Idol Headlines for 12/01/13

Tonight, the Amazing Race continues on CBS at 8/7c pm.

Jessica Sanchez, in the Philippines with Starkey Hearing instagrammed a photo “Amazing first day in GenSan with @starkeycares @taniaustin! We fit over 300 people today!” The organization fits kids with hearing aids.


TV is live with ‘The Sound of Music,’ starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer – “No one does this on television,” says Neil Meron, who is producing the one-of-a-kind event with his longtime showbiz partner Craig Zadan. “There’s no safety net.”

The nod for this roll of the dice came from the top, NBC Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt. But the sense of what’s at stake, artistically and financially, is clear to everyone. “Live theater on television is almost unheard of,” Meron notes. “Bob Greenblatt is taking a big risk, and I can tell you that other networks are watching. – Read more at NewYorkDailyNews

Carrie Underwood stars in ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ – Meron says that Underwood hits the “sweet spot of the country,” and there’s something to that. During the pivotal scene where Maria confesses to Mother Abbess (McDonald) her conflict between the convent and Captain von Trapp, it feels so real to McDonald that the singer’s voice breaks on the last note of “Climb Every Mountain,” which she sings so effortlessly it gives you chills, her voice ascending the notes with heavenly grace. Afterward, McDonald comes offstage she grabs my arm, saying she missed the note at the end because of Underwood. “She’s so emotional, I lost it,” she says. – Read more at New York Post

Danielle Bradbery: “Carrie Underwood is My Inspiration”

Danielle on the Katie Couric Show

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