5 Best Moments From Carrie Underwood’s ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ [VIDEO]
In today's digitally manipulated, pre-packaged, mostly online world of entertainment, seeing a classic tale like 'The Sound of Music' performed live, flaws and all, transported us to a simpler time.
We felt like we were watching masterful theatre from the comforts of the couch. NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' (which aired on Dec. 5) was a throwback in the best possible way. It also showed fans a different side of its lead, the lovely and talented Carrie Underwood.
Underwood is one of the biggest superstars in popular country music, but she's not a crossover queen like fellow blonde Taylor Swift. Her turn in 'The Sound of Music Live!' allowed us to hear her voice in a different way, stripped of twang.
Underwood, who was the winner of Season 4 of 'American Idol,' was not as angelic as Julie Andrews was in her iconic performance of the role, but she did a more-than-respectable job.
While some of the blogosphere has spewed hatred at Underwood for attempting a classic, we think she was pretty terrific. She had to sing, act and costume change in real time. For three (!!!) hours. Bravo, bravo.
Let's not forget about Stephen Moyer's performance, though (and the fact that we thought, "Look, Bill Compton is singing." He is forever associated with his 'True Blood' character, even when playing Captain von Trapp).