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Carrie Underwood: Maria in 'Sound of Music' Holiday Broadcast!

Carrie Underwood: Maria in 'Sound of Music' Holiday Broadcast!

Carrie Underwood has signed on to play the iconic role of Maria in a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, according to USA Today.

The 29-year-old country star will take on the part in a three-hour event during the 2013 holiday season.

“We’re thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “Having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have. It’s a particular joy to us as producers to see this amazing artist stretch into new territory with this classic musical.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music???

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  • Rae

    I think this is a bad idea, not sure who would even want to try to walk in Julie Andrews shoes.

  • sillyme

    They have GOT to be kidding. Geez, there are so many other actresses out there who could do this and be more appropriate.

  • Jorie

    Nothing against Carrie Underwood or anyone else in the cast, but the movie is a classic. No one can come close to Julie Andrews’ performance – or, for that matter, Christopher Plummer’s (seriously, his version of “Edelweiss” will always be the best).

  • siennagold

    Julie Andrews will forever be Maria Von Trapp.

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  • Tony

    Are you f*cking kidding me? This role is not just about singing! There are plenty of great actresses who sing! Geezus!

  • rtyrt

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  • cece

    one more reason to hate her ……

  • Lauren

    Maria with orange skin, huge teeth and big, yellow pageant hair? DNW.

  • Shawn

    I would much rather hear about this beautiful talented woman than that other chick who can’t sing & calls herself country but isn’t. We saw Carrie live 2 months ago. Best concert ever. And it was the only country show we’ve ever been to. All the others were rock shows. I think that says something about Carrie and the wide appeal of her music.

  • lc

    at least she can sing!! she’s gonna be great!

  • Effy

    Out of EVERY picture, why did the choose this one of her? She’s so pretty but that picture above makes her look fake.

  • Joy

    Check out Christina Leoentti’s YouTube videos. She’s going to a producer soon, so the quality will be getting better. Otherwise, she is pretty good. This isn’t spam. Honestly. She’s been playing piano for over 12 years now and singing for just as long, if not longer, since she has been since she was about 10. She’s also been playing violin for over 9 years, flute for over 7, and guitar self-taught for over 3 . Please subscribe to her and listen to her music. She has big dreams and really wants to make this her career and she definitely has what it takes!

  • Terrible Twos

    I think it’s great! I always voted for her on American Idol and am glad to see her continued success. She has an amazing voice.

  • Netty Nutty

    NBCs worst idea yet. also carrie who?

  • Louise

    Could be worse! At least it is not Taylor Swift. But Swift would not get the part because we all know she cannot sing! Auditioned for Les Miserables and was sent packing. Carrie is not feminine enough to portray Maria; she is definitely a country singer (great voice, but a country girl).

  • alley


    you are rude! Carrie is beautiful and has a fantastic voice! Jealousy does not become uou. She is not Orange! She has amazing flawless skin!

  • Bryan

    Carrie will do a GREAT JOB on this role as she has already performed Sound of Music once before and she did a lovely job on it. that is probably why she was chosen. She is also a great live vocalist and this is going to be taped live. She will do great and she has a year to rehearse and take acting lessons too. You haters are just ridiculous!

  • Jack

    I loved her on American Idol. I am glad to see that she is still popular.

  • jenn

    i LOVE Carrie. Fantastic singer, beautiful girl, and wonderful person. But she seems really miscast in this role.

  • http://justjared Doug

    As smart as Carrie is I’m surprised she agreed to this. Its the same as if Demi Lovato was cast as the “The Coal Miners Daughter” …although I’m sure both ladies would give it their all —it just could not capture the magic,

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