'Sound of Music Live!' Spoofed in 'SNL' Skit, Carrie Underwood Responds to Critics
... the focus of the spoof was not on making fun of Underwood and her co-star Stephen Moyer, the country singer has obviously grown tired of the negative criticism that's been coming in following the Dec. 5 broadcast. Underwood is beyond proud of the cast's performance, and over the weekend, she tweeted: Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25 -- Carrie Underwood
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As 'SNL' spoofs 'Sound of Music,' Carrie Underwood prays for haters
... spoof, and over the weekend the sketch show delivered. Recruiting two old favorites - Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen - "SNL's" cold open was a "condensed" version of the mainly hate-watched but ratings bonanza that was Thursday's three-hour musical event. While most critics went after leads Carrie Underwood
and Stephen Moyer, who portrayed Maria and Captain Von Trapp, "SNL" left them more or less alone in favor of reviving one of Wiig's more memorable characters, Dooneese. Meanwhile, Underwood is keeping her critics in her prayers. As 'SNL' spoofs 'Sound of Music,' Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood's Message to the Mean: "Find Jesus"
... Awful," shetweeted. So should we take Underwood's tweet as the gospel it is? Yes. A hundred times, yes. We should all strive tobe kind and loving and stop all the hate. "Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood," the gospel says. And to thatend, Underwood's fans banded together to get a new Twitter hashtag trending -- #WeLoveYouCarrie. Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood (March 10, 1983)
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Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol. Judge Randy Jackson has said that Underwood is one of his all-time favorite winners of the show, remarking, "she never tried to change herself."
According to a number of sources, Underwood's high profile romance with Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford was ended via text message.
Underwood hails from rural Oklahoma where her parents had a farm. Her father also worked in a sawmill and the family attended the First Free Will Baptist Church, where Underwood first began singing.
Carrie Underwood's fans call themselves "care bears" not only because the title bares resemblance to Underwood's name, but because the singer is a big fan of the Care Bears cartoons.
Some Hearts was Underwood's first full length album. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's country charts and has been recorded as the best selling album of any genre in 2006.
In 2007 Underwood was voted PETA's "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" for the second time. She is a proud animal rights activist who has not eaten meat since the age of 13.
In the winter of 2009 Underwood announced her engagement to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher. After a year long engagement, the two were wed in 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Greensboro, Georgia.
After winning American Idol in 2004, Underwood was still just a junior in college at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She returned to school despite her new found fame and graduated with a degree in mass communications and journalism.
Underwood likes to have order in certain aspects of her life. She joked to British newspaper the Daily Mail, it's as if she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. "'I'm OCD about time; I'm early for everything, to the point where it freaks people out," she said. "That's my one [thing], it's a good thing I guess, but I know it's annoying to the people around me. I'm on time for everything. If I'm late, something's wrong, like I've wrecked my car."
Carrie revealed to Glamour magazine that her tour bus smells of greasy Mexican food which she eats to keep her energy levels up on stage. She said: "Veggie burgers and quesadillas, mainly - people walk on the tour bus and it stinks.''
Underwood's husband Mike Fisher worries about her safety as she is so bad behind the wheel. "I've never had a wreck," Carrie told UK's Guardian newspaper, "but I kind of bump into things a lot. My husband has had backup cameras installed on my car. I had to get him to replace the bumper because I backed into a telephone pole. I'm that kind of driver."
Carrie was voted the World's Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA in 2007. She explained to The Guardian that she doesn't meat as she was raised on a farm and "the worst part of the year for me was when we took some off to sell, because they would cry for each other for a couple of days."
Carrie Underwood admitted in an in interview with Marie Clare magazine that she's "not a mushy person at all." "We were never a huggy family," she said. "Or a 'let's talk it out' family. Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me - I was the accident - so I have the only child syndrome going on. I'm a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed."
Underwood added: "I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean... I'm not a sociopath!"
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