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Carrie Underwood responds to her 'Sound of Music Live!' critics

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Carrie Underwood likely knew she had big shoes to fill the moment she was cast as Maria von Trapp in the 'Sound of Music.' While some of her fellow country stars and loyal fans tweeted in support, she also had her share of critics. However, the country songstress isn't sweating it. In fact, she's proud of her performance. Following the Thursday, Dec. 5, three hour 'Sound of Music Live!,' she expressed her thankfulness on Twitter.

"Glory to God tonight...I couldn't be more proud. What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!' the star tweeted.

Her nitpickers didn't bash her singing nearly as much as they did her acting. Still, Underwood wasn't going to let them phase her. She kept it classy as always, by tweeting: "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25."

Despite the harsh words some had for her, Yahoo News shares that Cameron Diaz, was among those who acknowledged her great efforts, "pointing out that setting herself up to be compared to Julie Andrews was a gutsy move and urging people to give her credit for the attempt."

Loyal friends, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley also had positive words for the powerhouse vocalist. Lambert even sent Underwood some flowers prior to the airing. Likewise, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes tweeted in support.

As one might expect, her co-stars are standing up for her as well. "I caught wind of the fact that people were disparaging Carrie and I thought, 'Why would you do that?' She took on such a huge risk, she performed her little heart out, she sounded amazing, and she worked so hard to open herself up," Laura Benanti, who played the Baroness, told Yahoo TV. "I think people came in wanting to not like her."

Carrie's mean people tweet has received praise and encouraging replies.

Any entertainer is going to be met with criticism, but it appears that Carrie Underwood has developed thick-skin.

What did you think of the 'Sound of Music?' Sound off in the comment section below.


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