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'The Sound Of Music Live' Isn't Without Flaws, But Carrie Underwood Was Entertaining (VIDEO)

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'The Sound Of Music Live!': Carrie Underwood Is Capable And Entertaining, Despite Show's Flaws
'The Sound Of Music Live!': Carrie Underwood Is Capable And Entertaining, Despite Show's Flaws

The hills were live with NBC's ambitious production of "The Sound of Music Live!" The 3-hour production was based on the musical, and not the classic film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. As the film is much better known, it was perhaps jarring at times.

"It's only natural that viewers compare the 2013 TV production to the beloved film ... but this was a different animal," wrote The Hollywood Reporter's Fred Bronson. "Wisely, the producers resisted any temptation to retain the reordering of songs in the movie. It might have seemed strange to hear ‘My Favorite Things’ sung by Maria and the Mother Abbess early in the show ... but that’s how it was in the original Broadway musical."

Carrie Underwood had the unenviable task of taking on the role Andrews made famous, and she proved capable enough vocally, if not perhaps up to snuff as an actress. Hollywood Life's Andy Swift nevertheless found Underwood incredibly fun to watch on screen. That's pretty good, considering she was tasked with carrying a three-hour live production ... something that hasn't been seen on television in more than 50 years.

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