'Grease: Live!' What it Nailed and What it Failed

Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough, and Aaron Tveit shine in Grease: Live! despite technical errors 

By Kelley Bierkortte - 'Larry King Now'

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A tribute to the classic 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Fox's one night, three-hour production of "Grease: Live!" ran into some technical difficulties. 

The live show experienced a few technical slip-ups, most noticeably when the sound dropped during "Born to Hand Jive," which picked back up under a minute later. 

The drag race as well, which is difficult to capture on live TV, seemed to underwhelm certain critics

"Grease: Live!" still had it's fair share of positives. The casting of Julianne Hough as Sandy was a no-brainer. The "Dancing with the Stars" champion nailed every move while Aaron Tveit was impressive as Danny Zuko. Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, KeKe Palmer as Marty and Jordan Fisher as Doody also delivered solid performances, according to reviews.

By far the best-received performance was Vanessa Hudgens as snarky Pink Lady Rizzo. Hudgens' fans thought she perfectly delivered "There Are Worse Things I Could Do."  On the eve of the show, Hudgens' father, Greg Hudgens, passed away from stage 4 cancer and she dedicated her performance to his memory. 

Vanessa Hudgens Grease Live

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