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Carrie Underwood Excited and Nervous for Upcoming THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Live!

Talking about the upcoming THE SOUND OF MUSIC on E!'s live red carpet show for the Emmy Award, Carrie Underwood answered host Ryan Seacrest about the upcoming challenge, noting that "That's what I loved about it. They had such respect for the whole project, the whole team. I move to New York in a week so it's going to be crazy. I'm going to be there for a couple of months."

Asked about how it differs from her normal live performances, she noted "(normally) I say whatever comes out. I've never had to memorize lines before and really buckle down. It's a different kind of music."

And has she seen the of course iconic film? "Yes, but this is the musical version, so it's different."

We can't wait!

NBC's upcoming live broadcast of "The Sound of Music" will feature a handful of Broadway veterans to join previously announced Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have signed on to play Mother Abbess, Elsa Schrader and Max Dettweiler respectively.

"The Sound of Music" will be presented as a live three-hour broadcast and will air on December 5 on NBC. Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp. Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Bill Compton in HBO's "True Blood, will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp.

From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. The live holiday production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award as best musical and Martin won as best actress.

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