Carrie Underwood Blasts 'Sound of Music' Critics

The country superstar had some tough words for critics of the live TV special.
3:00 | 12/09/13

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We move on to carrie underwood firing back at the criticism over her live tv special. Chris connelly has the story. ♪ Doe, a deer, a female deer ♪ Reporter: She gave it her all. But did he put the doh in do re mi. Her work boosted the televised mule call to a follow every rainbow rating of 18 million viewers. Leading "saturday night live" to stir up a spoof. ♪ Clean and bright ♪ Reporter: But elsewhere, on social media, some greeted her performance with a hater-ade shower. You brush him aside the way you do all of them. Reporter: Critics included kym karath from the original film. This one showed a picture of a board. ♪ These are a few of my favorite things ♪ Reporter: It can't be easy for anyone to be compared to the iconic jewelry andrews. For that matter, haters gonna hate. Underwood fired back. Plain and simple, mean people need jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight, citing a biblical verse, urging raersd to rid themselves of malice, envy, and slander. She was probably curious of what people thought of it. Reporter: She got a lot of love as well, from cameron diaz, who tweeted, you did an amazing job, and from anna kendrick, yes, girlers bust out that belt again. Maybe she will. Who would have the fortitude the take on maria von trapp -- and axl rose. For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. Gotta stand up for herself. Absolutely. It's not easy to do something different. Take on an iconic role. And fighting meanness with kindness. She just silenced her critics. I like the idea of doing different. And it was good to see kristen wiig on snl. The latest high-tech twist on bouncy seats. Newborns and babies can hop

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