Based on what I've seen on Facebook and Twitter and in the news and everywhere else, last night's live performance of The Sound of Music on our parent station NBC was, as the French say, le sh*t show. It shall go down in history as a bizarre TV oddity that everyone agreed was terrible but that everyone also must have tuned in for because its ratings were bigger than the sweat stains under the director's arm pits probably were during the taping.
That said, it could have been much much worse. Here's how.
IT COULD HAVE BEEN CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Pretty much everyone who watched last night agreed that casting Carrie Underwood as Maria was...misguided. But it could have been worse. Big companies like NBC love synergy. Therefore what could be better than cross promoting The Sound of Music Live with The Voice by stunt casting Christina Aguilera?