Dec 5 on NBC: Carrie Underwood in a Dirndl in “Sound of Music”

The hills are alive with Carrie Underwood‘s new look! The young Country singing star will portray Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live televised performance of “The Sound of Music.”

Carrie-Underwood-Sound-Of-Music_NBCIn addition to rehearsing with an all-star cast, Underwood is working with both dialect and acting coaches. “I knew I had the furthest to go,” Underwood admits. The multi-platinum-selling singer says the music is a perfect fit for her. “I’ve been yodeling my whole life, growing up listening to Kitty Wells and the Carter Family,” she explains.

The Sound of Music” will air live on December 5 at 8 p.m. ET?PT and 7 PM CT on NBC.