The hills were alive — live! — when the real time (for East Coast peeps, anyway) production of "The Sound of Music" aired on NBC on Thursday night.
Country star Carrie Underwood, who's known more for her singing chops than her acting résumé, headlined the show as nun-turned-governess Maria von Trapp in the live three-hour version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. And it's no shocker that Underwood's performance created a bevy of buzz before, during, and after the show.
The "American Idol" alum did fine with the songs, but when it came to acting ... well, not so much. At least that's what the critics — and the all-important Twitterverse — had to say.
The Hollywood Reporter's Marc Bernardin wrote:
Variety's take on the East coast airing: "There was plenty of criticism about Underwood not being up to snuff for the lead role and the production not measuring up to the 1965 Julie Andrews pic. And there was chatter about the lighting leaving scenes looking a little dark and the orchestra being too high in the mix."
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