Originally Posted by HD-Master
Who cares that it was live? Broadway performers (people with talent exceeding Carrie's) do every performance live.
I don't have to remind you of how highly I regard the talent of Broadway musical theater performers. They are the best. Period, paragraph, end of report. Still, there is a lot of difference between a live performance of a Broadway show, which is performed eight times a week, and a one time live performance for television on a sound stage surrounded by cameras, microphones and a bunch of production people, and producers who have millions invested in a one time event, but then I suspect you already knew that.
In the interest of full disclosure, I agree with your premise that at this time anyway, Carrie Underwood lacks the acting talent to be seriously considered for a leading role in any Broadway production. That's a shame, because she certainly has the beauty and musical ability. It's like the girl in A Chorus Line
who sang, "I really couldn't sing," Carrie really couldn't act.