The Sound of Music Live With Carrie Underwood: As Bad As Advertised?

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Last night, NBC aired a three-hour live performance of The Sound of Music, the world's most famous and beloved musical of all time, starring Carrie Underwood.

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    Enjoyed it.

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    Really,a country singer in Austria in 1937? Also, I agree a black mother superior? That does not make sense for the time. Carrie needs to stick to singing country. She was lifeless and flat all thru the performance; a deer in the headlights. Bad, just plain bad performance.

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    Carrie Underwood is an amazingly talented woman. Unfortunately, they took away her charm by neutralizing her southern accent. With the character of Maria sounding like an American news broadcaster instead of the captivating, adventuresome, Austrian Nun she was supposed to be, Carrie's Maria came off as stilted. I would much preferred her to use her natural speaking voice. As a play, it was well done.

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    For those who watched thinking they would see a remake of the movie you would find some disappointment. This was an adaptation of the play. The only thing missing from this was the chemistry between the leads. The talent was there, the chemistry was not. I congratulate them for trying. Well done!

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    This was a production of the STAGE PLAY not a remake of the movie. The comparison to Julie Andrews is like apples and oranges. I watched with my 8 year old and she loved it. The movie version is her favorite movie and she found this version delightful.Carrie Underwood was on that stage with seasoned Broadway actors and I thought held her own considering it was her first acting gig. I also love the fact that this allowed people who could never afford to bring their families to a live performance the opportunity to see something like this. Cudos to the cast and NBC. To all you haters..please let it go and just enjoy for a change.

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    Actually, I was just reading NBC News and it says that the Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood was a gigantic ratings boost for NBC. They said a lot of people and children watched it. It is an excellent classic movie. Carrie did wonderful and is beautiful, but of course the original with Julie Andrews is hard to beat.

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    THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS WONDERFUL AS WAS CARRIE UNDERWOOD. I READ WHERE SHE HAS AL OF HER LINES MEMORIZED ON DAY ONE OF PRACTICE. AND I DO NOT THINK YOU CAN COMPARE A PLAY TO A MOVIE.

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    no no no, Even Worse!!

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    really a BLACK mother superior nun in 1937 Austria... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    What a joke, turned it right when I saw that.

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    I think one reason it seemed a little 'off' is because it was more like a 'stage play', which is exactly what it was, instead of a full length movie like the original. But all in all I really enjoyed it! I think they all did a great job, and Carrie was even able to tear up at the right moments! Live TV would be terrifying!! Great job to all!!

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    @ faith

    You're wrong faith. The original was a Broadway play AND it starred Mary Martin.




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