Twitter Erupts as Carrie Underwood Joins NBC’s The Sound of Music

Carrie Underwood Joins The Sound of Music

When news broke of country star Carrie Underwood’s casting as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” the Twitterverse responded with wit, wails, and whoas.

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of…Carrie Underwood

When news of country star Carrie Underwood’s casting as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," the Twitterverse responded with wit, wails, and whoas. Here are some of the conversations:

Storified by James Sims · Fri, Nov 30 2012 08:49:24

Breaking News: Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood to Star in NBC’s Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSICFive-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of "The Sound of Music,…
I love the idea of @CarrieUnderwood as Maria Von Trapp! Now who can be her dashing captain?! http://www.broadway.com/buzz/165850/carrie-underwood-to-star-as-maria-von-trapp-in-nbcs-the-sound-of-music/Paul Wontorek
I really hope they cast Tim McGraw or Blake Shelton as Captain Von Trapp. Can Reba play the Baroness? #carrievontrappTyler J. Martins
No no no. Carrie Underwood is gorgeous and talented but she is NOT Maria von Trapp.Shana Sisk
I ADORE Carrie Underwood, but as a nun? I don’t think she’s the right choice to play Maria VonTrapp… What do u think? http://www.broadway.com/buzz/165850/carrie-underwood-to-star-as-maria-von-trapp-in-live-tv-broadcast-of-the-sound-of-music/Camp Broadway
.@CarrieUnderwood as Maria. How about a full country sweep? @taylorswift13 as Liesl, @Dolly_Parton as Mother Abbess… #SoundOfMusicTwangJames Sims
I don’t know where they are finding casting agents. First it was Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor now Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp #WRONGKimberly
I love Carrie Underwood..but as MARIA?! Is this even real life?? #SOCONFUSEDKristin D.
I just heard Taylor Swift and Scotty McCreery twanging their way through “16 Going On 17” in my head and died laughing. #carrievontrappJudgementali
Big congrats to @carrieunderwood on the Sound of Music! We all know you’re going to do awesome!Vicki
Back to Carrie Underwood. What tone deaf producer thought she could be Maria von Trapp?Phillip Van de Kamp
“@PaulWontorek: I love the idea of @CarrieUnderwood as Maria Von Trapp! who can be her dashing captain?!Are you out of your freaking mind?Jambalaya Val
Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp? Sure sign of the apocalypse. I hope Dame Julie backhands whoever made that decision.Donica Phifer
It’s not every day that I get to make jokes about Mary Martin’s ghost, but here we are: http://bit.ly/V8TpxrTyler Coates
Carrie Underwood is going to play Maria in a TV remake of "The Sound of Music," and suddenly I can understand Rolfe’s side of the story.John Anthony
So if Carrie Underwood is playing Maria Von Trapp next year in a TV version of the sound of music, can @blakeshelton be Captain Von Trapp?Victoria
This is NOT the Onion: Carrie Underwood to play Maria Von Trapp in live TV broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC: http://goo.gl/sz0ecBrian Farrey
OH MY GOD I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE @carrieunderwood PLAY MARIA FROM THE SOUND OF MUSIC. AHHHHHHHHH.Brittany Doris
I have nothing against Carrie Underwood but.. As Maria Von Trapp…. Errrrr….. It’s like Maria singing a country song.sabina
Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp?! I can’t even say how not ok this is.Mary Kate Danley
Everyone can bitch about Carrie Underwood playing in the Sound of Music on broadway, but kick rocks because girl is fierce.Alex Martin
Carrie Underwood is basically a pop singer who sings country-ish songs, not like Reba or anything. She’ll be adequate enough.Heather Johnson
@carrieunderwood and The Sound of Music? These are a few of my favorite things! :DProperty of Angie
I am so excited to see @carrieunderwood in "The Sound of Music." I’m so glad it sounds like it will be on NBC so I can watch my bff!!Kira Mohler
One of the biggest regrets of my life was not video taping the reaction of @sdwags to the Carrie Underwood news. #carrievontrappJohn Johnson
No no no why are they remaking the sound of music w/Carrie Underwood?! D: D: D:kq
Don’t know how I feel about this @jlhrper2…“@peoplemag: Carrie Underwood to play Maria in The Sound of Music revamp http://ow.ly/fIsa1”Kathleen Geer
Who chose Carrie Underwood?! Why are we letting mediocre pop stars do broadway roles when there are many talented theatre performersKennedy Campbell
OMG! Carrie Underwood is going to ruin my most fave movie of all time. NO ONE can be Julie Andrews. NO ONE!Lynda Galea
HA HA that is funny though! "Carrie Underwood will ruin the sound of music" ….that’s happening already!Shelby J.