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Carrie Underwood prays for her haters

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Carrie Underwood is a country music favorite loved by millions, but right now she is receiving a lot of hate.

The former American Idol winner is a seasoned performer, but when she received the role of “Maria” in The Sound of Music Live, it caused many people to cringe stating she has no acting skills for such a role.

Descendants of the von Trapp family were very vocal in expressing their disappointment concerning the choice of Underwood.

“[Our family has] had the conversations of who could play this role better and it was Anne Hathaway, for example,” said Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, great grandson of Maria von Trapp, to ABC News.

“Here’s someone who just won an Oscar for a similar situation [in Les Miserables]. She was able to act and sing.”

When people think of The Sound of Music, they picture Julie Andrews in the iconic lead role.

Even a seasoned actress would be overwhelmed with following in such legendary footsteps.

However, this $9 million dollar project needed a big name to bring in the viewers, and producers went straight to Carrie Underwood.

A Broadway star or veteran actress may have given an award-winning performance, but what about also obtaining what must have been a massive sponsorship by Walmart? Probably not.

Underwood took all of the criticism in stride. What did she have to say to her haters?

"Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus," Underwood tweeted Friday. "They will be in my prayers tonight ... 1 Peter 2:1-25."

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