I See Carrie Underwood’s Favorite Things

Carrie Underwood can’t fool me. A few days ago, she posted an Instagram photo which was actually some kind of Pic Stitch collage of images from her temporary new life in New York City, and her caption was just a simple, “Fun in the studio!”

But while she might have been trying to keep her rehearsal song a secret by blurring out the title on the picture of the sheet music, I can read between the lines — literally. I can see the lyrics about bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. So I know that what Underwood was practicing that day was “My Favorite Things,” one of the most iconic songs from The Sound of Music. Knowing her, she was probably making the lyrics of composer Oscar Hammerstein sound like they were written just for her. Or at least for Underwood as her character Maria von Trapp in the musical.

Besides the first page of the sheet music, Underwood’s photo also showed the orchestra hard at work making music for her vocals and the levers of an audio mixing console in whatever recording studio she was in. And since her performance in the show is airing live in December, I have to guess the photo was taken while she was recording her vocals for the show’s soundtrack.

That soundtrack album, The Sound of Music — Music From the NBC Television Event, will be released on Dec. 3, and the show itself will air Dec. 5. Other songs that will be featured on the soundtrack include “The Sound of Music,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

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