Remember the recent reboot of The Sound Of Music, right? Everyone and their vocal coaches weighed in on the bold move by NBC to show live theater on TV. Twitter was abuzz with criticism when the show aired back on December 5, 2013, with most of the negativity directed at American Idol sweetheart Carrie Underwood and yet...
The blonde beauty has taken a Louisville slugger to all the bad press with the music charts speaking for themselves. Two months after Sound of Music aired, the soundtrack from the show is still in the Top 25 of the Soundtracks chart, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Take that, haters!
The album peaked at No. 2 during the week of its debut, and, as of THR’s publishing time, it was at No. 24 after 15 weeks. THR also points out that Carrie’s Blown Away album remains in the Top 10 on the Top Country Catalog Albums chart. Carrie Underwood is certainly having the last laugh on this one!
Not that she handled the critics badly to begin with. Carrie was a seasoned pro long before the show debuted.
“I get hate tweets and stuff, like, ‘You’re not Julie Andrews!’” Carrie told Entertainment Weekly last year.
“I know I’m not Julie,” the “Before He Cheats” singer went on to say. “Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place.”
Throughout the heat, Miranda Lambert stood behind her fellow country gal, tweeting after watching the show, “Wow! The Sound Of Music Live was awesome. @carrieunderwood unbelievable! I can't imagine the work that went into that. Such a talented cast!”
Now that we see the staying power of the show's music, think taking on the iconic role was good or bad for Carrie? Sound off in the comments!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Miranda Lambert on Twitter