ELLE.com scored an exclusive sneak peak clip of the song and it is below for you to listen to.
The lyrics of the song, “Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me.” are very iconic lyrics from The Sound of Music make us nostalgic, but it wasn’t written in homage to white flowers found high up in the Alps, the lyrics alone would certainly make for an unnerving—if not awkward—love song.
The common misconception is that the song was one that originates in Austria; it’s actually an original song composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein specifically for the production.
In the original movie, Captain Georg von Trapp sings “Edelweiss” with his children to not only remind his family of his love for them, but also to show defiance against the Nazis who have recently taken Austria over.
In the 2013 live NBC production, Carrie Underwood, who plays the nun turned music teacher, Maria Rainer, sings alongside Stephen Moyer who plays the good-hearted widower.
Many are buzzing over this remake, which also stars Broadway veterans Christian Borle, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald alongside a cast of seven very adorable young performers who’ll play the von Trapp children.
The production airs on NBC on December 5 at 8 p.m, but you can listen to a clip below:
Stephen Moyer and Carrie Underwood singing “Edelweiss.”
Tony winners Christian Borle (Max) Laura Benanti (Elsa) and Stephen Moyer (Captain von Trapp) sing “No Way to Stop It,” a tongue-in-cheek Rodgers and Hammerstein tune that didn’t appear in the 1965 film, but did in the original 1959 Broadway show.
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