Carrie Underwood shows how she’s adapted to her starring role as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s The Sound of Music special, as she waltzes with co-star Christian Borle (Captain von Trapp) and sings a few lines from the musical’s iconic songs, including “My Favorite Things” and the title track.
“Nobody does stuff like this for one night,” Underwood says, referring to how NBC will televise a live broadcast within studio confines when it airs December 5. This format seems like a modest nod to the musical’s Broadway roots, but the trailer also makes it feel like a daring move, considering how the 1965 film adaptation (starring Julie Andrews) made terrific use of stunning locations like the landscapes of Salzburg, Austria.
Does Underwood make for a convincing Maria von Trapp? Watch the trailer up top, then tell us your thoughts in the comments.