When news broke that Carrie Underwood would play Maria Von Trapp in the “Sound of Music Live!” there were several critics. The special aired on NBC Dec. 5, and went off without a hitch. In the days leading up to the big event, several hateful messages and tweet were sent to Carrie Underwood. According to a Dec. 7 report from E! Online, Carrie Underwood tweeted about her haters saying “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus” just a day after the show aired.
While the reviews were mixed over the “Sound of Music Live!” fans of Carrie Underwood have come to her defense. Critics have slammed Underwood because she came into fame because of “American Idol” and has not done much acting. With all of the criticism, Carrie Underwood has handled herself well. She hasn’t directly addressed any tweets or hate mail, and her simple statement on Twitter pretty much covered her feelings.
The “Sound of Music Live!” garnered 18.5 million viewers for the three hour event. The important 18-49 demographic had the highest rating. Everyone has an opinion on whether the production was good or bad, but the truth is, it doesn’t matter to Carrie Underwood.
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