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(New York Daily News)   Carrie Underwood reponses to the critics who panned her performance in "The Sound of Music LIve" - "Mean people need Jesus"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 98
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2013-12-09 11:01:32 AM
Karaoke game show winners need acting lessons. PROTIP: Go the Jennifer Hudson route and star as a person who really wants to be a singer.
 
2013-12-09 11:01:50 AM
I will always stop and watch 'A Time to Kill' and 'A Few Good Men' if they are on.
 
2013-12-09 11:02:37 AM

Gunny Highway: I will always stop and watch 'A Time to Kill' and 'A Few Good Men' if they are on.


WOOPS!!

Umm.....Nazis are bad.
 
2013-12-09 11:03:56 AM
www.stripersonline.com
absolutely dreadful...
 
2013-12-09 11:05:40 AM
Yeah Carrie, and you need acting lessons.  You've got a great voice, but you couldn't act your way out of a paper bag if one end was open.
 
2013-12-09 11:07:15 AM
Oh Carrie, plenty of mean people in the US have Jesus...or at least what they pretend Jesus to be.
 
2013-12-09 11:08:34 AM
But Jesus made the mean people.
 
2013-12-09 11:09:01 AM
I bet she was a real treat to work with.
 
2013-12-09 11:15:49 AM
1 Peter 2:1-25

25 verses?  Couldn't she just give us a verse or two like normal Christians?

/1 Peter 2:18
 
2013-12-09 11:17:37 AM
Why single her out?  Most of the actors gave what looked to me like a high-school-theatre performance.  One guy (the admiral?) even obviously forgot a line!  We only see the actors, but it's the directors who get what they want (or what they think they need) out of the actors, and if it's good enough for them, it gets no better.

I congratulate the writers though, for tightening the story.  The dialog made the plot structure and motivation more obvious than in the movie.
 
2013-12-09 11:19:13 AM
Give mean people Jesus and they are just mean people who think they are going to be eternally rewarded anyway.
 
2013-12-09 11:19:33 AM
Maybe she should stick to singing.  That seems to be her wheelhouse.
 
2013-12-09 11:20:51 AM
THE ARISTOCRATS!
 
2013-12-09 11:23:37 AM
Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.

You my dear are a horrible actress. It's not a personal attack, it's just the truth. You really need to never act again....like ever.

I saw "Soul Surfer" at the theater a couple years back. I could tell at that point from your 2 minutes of screen time that you should never ever play another role in a movie ever unless you're playing yourself.

God gave you the ability to sing, and you're pretty easy on the eyes...play to your strengths.

Don't take it personally.
 
2013-12-09 11:27:10 AM

DECMATH: Why single her out?  Most of the actors gave what looked to me like a high-school-theatre performance.  One guy (the admiral?) even obviously forgot a line!  We only see the actors, but it's the directors who get what they want (or what they think they need) out of the actors, and if it's good enough for them, it gets no better.

I congratulate the writers though, for tightening the story.  The dialog made the plot structure and motivation more obvious than in the movie.


I think they just used the original book from the Broadway version.  It was the movie that jumbled things around and left out a few songs.

But to answer your question: The reason she was singled out was because she was the lead performer and was heavily advertised as the star of the show.  There's no way this would have been aired without someone like Carrie Underwood as a star attraction.
 
2013-12-09 11:35:18 AM

Robert1966: Give mean people Jesus and they are just mean people who think they are going to be eternally rewarded anyway.

 
2013-12-09 11:36:03 AM

DECMATH: Why single her out?  Most of the actors gave what looked to me like a high-school-theatre performance.  One guy (the admiral?) even obviously forgot a line!  We only see the actors, but it's the directors who get what they want (or what they think they need) out of the actors, and if it's good enough for them, it gets no better.

I congratulate the writers though, for tightening the story.  The dialog made the plot structure and motivation more obvious than in the movie.


Yeah. I felt most if the fault fell on the director. What it looked like was that the actors were given direction to perform as if it were an actual stage show where you have to act for the people in the cheap seats in the balcony. Unfortunately it was being filmef very intimately and it just came across awkward. Couple that with his decision to shoot "Climb Every Montain" mostly in a two shot featuring Carrie emoting and the back of Mother Abess' s head as she sang her big song tild ne he probably was a stage director with little to no experience directing for a camera.
 
2013-12-09 11:40:22 AM
For fark's sake, can't any entertainers handle criticism anymore? John farking Coltrane took plenty of shiat in his day from critics, but he never let it get to him. He didn't call negative criticism hate, or mean, or say that the person needed Jesus. He just kept on farking playing, doing his thing. That's how a real artist, a real pro, deals with it. They don't whine and piss and moan and biatch about how mean everybody's being to them, they suck it up. Carrie Underwood, Kimye, Bieber, they should all leave the spotlight, forever. Not because I have no use for their work, I can tune out their bullshiat easily enough. No, they should all quit because they can't take it when someone, somewhere, doesn't like them. Bunch of whiny gutless twerps.
 
2013-12-09 11:51:00 AM
Jesus will shield you from the truth in a loving haze of rainbows and unicorns.
 
2013-12-09 11:51:11 AM

LectertheChef: That's how a real artist, a real pro, deals with it.


Well, there's your first red flag. Carrie Underwood is no artist. She's a game show winner who gets to sing other people'shiats while looking pretty.
 
2013-12-09 11:51:12 AM

She won a re-tooled version of The Gong Show and this led to believe she is as talented as Julie Andrews?


//It's time to accept that working the state fair circuit seems to be more inline with your skill set, dear.

 
2013-12-09 11:53:50 AM
They should have gone with Gaga
 
2013-12-09 11:54:51 AM
Want to troll "new country" (pop) fans? Just tell tell them that Carrie Underwood supports HSUS and PETA.
 
2013-12-09 11:54:56 AM
If you're going to take on roles immortalized by Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews, you had better be excellent or expect criticism.
 
2013-12-09 11:59:20 AM
Responses?
 
2013-12-09 11:59:46 AM
She can still act way better than I ever could. I can't sing for shiat, either. So, there's that.
 
2013-12-09 11:59:51 AM

mcgreggers99: Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.


I think that I just got my daily dose of delusional, superstitious proselytizing.

// The myth of christianity has been long busted.
// And please get help for your mental illness.
 
2013-12-09 12:00:01 PM
That was the polite southern way of saying, "Go fark yourself." Like how, "bless his heart," is the southern way of calling someone retarded.
 
2013-12-09 12:03:50 PM

EyeballKid


She's a game show winner who gets to sing other people'shiats


The Fark filter: the gift that keeps on giving.
 
2013-12-09 12:03:55 PM

EyeballKid: Well, there's your first red flag. Carrie Underwood is no artist. She's a game show winner who gets to sing other people'shiats while looking pretty.


That's a lovely filter fail. LOL.
 
2013-12-09 12:04:40 PM
They were praying to Jesus, Carrie.  They were praying for it to be over.
 
2013-12-09 12:08:21 PM

EyeballKid: LectertheChef: That's how a real artist, a real pro, deals with it.

Well, there's your first red flag. Carrie Underwood is no artist. She's a game show winner who gets to sing other people'shiats while looking pretty.


Give it up, dude.  She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.
 
2013-12-09 12:10:13 PM
Wooden is as wooden does, but enough about my dick...
 
2013-12-09 12:12:09 PM

IntertubeUser: mcgreggers99: Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.

I think that I just got my daily dose of delusional, superstitious proselytizing.

// The myth of christianity has been long busted.
// And please get help for your mental illness.



*takes bait*

I'm glad I could help meet your quota for the day.

Christianity has been in the process of being busted for a couple of millenia now....If it's truly on it's way out it's certainly taking it's time getting there.
 
2013-12-09 12:12:38 PM
I didn't watch this when it was on; I have it on the DVR, but honestly I'm no fan of Sound of Music in the first place. That said, the whole thing reminded me of the production of Christmas Carol in 'Scrooged.' I kept expecting Mary Lou Retton as one of the von Trapp kids.
 
2013-12-09 12:22:06 PM

thefatbasturd: DECMATH: Why single her out?  Most of the actors gave what looked to me like a high-school-theatre performance.  One guy (the admiral?) even obviously forgot a line!  We only see the actors, but it's the directors who get what they want (or what they think they need) out of the actors, and if it's good enough for them, it gets no better.

I congratulate the writers though, for tightening the story.  The dialog made the plot structure and motivation more obvious than in the movie.

Yeah. I felt most if the fault fell on the director. What it looked like was that the actors were given direction to perform as if it were an actual stage show where you have to act for the people in the cheap seats in the balcony. Unfortunately it was being filmef very intimately and it just came across awkward. Couple that with his decision to shoot "Climb Every Montain" mostly in a two shot featuring Carrie emoting and the back of Mother Abess' s head as she sang her big song tild ne he probably was a stage director with little to no experience directing for a camera.


The director was credited with someone (forgot the name) who has directed several TV shows including SNL and 30 Rock...so take it for what you will.  I actually liked the kids and the supporting characters.  The leads were horribly mis-cast.  But I hope that next year NBC does this again with another musical (and more experienced leads).
 
2013-12-09 12:26:17 PM

DECMATH: I congratulate the writers though, for tightening the story. The dialog made the plot structure and motivation more obvious than in the movie.


Have to disagree. I get that it was based on the Broadway version, but SoM is about the kids, Maria, and the Captain. 90% of the audience for this thing know the Movie only. It's a mistake to have the scenes/songs with the Baroness and Max thrown back in.

My wife pointed out that since they changed the song order so that "My Favorite Things" happened in the abbey, it didn't make sense for the kids to know it when Maria returns.
 
2013-12-09 12:29:50 PM

Coco LaFemme: Yeah Carrie, and you need acting lessons.  You've got a great voice, but you couldn't act your way out of a paper bag if one end was open.


At least Jesus could make people believe what he was saying.
 
2013-12-09 12:30:34 PM

Coco LaFemme: Yeah Carrie, and you need acting lessons.  You've got a great voice, but you couldn't act your way out of a paper bag if one end was open.


With a spotlight and a dog team following a steak on a stick.
 
2013-12-09 12:34:11 PM

rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.


Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

madnews.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-09 12:35:40 PM
Bring Faith Hill back to Sunday Night Football. I miss the black leather boots
 
2013-12-09 12:37:07 PM
In spite of the execution, you have to admire the ambition of doing it live on TV
 
2013-12-09 12:39:55 PM
Stunt casting is an inextricable part of theater production, and I accept that.  There's no doubt that putting a household name on the marquee usually results in a larger audience.

But is it really too much to ask to cast actors when a role involves acting, singers when it involves singing, and people capable of both when that's what's required?
 
2013-12-09 12:42:32 PM

Crewmannumber6: In spite of the execution, you have to admire the ambition of doing it live on TV


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Yum
 
2013-12-09 12:46:54 PM
Never seen Sound of Music (the original or the Carrie Underwood version), but in the commercials I heard for this show on Pandora, my first thought was "her voice is way too deep to sing that "Hills are alive with the sounds of music" song....didn't sound promising at all.
 
2013-12-09 12:47:26 PM

EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

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You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

media.oregonlive.com

Or this guy?

www.nyconcertreview.com

Or this guy?

spyhollywood.com

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.
 
2013-12-09 12:50:01 PM

rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

[madnews.files.wordpress.com image 431x300]

You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

[media.oregonlive.com image 789x1024]

Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.


I didn't recognize any of those guys. What game shows did they win?
 
2013-12-09 12:52:58 PM

rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

[madnews.files.wordpress.com image 431x300]

You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

[media.oregonlive.com image 789x1024]

Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.


And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.
 
2013-12-09 12:57:30 PM

rugman11: rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

[madnews.files.wordpress.com image 431x300]

You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

[media.oregonlive.com image 789x1024]

Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.

And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.


Pretty safe to assume she's not gonna sleep with you, White Knight.
 
2013-12-09 12:58:54 PM

EyeballKid: I didn't recognize any of those guys. What game shows did they win?


I suppose we should hold it against Dave Chappelle because he was on a game show early in his career.  Or Beyonce? Or Norm McDonald? Or Christina Aguilera?

http://www.aoltv.com/2011/04/14/before-they-were-stars-12-celebs-who -g ot-their-start-on-star-s/
 
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