Country Artist Carrie Underwood has a message for those people who are criticizing her performance in The Sound of Music Live` by saying, “Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.”
Underwood’s fans and friends loved her overall performance, but her critics did not; and as cruel and mean comments piled up, she took to Twitter and wrote, “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They’ll be in my prayers tonight…Peter 2:1 – 25.”
It’s logical that some of the 18.7 million viewers would find fault in either the acting or the singing; but Underwood didn’t expect it from Kim Karath, who played “Gretl” in The Sound of Music film; and he took to twitter to say, “Love Carrie Underwood, but the role was “not” right for her. She’s lovely and he voice is beautiful but the acting was wrong. I must admit some scenes were painful to watch.”
The real-life grandson of Maria von Trapp, Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, told ABC News he didn’t believe Underwood was the person who should have played his great grandmother. It’s my belief that Derbyshire should have spoken up immediately if he didn’t believe Underwood was the right choice.
Derbyshire continued to say, “It’s upsetting that this potentially could be the final broadcast of our story;” and even though Underwood’s voice is amazing, she didn’t have any acting experience…it was the overall image. She is a Country Artist Star who had won American Idol; and she’s very public in a tabloid way.”
The von Trapp family would like to have had Ann Hathaway to play the part of “Maria,” because she had performed in the film Les Miserable and it was good. Who’s to say though how Hathaway would have performed and sang in the live TV broadcast?
Cat Deeley, a TV personality, felt it necessary to also express her displeasure during the show, too.
It’s my opinion people are too quickly to criticize Underwood’s performance; after all it is her first performance in this type of TV broadcast; and instead of casting stones, why not give her credit for the performance she did to the best of her trained ability, considering she’s never been cast like this before. Don’t rob her of the great performance Underwood gave to every song. People are too quick to criticize others, who knows how another person would have performed and I know their voice could not have been as great as Underwood’s.
There are people who sit in their chairs and look to find fault in any minuscule thing they can find…why should “we” not give people credit instead of constantly cutting them down? We should honor one another and give praise for the gifts they do contain.
Go to hashtag trending…#WeLoveYouCarrie and give her the credit she deserved!
Writer of this article is Barbara Kasey Smith based on a CMT News report.