Carrie Underwood Prays For Sound of Music Critics
Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 7, 2013
Kym Karath, who played Gretl Von Trapp in the original Sound of Music, was one of those who wasn't a fan of Underwood's acting.
Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong. — Kym Karath (@KymKarath) December 6, 2013
To be clear I love Carrie Underwood. Just not as Maria. She was brave to take it on.And this doesn't lessen my respect for her talent. — Kym Karath (@KymKarath) December 6, 2013
Karath's criticism wasn't taken to kindly by Underwood fans or her peers in country music, who tweeted their support.
@carrieunderwood Yes! And some of them need a boot straight to their box. You keep prayin' and I'll keep kickin'. #teamwork ;-) Love! — Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) December 7, 2013
We Loved it! N'So did 18million others! :) RT @carrieunderwood: Plain/simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight.. — Chuck Wicks (@chuckwicksmusic) December 7, 2013
Watching The Sound of Music Live and couldn't be prouder of my dear friend @carrieunderwood! Unbelievable performance!
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) December 6, 2013
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 6, 2013
. @carrieunderwood Class + Grace + Talented = YOU. #BravoCarrie #PhenominalJob ;) — kellie pickler (@kelliepickler) December 6, 2013
Wow! The Sound Of Music Live was awesome. @carrieunderwood unbelievable! I can't imagine the work that went into that. Such a talented cast! — Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) December 6, 2013
Criticism aside, Carrie and the TV special brought in 18.5 million viewers.