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The Sound of Music - Season 2013

This looks downright delightful!

The fourth season Idol and country superstar will take center stage as our fave fraulein for a three-hour live adaptation modeled after the 1959 Broadway show, not the 1965 film classic we all know and love—although the poster does bring to mind a certain iconic scene. And even though Ms. Underwood won’t exactly be stepping into her shoes, Dame Andrews still wishes it well. Sidebar: The fact that 78-year-old Julie can’t sing like this anymore makes me want to cry. End of sidebar. The production also stars Stephen Moyer as Captain Georg von Trapp, plus appearances from Smash’s Christian Borle with fellow Great White Way vets Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti.

The musical airs live December 5 at 8 (ET) on NBC.

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