Oh goodness, you guys. Carrie Underwood is slated to play Maria von Trapp next holiday season when NBC airs a live broadcast of the Broadway show.
Oh my goodness.
To be fair, Carrie Underwood has a huge range and I legitimately like her voice.
And, I understand they’re doing a stage version (thank God they’re not remaking the movie).
But let’s be honest, Underwood’s performance in Soul Surfer, which is pretty much the only acting credit she has, minus various guest spots on TV shows, wasn’t that great. And I don’t know of any stage experience at all.
Personally, I think this could be really bad.
Who knows? Maybe Underwood will work like crazy and pleasantly surprise us all.
With NBC broadcasting this and so many people seeing it, the comparisons to Julie Andrews will be endless, so I doubt this will be receiving a favorable response.
Here’s a video, courtesy of IdolFan2007 on youtube, of Carrie Underwood singing “The Sound of Music” a few years ago.
What do you think?
I just don’t think this style of music suits Underwood’s voice.