Carrie Underwood Disappoints In “The Sound Of Music Live”

    December 6, 2013
    Ellisha Rader Mannering
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Carrie Underwood fans were excited to watch her try her hand at acting on NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live.’ However, many people, including the real Von Trapp family felt differently. Underwood played the character of Maria Von Trapp, a role that has also been portrayed by Julie Andrews, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 1965 film, and Mary Martin, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production.

Although Underwood did well with the singing portion of the role, her acting abilities were not up to par. Myles Von Trapp Derbyshire, the great-grandson of the real Maria Von Trapp, said that he was worried about Underwood from the beginning.

He said that he was not comfortable with a singer with no acting experience, taking on the role of such an important member of his family and the story

“It’s just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story,” he said. “And although her voice is amazing, she doesn’t have acting experience… It’s just the overall image, she’s a country star, she won American Idol, she’s very public in kind of a tabloid way.”

Many people felt that Underwood was unable to capture the personality of Maria and was more of a distraction than a pleasant addition to the cast. Perhaps she should stick to singing and leave the acting to those with more experience. She could always take a few acting classes and try her hand at it another time. How do you think Carrie Underwood did with the role of Maria Von Trapp?

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  • are_your_kidding_me

    You are old enough to have a child…but too stupid to know the Star’s name…


  • pedro bundol

    So what? If the Von Trapp family did not like her performance 18,000,500,000 did. And that counts a lot. A whole lot. Forget the Von Trapps.

  • Carolyn Thrasher

    So Carrie isn’t the actress some had hoped for. But give her credit for trying. This was a live performance. How good do some of you think you would have done without acting experience.?? As far as the Von Trapps go, who cares what they think? It isn’t entirely about them now, is it? Carries singing was great, as usual……..and the negative remarks that Joan Rivers made. Who the Hell does she think she is anyway? She has no talent and shouldn’t be judging anyone but herself. Carrie isn’t out to please everyone and I hope she doesn’t take this o heart because she did the best she could and that is all that anyone should expect.

  • Charlotte Allman

    I am pleased that my entire family could sit down and watch an amazing story with an amazing cast starring Carrie Underwood deliver a Christmas present in song and acting. Let the naysayers find someone else to throw stones at. Not my Carrie Underwood!

  • seetz

    cut Underwood some slack. No slight to Julie Andrews. But Underwood didn’t have 1 year of post production to clean up her performance.