Carrie Underwood, The Sound of Music


The small screen will be alive with the sound of live music come Dec. 5!

Country superstar Carrie Underwood and True Blood leading man Stephen Moyer are set to bring The Sound of Music to living rooms across the country in a major TV event on NBC. And as if taking on the iconic roles of Marie Von Trapp and  Capt. Georg Von Trapp wasn't enough pressure already, Underwood and Moyer will be performing live! "Nobody does stuff like this for one night," Underwood says. 

In an teaser for the highly anticipated event, Underwood dishes on The Sound of Music, Live! and shows off her very impressive pipes! Plus, we are also treated to a first look at Moyer and the rest of the impressive cast in action.

"It feels so good and we're doing it live in front of the entire universe," Underwood says. "The talent is off the charts. These people are amazing." And their amazingness is showed off in the teaser, which highlights the incredible voices of the cast.

The talent she's referring to includes three Broadway vets:  Smash star Christian Borle (as Max Detweiler), Private Practice's Audra McDonald (as Mother Abbess) and Laura Benanti (as the Captain's former fiancée Elsa Schrader). Fun fact: Benanti played Maria on Broadway in 1998!

At the 2013 Emmys, Underwood was jokingly grilled by Amy Poehler on behalf of E! about the live adaptation, which she said "is different" from the film version starring Julie Andrews. She also admitted she's feeling some pressure about the whole performing live thing, but said, "That's what I loved about it...[But] I say whatever comes out. I've never had to memorize lines before. I've never had to really buckle down."

The Sound of Music, Live! will air Thursday, Dec. 5 on NBC.

(E! News and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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