Carrie Underwood in French Braids and Austrian Dirndl

If Carrie Underwood walked a red carpet looking like a young woman from the Austrian countryside in the 1940s, we’d all be raving about how she gorgeous looked and who she was wearing. (“The look was very St. Pauli Girl with an authentic blue and black corset-style dirndl with silver grommets over an eyelet puffy-sleeved blouse with a lace-trimmed neckline.”)

We’d gush over her standout hairstyle. (“Her blond hair was swept back in a messy low bun accented by a French-braided headband.”) We’d comment on her super-natural makeup look. (“She left the bronzey glow at home this year and opted for a flawlessly pale face with a neutral lip and minimal eyeliner.”) And we’d go on and on about her lack of jewelry. (“Her only accessory for the night was her bare skin — without a necklace, bracelet or earring in sight.”)

But, alas, this new look of Underwood’s isn’t for any real-life event. It’s her wardrobe for her upcoming role as Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Her team tweeted the poster on Monday (Sept. 16), saying, “Here’s a first look of @carrieunderwood as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Airing 12/5 on @NBC-TeamCU”

Sadly, though, not everyone loved that tweet. Because I think not everyone is convinced that Underwood can pull it off. She responded with another tweet soon after, maybe to calm down the haters.

“Negative people are negative because THEY “can’t” & are insanely jealous of those who “can.” So be positive & show the world that you WILL,” she wrote.

The live three-hour event, airing in December, is based on the original Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

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