On tonight's episode of Duets, Robin Thicke's contestant Alexis Foster placed at third last week, but this week she needed to embrace the music more. Her goal was to have more stage charisma and to just have fun! Thicke was worried as well and suggested that she move around on stage more to become truly involved in the performance.
In the beginning of the second hour of tonight’s episode of ‘Duets’ John Legend had to replace his former contestant Johnny Gray due to unknown circumstances. Legend then held rapid-fire auditions for hundreds of people and after a tough decision he narrowed it down to two people and gave them a song to learn to perform the next day. Hawaiian beauty Meleana Brown ended up being the lucky winner and performed ‘Endless Love’ tonight with Legend.
In the season finale of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Bombshell’, the episode starts with a first person camera walking through the wings. We see the perspective of the actress playing Marilyn Monroe at that night’s previews, but as soon as the curtain rises time switches to 12 hours earlier. Derek (Jack Davenport), Eileen (Anjelica Houston), Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) are arguing furiously over the never-ending question: who will play Marilyn, Karen (Katharine McPhee) or Ivy (Megan Hilty)?
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash’, Tom (Christian Borle) and his new boyfriend Sam sing a song about opening night as the cast prepares for ‘Tech’ week, also known as hell week in the theatre world. Our New Yorkers travel to Boston where three weeks of preview shows will be performed. Ivy (Megan Hilty) helps Derek (Jack Davenport) figure out a set problem and he replies (seemingly) sincerely “And that’s why I love you,” leaving her speechless. Let the show begin!
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Publicity,’ Uma Thurman’s guest character Rebecca Duvall returns to cause more drama. The Hollywood actress continues to ask that musical numbers are removed in order to avoid the fact that she simply cannot sing. Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) write a new song, which would be performed by other member of the ensemble. In another twist of events, Rebecca asks Karen (Katharine McPhee) to hang out with her at a club, to which naïve Karen hastily agrees.
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘The Movie Star,’ Uma Thurman barges into our characters' world as Rebecca Duvall, the newest actress hired to play Marilyn in their Broadway musical ‘Bombshell.' The ensemble, including Karen (Katharine McPhee), and crew eagerly wait to hear Rebecca sing. However, their big time Hollywood actress is unable to hit a single note, leaving everyone in shock. Once again it looks as though this production is falling down a slippery slope.
As the tenth episode of NBC’s hit show ‘Smash’ starts, Julia (Debra Messing), Tom (Christian Borle), Eileen (Anjelica Houston), and Derek (Jack Davenport) are waiting at a workshop presentation where the new movie star, hired to play Marilyn Monroe in their musical ‘Bombshell,’ has failed to show up. This actress is named Rebecca Duvall and is still in Cuba due to her flight being canceled. As a result, the team asks Karen (Katharine McPhee) to perform as Marilyn’s understudy. When he visits her that afternoon Derek breaks this news to Ivy, explaining that after her breakdown last week he is incapable of landing her even a spot in the chorus. First chances are impossible to come back in Broadway, let alone second ones.
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Hell on Earth’, our characters are faced with their downward spiraling ‘Marilyn’ musical. Karen (Katherine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) both prepare for auditions, while Tom (Christian Borle) finds out that his lawyer boyfriend is a Republican and Julia's (Debra Messing) husband finds provocative lyrics she wrote. More importantly, the musical still doesn’t have a title or a leading star to play the blonde bombshell, leaving everyone in a state of chaos. Welcome back to show business!