How do you solve a problem like mean people? Jesus, according to Carrie Underwood. After critics slammed the "Sound Of Music Live!" star's performance -- with Kym Karath, who played the original Gretl, calling it "painful to watch" -- Underwood took to Twitter to do a little venting herself. Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25â Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 7, 2013 Check out what other viewers had to say about Underwood's performance in the slideshow below.
Turns out, the real Von Trapp family wasn't so hot on the idea of Carrie Underwood playing Maria in "The Sound of Music Live!" Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, the great grandson of Maria von Trapp, expressed his disappointment in NBC's casting to ABC News. âItâs just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story,â he said. âAnd although her voice is amazing, she doesnât have acting experience ... Itâs just the overall image, sheâs a country star, she won âAmerican Idol,â sheâs very public in kind of a tabloid way.â Derbyshire, a 28-year-old New Yorker, said
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â Three headliners have canceled their performances at a SeaWorld music series, citing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.
By Marius Bosch JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - For nearly three decades, very few people except prison guards and fellow inmates knew what Nelson Mandela looked like. But his imprisonment and the fight against the apartheid government in South Africa was kept on the world stage by music - from ska and reggae songs to jazz - with one common message: Free Nelson Mandela. They are being played and replayed as South Africa commemorates its first black president with a memorial ceremony on Tuesday to be attended by a host of global leaders. "It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world and at peace with myself," Mandela said in 1999 after joining South African singer Johnny Clegg - the "White Zulu" - on stage in France.
Justin Bieber saved the best for last with the debut of his final Music Mondays song, "Confident." The collaboration with Chance the Rapper has the young Biebs singing about getting down with a lady friend: "She said itâs her first time / I think she might of lied / Feels so good damn, and I donât know why / Iâm addicted, something like a headache / Got me twisted, but still I gotta have it." The Chicago-born Chance joins the track toward the end, celebrating the tattoos and the twerking-skills of the girl in question. "Confident" is the 10th song
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