of 1965. I'm not sure I agree with the casting either but I don't think you can rule her out based on Andrew's resume of accomplishments up to and including "The Sound of Music".

      December 5, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. ashleywilliam

    carrie underwood is very talented nd beautiful . i love her voice and performance in sound of music

    December 5, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  19. Teeg

    I am actually excited to see if Carrie can develop the voice needed to really pull of the Sound of Music. Clearly she is not there now, but she has a natural ability to sing and if schooled over the next year, it could really be spectacular. Good luck Carrie and you vocal coaches!

    December 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kyle

    I like Carrie, but she needs to stick with her genre. Why do we need to remake a perfect movie? It's like trying to repaint Mona Lisa or make a new statue of David. They've been done, they are perfect and we love them. And we can enjoy them over and over. Now can we please move on to something original?

    December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. meh

    Cripes...enough makeup on that face? Looks like a wax exhibit. Hard to believe theres a girl under all that.

    December 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lezzel

      I agree, curious to see what she will look like as a novice nun, no make up and hair put p in a habit....mmmmmm

      December 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Pride

    she's flawless

    December 4, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  23. mecindylewis

    carrie underwood is a talented and pretty young lady. i like her voice and performance in sound of music.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. m

    what does your hair look like?

    December 4, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  25. Har har har cow meow

    She looks like she's a mannequin in that picture. Incredibly plastic and fake looking.

    December 4, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. christy

    nonononononononono. she is talented but doesn't even come close to julie andrews. as a sound of music fan, i feel insulted.

    December 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  27. markie

    I do not view her as iconic...what is being said is that she is a decent example to women of today.
    most young women stink today....so we need more of Underwood. Julie Andrews is the queen and very
    few meet her beauty and grace as a lady. i'm talking young women in 2013. Most of them are deadbeats
    and dirty looking.

    December 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jim Dandey

    Underwood is FAR from "iconic", and the enitre premise is just an insult to Julie Andrews...

    December 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. margaret

    As a woman carrie underwood is a talent that we do not see that often. she is smart, beautiful and not stupid.
    She knows exactly what's going on. She will do very well in this role and she has the personality
    for this part. i agree we need more young women to follow carrie in terms of being successful and being a lady
    at the same time...you do not have to be trash to arrive at the top in this business. women need work more
    on their self pride and watch this young woman go for it. carrie underwood in the above picture is a pro and
    most of all she is a TRUE WINNER. This is what we call WINNING.

    December 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. gg in black print is mme--i repeat myself

    GG

    carrie underwood has self esteem and is a woman men also look up to.....they find her beautiful, talented and lovely.
    good for the guys!!!!!

    December 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Carrie Underwood

    is not a lemon that's for sure. i love her voice although julie andrews songs were always a very very high range...she needs training, she's beautiful for this role, but i'm sure as a singer she is aware she needs a coach. Julie Andrews had a unique soprano voice. its going to be interesting how this goes for carrie.

    December 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  32. she thinks we didn't figure out blue yet

    and the blue is to let him know its her.

    December 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  33. You see....

    that's why women head in other places for female worship.

    December 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  34. i caught you

    looking and spin your head around real fast when i turned around....smooch to you too boobie.

    December 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • I caught you

      ...Pumpin dat dude in da rump. I wanna join da fun!! My buddy Ben.....Ben Dover be ready to plaaaay!

      December 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • The first " i caught you" comment was adorable...

      the blue "i caught you" response was lame as usual.

      December 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. ipgirlie

    when i look in a mirror i said dam your still attractive

    December 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  36. radiobroadcaster

    If you want to bash someone then look in the mirror.What has race got to do with talent. Carrie was a talent that was undiscovered. She made it beacause she is talented and gifted.

    December 3, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  37. GG

    carrie underwood has self esteem and is a woman men also look up to.....they find her beautiful, talented and lovely.
    good for the guys!!!!!

    December 3, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  38. Idiots(m)

    Carrie is a woman we look up too and have respect for this is dorder city

    December 3, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  39. batman

    most likely will not be home again...make sure "everything" is shut down. no reason to watch.

    December 3, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  40. carrie underwood?

    you've never seen her have you–need i say more

    December 3, 2012 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  41. she's not carrie underwood

    thats for sure....

    December 3, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  42. sal

    100 buckeroos she's screw up like usual...

    December 3, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  43. We be lynchin.....

    Spoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooks!

    December 3, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  44. da boon cooonz

    Boon cooonz!! Where iz my lil boon cooonz?? Time for you to sing me sum tunes!! My lil boon cooonz!!!

    December 3, 2012 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  45. Bob Klingenberg

    Appropriate to bring up Lindsey Lohan. Carrie Underwood doesn't come close to matching Julie Andrews. This broadcast should help take the heat off Lindsey for her horrible portrayal of Liz Taylor.

    December 3, 2012 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  46. chris brown

    thank you.

    December 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. 649418154443

    i like white...it reminds me summer and death.

    December 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. SKY

    FACT: GET SOME ONE TO SING THIS SONG WITH FEELING....WHEN JULIE ANDREWS SINGS YOU FEEL AND SEE THE
    BEAUTY...YOU FEEL HER SOUL...SHE HAPPY .....CARRIE IS JUST SINGING A SONG....NOTHING ELSE....NO
    SOUL OR FEELING....
    THIS SONG HAS TO BE SONG WITH A PERSONS SOUL....IN ORDER TO DELIVER ....THE GREATEST IMPACT..
    THIS IS NOT JUST A SONG YOU SING....AND I THINK SHE JUST DID NOT DELIVER IT WITH FEELING...

    December 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  49. gg

    what type of music do you sing Orlando

    December 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • orlando

      Hi: I used to sing in the bass section of a Philharmonic Chorus. I'm 67 yrs old. I love music and I can appreciate Underwood's talents in her line of work. But I believe for what I heard in the promotion video, her voice it is no suitable for the role. I'll give you an example of what I'm talking about. Early in the 90s, Diana Ross, who's talents can not be denied, sang at The Vienna New Year Christmas Concert. Flanking her where Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, two world wide known tenors. Ms Ross presentation was one of the sorriest I have ever heard. Why? Because she was matched with the wrong performers and music. I hope that the same will not happen to Ms Underwood.

      December 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. orlando

    Phrasing, breathing and voice are not good enough for The Sound of Music. Falsetto for a high is not what the score demands.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  51. gina trappo

    what type of music to you sing orlando?

    December 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. orlando

    Phrasing, breathing and voice are not good enough for The Sound of Music. Falseto for high notes not convincing.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  53. gaga in the file

    great.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  54. The punisher

    Hey while yur @ it make a remake of the african queen. its a wonderful life and gone with the wind i will play rhett butler. frankly scarlett i dont give a dime! give me a break!

    December 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. *

    Stop flipping my screens dear

    that game went out 1 month ag0

    December 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Sneed Hearn

    You have no game

    December 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |

    December 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Carrie is wonderful

    -

    December 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Stop flipping my screens dear

    that game went out 1 month ag0

    December 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Sneed Hearn

    Ugh. Sickeningly sweet insipid movie that didn't need a remake. And it would be soooo much better with Lindsay Lohan instead. Or Nikki Minaj.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sneed Hearn

    No one ever lost a dime underestimating the taste of the American public. H L Mencken.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rihanna

    I woke up this morning and found I had been sleeping with a large steaming dump in my bed.

    December 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Nice butt shake boo

    thanks

    December 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  62. The punisher

    Blasphemy! von crap family singers! nothing is sacred anymore!

    December 2, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  63. Her voice is outstanding....

    professional and she is what men should be looking at not this garage that women provide then these poor men wind up not respecting and resenting them

    not carrie underwood(picture above) i hope your marriage lasts forever. you guys have the tools to keep this marriage going.

    December 2, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  64. carrie is wonderful...(picture above)

    i hope our young women of today look at this woman and realize she is a role model...her husband adores her and they are completely loyal to each other–i love that so much and i love you carrie underwoodl

    December 2, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  65. Perfect couple

    carrie underwood (pic above) are the prime example of a couple ...he is completely devoted to her and why because she provides the love and support he needs as a man and he provides the love and support she needs.

    you cannot have a relationship based on keep her mouth shut so she won't explode..it will never work and evetuallly divorce will happen. carrie is another wife on my list that is the best...

    December 2, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  66. Perfect example for women with goals...Picture above

    remember don't hang around trash...you'll never get anywhere, you want to be with people who have a goal, who have personalities and to want to move forward.

    get away from these slobby women...they provide nothing but troube. they are of no use to me and should be of no use to women trying to get ahead.....good work carrie

    December 2, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  67. carri's crushed...

    control...

    December 2, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  68. get off the computer...

    your a waste

    December 2, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  69. Carrie Underwood

    is not garbage

    December 2, 2012 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  70. you just a jealous ho

    -

    December 2, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  71. kk

    They should have chosen Christina Aguelara for this part. It is her favorite movie after all.

    December 2, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  72. Dirty Sanchez

    Took a dump in a ziplock bag. Going to use it as a pillow.

    December 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  73. NRJ

    Duh heeels are elive wit duh sound uf musiiik!!!!

    December 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  74. nate dear.

    carol and tim are alive and well...harvey korman passed away

    December 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  75. good night.

    I'm so glad we had this time together
    just to have a laugh or sing a song
    seems we just gets started and
    before you know it...
    comes the time we have to say so long
    (pull left ear lobe)

    December 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      We miss you Carol. Hope you are up in Heaven with Harvey Cornan and and Tim Conway having a big ol time.

      December 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      We miss you and we love you. Hopefully we'll get to see you again one day.

      December 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Dirty Sanchez

    I took a dump in my front yard and the neighbor's dog stepped in it.

    December 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. And That Completes The News For This Evening...

    Hoping Your News Is Good News I'm NY4 Carrie..Good Night

    December 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  78. your a little emotional over a

    dumb movie don't you think?

    December 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  79. CaptainObvious

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
    NBC is obviously on crack

    December 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  80. don't tell anyone about my other side...

    i can stiil do remakes all the time and run almost 2 miles....haven't done that in years....didn't think i could still do it.

    December 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  81. i thrive on remakes...

    its different over and over and over again....

    December 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. justwrong1

    There is No Other Sound of Music, Any decision to remake is a Bad Decision, Completely Tragic & Bad.
    Regardless of the Star Picks, It's just Wrong, the Sound Of Music should NEVER be a remake (yuck).

    December 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  83. bob

    Give me a complete psychological file on anyone who seen the movie the sound of music more than 4 times

    December 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Sandi Patty is black actress right?

    hello?

    December 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Ken

    This is absolute blasphemy! Could NBC have made a more poor choice? No offense to Ms. Underwood but the part of Maria is not for a midrange vocalist... I will boycott this production! Let's get Sandi Patty to star in a new Broadway version...

    December 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laquecia

      It's gotta be Fantasia. It's time for an African American Sound of Music.

      December 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ny4carrie

      Carrie Underwood is not a mid-range vocalist. She has a HUGE range and can hit all the notes she needs to hit to play this role. Sure, no one can replace Julie Andrews, but the hate and bashing Carrie is getting is unreal and unfair. Carrie has 5 Grammys and over 100 major music awards. She deserves a chance before she is bashed and written off as a train wreck. Not cool. Moreover the original cast of Sound of Music- including Christopher Plummer- have been tweeting and offering support for Carrie all day long. The oroginal Gretl is thrilled for Carrie and did a video blog, and tweeted.

      December 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • This Ends The News For This Evening

      Hoping Your News Is Good News–I'm NY4Carrie–GoodNight.

      December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • EJ

      Sandi Patti is in her 50s!!! She has the voice, but is waaayyyyy too old for this role. Carrie Underwood will be great as Maria Von Trapp.

      December 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  86. I love the sound of music

    i watch it every easter with my family.

    December 1, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  87. i love carrie

    she's the bomb

    December 1, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  88. goinstrong

    TThere appears to be no limit to the depths entertainment pimps will descend.

    When NBC actually delivers on this threat (yes, "threat"), they well defecate on the beauty and the sacred image of "The Sound of Music." They will frolic in the slime with those who "create" the toxic broadcasts that have contaminated TV for years.

    How disgusting to defile such a beautiful story and production as has been "The Sound of Music" for decades.

    Carrie Underwood, a product of trash TV, as Maria? Heaven help us all.

    December 1, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  89. Nunsense...

    has baggage from here to the other end of the moon. yes it is possible....lol

    December 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  90. don't payer the "nun" any mind...

    her lies go from here to the other side of the world....lol

    December 1, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  91. Carrie's great...heard the song...

    certain sections have to be a couple of octave's up for her range...her music instructor can help her with that and
    she will have another mega hit.

    December 1, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Sistah_Tru

      Lez & Dick show them scrawny white gurls aint nutthin but posin n frontin.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Carrie is another example

      young women should look up to–she arrived at the top of her game without having to be a bum to do it.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  92. michelle

    both need to complete peace mission.

    December 1, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  93. gaf60

    What is wrong with most of you. You sound like pigs. If you don't agree with Carrie being cast in the part just say so and keep your filthy comments to yourself.

    December 1, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • ny4carrie

      agree. So much hate and the poor girl hasn't even been given a chance to show what she has got. The video above clearly shows that she can pull off the singing. She needs an acting coach of course, and a dance coach to teach her the Austrian folk dances, etc- but she can pull off the singing.

      December 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  94. I've never met a jew

    who was a racist–i've worked with them for years.

    December 1, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  95. Justin

    When I first glanced at the headline I thought it said "Kristen Chenoweth" - that would make a lot of sense ... but Carrie Underwood?? Are you kidding?? Worst. Idea. Ever. I'd rather gouge my eyes out ... Rodgers and Hammerstein are rolling over in their graves about now ... What's next? Tim McGraw as Tevye?

    December 1, 2012 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  96. Mykel Armory

    Undersood need lose a few pounds ifn she wanna get a man and keephim and career. very fat. very piggy. looka like wipin all wrong. no oneneedin a piggy jug pig fattington bear inna bed. make her do some chores, i reckon that ay keeper fat off.

    December 1, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  97. Slim Jim

    Big dinner-Mexican food. Time to take a big steamer...headed over to the neighbor's pool...

    December 1, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  98. Yovanis Lugo

    Dit Julie Andrews die . She was and iconic woman.

    November 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  99. v

    my family member is better at this because she has vocal background but i will agree her voice is not strong enough for this music.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  100. BTF

    A remake is supposed to better than the original, otherwise, what's the use? This will be a wasted effort. Carrie doesn't have the vocal range or power of lungs required by this score, as proved by the video on this page. . . . And for the Christmas following this, are they going to make the a move about Mother Teresa starring Dolly Parton?

    November 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Franko

    I think Carrie will do very well as Maria. But I would like to know who will play Mr. Von Trapp??

    November 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Robin

    Too much twang and pop styling.

    November 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  103. carrie underwood

    is a professional and i agree we need to see more women like this...we have to much trash out there that these
    men deal with....these men deserve better women and carrie is one of them.

    November 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  104. PING

    stfu

    November 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Pong

    Someone stop this nonsense!

    November 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  106. you have no clue

    of singers or the entertainment industry...stfu

    November 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Say it ain't so

    This is just wrong. Are the people in showbiz not tired of remaking classics? Leave it alone. If you want to do remakes do the ones that bombed at the box office such as "gigli" or "glitter" come to mind but leave the classics untouched, may as well repaint an old da vinci painting or rewrite a shakespeare classic.

    November 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Anne

    First, this is a play, not a remake of the movie. Second, Julie Andrews did not perform live, but was in a pre recorded movie. Third, this generation has no clue about the TSOM. Fourth, Carrie has always excelled at anything she has tried in her career. I don't think this will be any less amazing. Give the girl a break and critique her once the show is over.

    November 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • mohansen

      Nicely said!

      November 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kjinmaine

      Exactly!!!!! Thank you.

      December 1, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • ny4carrie

      Anne- well said. The comments are just unreal and uncalled for. Some of you haters should really take a deep breath, get a grip, and come down off the ledge.

      Carrie is a 5 Time Grammy winner and an exceptionally gifted Live Vocalist. She can do this with an acting coach, etc- and she has a year to prepare. It is not like they cast Tonedeaf Taylor swift. Now THAT would be a travesty.

      December 2, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  109. HIPPO LO

    she has an amazing voice she sings with passion and is a lady....she will be with us for a long time.
    she is a woman that we should look up to in terms of goals.

    November 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Annie

    Underwood is a pretty girl and she can sing. But Julie Andrews had...magic. She just emanated kindness and purity and gentleness and goodness and this amazing combination of naivete and mischief and motherly instinct. Does Underwood possess all that? Let's not be silly.

    November 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  111. LoJenks

    Why do white people keep saying that there IS a race card being played? There is no such thing as a RACE CARD. I don’t agree with Minaj that Steven Tyler was being racist. He just said what he said, and just was being too closed minded.

    But to say that African Americans are always playing the race card is being absolutely dismissive, so that america never has to really deal with real issues of discrimination that occurs to people of color. That’s not a race card, that’s reality.

    No? Tell you what, the next time a Jew accuses someone of being anti-semitic, let’s see if you tell THEM that they’re playing the race card, the way you just said you’re tired of AA’s using it! Pretty sure you wouldn’t. If Jews say it happened to them, then it’s an atrocity, like with Mel Gibson. African Americans say it, then you’re just complaining…

    November 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie

      this is totally off topic but couldnt help noticing your comment – first of all I agree with you there is no such thing as a "race card," because it's just a way for people to avoid the issues. The "race card" is in itself a sort of "trump card" people pull when they can't defend their views.
      But Second, you think Jews don't go through the same thing with the anti-semitism? Oh they very much do. People say they use "the holocaust card" or the "anti -semitic" card all the time whenever somebody Jewish brings it up.
      I say for BOTH african americans and Jews, slavery DID happen, the Holocaust DID happen, both people are still dealing with it and bearing scars, individually and collectively, so society will just have to deal with it and show some respect.

      November 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      White people bring up race just as much as black people – if not more. Just read the articles on this website that is about a black person and you'll see the many degrading comments about black people. Oh and in the Minaj/Tyler case...he shouldn't have apologized. Minaj is ignorant. She wouldn't know a racist comment if it bite her in the face.

      November 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Dont worry clint

    tavis smiley is helping with what he feels is racist..who better then to help but an intelligent black man
    thanks.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Dont worry clint

    tavis smiley is helping with all the nikki comments... thanks for be alert

    November 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  114. diane

    OMG..putting carrie underwood on the same level as lindsey lohan is so wrong in so many ways..I am excited to see the new sound of music with carrie......I know she can match vocally..looking forward to her acting skills....maybe she will do Julie Andrews justice..at least she is not a troubled soul trying to reignite her career..it is just another step in her brilliant career,,Good luck Carrie..I, for one, look forward to your new adventure....

    November 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Billy Ray

    I like her. A lot. She will do really good.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Louie

    That's as bad as using Lindsey Lohan for the Dick and Liz movie. Carrie is a pretty young lady and she is talented, but she can't hold a candle to Julie Andrews. Whoever is casting for these movies is wrong.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clint

      ^ ^ racist

      November 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrollHunter

      Julie Andrews is almost 80 years old. I am guessing she isn't available for the part.

      November 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ghhj

      I totally agree. There is only one Julie Andrews and she was perfect for the role. Why do we need a mke over??

      December 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      Carrie is a pretty lady with a very nice, country voice. But I won't watch her perform Sound of Music. I saw the movie as a child in 1965 and thereafter since. Julie Andrews' beautiful voice will always be in my mind and heart and I don't care how well someone's voice is – they will never sing it as well as Julie sung it all those years ago. Kind of like Judy Garland and Over The Rainbow. So many people have recorded that song. There are jazz versions, pop versions, r&b versions – but imo, no one will ever replace Garland's version – no one.

      December 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |

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