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Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or Nay?

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Next year's holiday season will have televisions everywhere alive with "The Sound of Music" -- as sung by Carrie Underwood.
How do you solve a problem like casting Maria, a role made so iconic by Julie Andrews, in the new NBC version of the musical?
Only by tapping a singer as popular as Underwood, a country superstar and "American Idol" winner.
"Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," said head of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.

Based on a true story, "Sound of Music" revolves around Maria, a nun who becomes a governess for the seven children of widower Captain von Trapp. They fall in love, but the shadow of World War II threatens their future.
Maria von Trapp "was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist," Greenblatt said.
This will be Underwood's first major lead acting role; she's appeared on "How I Met Your Mother" and in the film "Soul Surfer."
She isn't the only "Idol" alum to graduate to acting. Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for her role in the movie "Dreamgirls," and will be starring on NBC's "Smash" with Katharine McPhee. Constantine Maroulis and Clay Aiken have both enjoyed stage success. And recent season contestants Paul McDonald and Jessica Sanchez appeared on "Parenthood" and "Glee," respectively.
[Related: Watch an extended preview of 'Smash' with McPhee and Hundson]
NBC's take on the Rogers and Hammerstein classic will be based on the original Broadway show, which starred Mary Martin. It will premiere sometime in the 2013 holiday season.
Wonder who'll play the captain?
Carrie We all know the original will never be topped. But I'm excited to see Carrie in this. Hope she won't be too country-ish for Maria.

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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

I'm not to sure I bloody loved The Sound of Music, at one stage I think I knew it word for word I hope she's not to country for the role as well, that's basically the biggest concern.
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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

Always a sing of decline/desperation when a recording artist retreats to musical theatre.
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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

i think she'd be really good as maria! as long as she controls the twang.
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Carrie is amazing with any project she does!!

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I can see her as Maria.

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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

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Always a sing of decline/desperation when a recording artist retreats to musical theatre.
Not for a country artist.

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Carrie is amazing with any project she does!!
Yeah. She rarely flops. But hope not for this.

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I can see her as Maria.
How about Mariah being Maria?
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Let's get a taste of Carrie singing The Sound of Music.


Seems like there's considerable amount of people who disapproves this performance. But not Tony Bennett for sure.
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I think they should make a version of The Sound of Music in which the Nazis successfully prevent the Von Trapps from escaping.
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Was just informed that this will be broadcasted live...

GL Carrie!

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hmmm. why is video not working for me?

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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

It's difficult for me to imagine anyone but the original cast in that movie. There's no doubt Carrie's got a better voice than Julie Andrews, but as other have said, she might be a little bit too country, and we'll have to wait and see how her acting skills go ...

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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

Hopefully she's a better actress than she was in How I Met Your Mother, not a bad choice
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Re: Carrie Underwood casts as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's "The Sound of Music". Yay or N

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It's difficult for me to imagine anyone but the original cast in that movie. There's no doubt Carrie's got a better voice than Julie Andrews, but as other have said, she might be a little bit too country, and we'll have to wait and see how her acting skills go ...
Interesting opinion .
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