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"Grease LIVE" Review
I've been a fan and have watched Grease for my whole life. (Even though 5 year old me said in my head, "Why does Sandy have to change for a man? This teaches a bad lesson!"). BUT, from the second I heard this was happening, I thought it was a bad idea. Mostly, because NOBODY. WILL EVER. LIVE UP TO. OLIVIA. NEWTON. JOHN.
The first thing that got me mad was everything about Sandy's role.
1. That whole ridiculous cheer thing was not in the movie. WE GET IT. JULIANNE HOUGH CAN DANCE.
2. WHERE IS THE AUSTRALIAN ACCENT??? It's just simply not right to make Sandy from freaken Utah.
Vanessa Hudgens was just great. It's also extremely impressive that she did such and amazing job, considering her dad died the night before. 'There Are Worst Things I Could Do' was so heartfelt. She's just fantastic.
Keke Palmer's number was my favorite. I never realized what an amazing singer she was. (No, I never got to see 'Joyful Noise').
I thought Carly Rae Jepsen's acting was some of the best in the whole show. Except for that dreadful song she sang in the diner. (I quickly got a text from my friend Sophia: Why does this song sound like Carly Rae Jepsen wrote it? ).
The boys were good too, especially Jordan Fisher, who had a voice like a legit angel. (Side note: I thought it was a wasted opportunity to not make Nash Grier play Danny. Even though he most likely can't sing and seems like kind of a jerk, I always thought something about him looked a lot like John Travolta).
The cameos were pretty funny too. Joe Jonas was surprisingly great and Mario Lopez is just a funny guy. AND, UM, BOYZ 2 MEN.
So in the end, Grease live was not terrible, and I actually think it's one of the better one's, out of all the live theater events that have been on TV these past few years. (NOTE: I did not get to see 'The Wiz' live, but I heard it was fantastic). But in the end, I still tuned into The Kardashians and Hollywood Medium instead. (NOTE: If you don't watch that show you're missing out. Tyler Henry is freaken adorable).
So what did you think? Was it a mess or was it magnificent?
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