Say what you want to about Carrie Underwood in “The Sound of Music Live!”, because her performance in last night’s broadcast has officially made the list of My Favorite Things.
I woke up this morning, still riding the high from all the yodeling and merriment, curtains chopped up and all, when I signed onto Twitter and discovered a slew of haters all up in Carrie’s grill. Keep reading »
TODAY IS MY CHRISTMAS.
Two of my all-time favorite things, Carrie Underwood and “The Sound of Music,” are colliding tonight for a live performance on NBC, where my homegirl will be playing the ever-flawless Maria von Trapp. So, naturally my entire day today will consist of hardcore fangirling.
Let this be a warning: If anyone tries to reach me from approximately 8 to 11:30 p.m, you will be unsuccessful, because I will be happily live tweeting through every yodel, every song and every one of Captain von Trapp’s whistles. Join me! Keep reading »
This video comes to us via reader Karinne, who quite rightly believes 2.5-year-old Sasha should be a star. What acting skills! Such verve! I keep watching it over and over again for the face she makes when she sing “When the dog bites … ” Watch your back, Julie Andrews. [YouTube]
“I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. ‘The Sound of Music’ looked like a form of release. I watched [Maria] twirl around those mountains, and she was just so free … I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
—Christina Aguilera talks to W Magazine about the rollercoaster ride of the past year (a divorce, a new boyfriend, “Burlesque,” “The Voice”) and also gives us a peek into what made her want to sing in the first place. Somehow, I can just see little Christina belting out, “The hilllllllllls are aliiiiiive…” [W Magazine]
After the jump, Christina on how she came to laugh about the infamous Super Bowl flub. Keep reading »
For a truly special wedding, get married in the chapel at the von Trapp family’s villa near Salzburg, Austria. The house, featured in The Sound of Music, is opening as the Villa Trapp hotel. Of the 700,000 people who take a trip to Salzburg and spend the night, 40 percent come because of The Sound of Music. “It was almost a feeling like ‘you’ve come home’,” said Lana Wright, 53, of New Zealand, her eyes tearing up as she stepped off a tour bus. “Finally I have arrived, arrived somewhere where I was supposed to be, somewhere that I was supposed to see.” Salzburg is one of her favorite things? [Reuters] Keep reading »