Some found Carrie Underwood‘s performance in NBC’s Sound of Music Live! cringe-worthy.

Others loved it and made it their mission to defend the American Idol-gone-country-superstar.

If you look at the bad reviews, most of the critics were bashing Carrie’s acting abilities.

I must admit that I personally wish they had cast an actress who could sing for the role, rather than a singer who could kind of act.

But when it really comes down to it, I’m not sure if anyone could have paralleled Julie Andrews’ impossible standards.

Then enters Lady Gaga at the 87th Academy Awards.

It’s no secret that Lady Gaga has pipes, but we never knew she could sound like this.

Watch her Sound of Music medley performance from the Oscars and see why Julie Andrews gave Gaga such a warm, hugging embrace at the end.


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