“Somebody’s going to trip —or hopefully, not fall — down the stairs,” Carrie Underwood predicted about playing Austrian nanny Maria in the “Sound of Music Live!” on NBC.
But, luckily, she was wrong. No one fell down the wide arching stairways on live TV Thursday night. And, despite a few stumbles in the man-made forest, NBC’s attempt to recreate one of the world’s most beloved musicals on live TV was pretty magical. Country crooner Carrie captivatingly sang all of Rogers & Hammerstein’s famous hits, including “The Lonely Goatherd,” “My Favorite Things,” and, of course, “Do-Re-Mi.”
She even sang “Do-Re-Mi” while walking upstairs, backwards, in heels. (Julie Andrews would have been proud.)
Ably supporting Carrie were “True Blood”’s Stephen Moyer as the austere Captain von Trapp, Broadway star (and Twitter darling) Audra MacDonald as the benevolent top nun, and a posse of adorable kids, playing the Von Trapp children.
So in case you missed it, so long, farewell, and here are the top 5 songs from Thursday night’s “The Sound of Music Live!” Which is your favorite?
“The Lonely Goatherd”
“My Favorite Things”
“Sixteen Going on Seventeen”