GREASE: LIVE: (L-R): Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo in GREASE: LIVE airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Cr: Tommy Garcia/FOX

Vanessa Hudgens’ Outstanding Performance on Grease: Live

Grease: Live is a live television event that premiered in America on Sunday, January 31st. The original musical was released in 1978 and is now a popular classic with all generations. Fortunately for Grease fans, the musical was brought back by their favorite modern-day stars. Unfortunately for actress Vanessa Hudgens, she suffered a tragic loss just 24 hours before her live performance.

Our hearts go out to Vanessa, her family, and any individual that may have been affected by the event. We can’t possibly begin to imagine the pain and sorrow that Vanessa must have felt the day of the show.

However, despite the emotional toll the loss had on her, Vanessa didn’t let it stop her from delivering a stunning performance to her fans. She turned pain into beauty, and sorrow into bravery.

Her role as Rizzo, a bold and honest member of the Pink Ladies, was wonderfully carried out. Her vocals were astounding and the rawness of her voice pleasantly pleased all the viewers.

Although she was not looked down upon, she was definitely underestimated. Many fans were fearful of how her performance would result in after what happened the day prior, but Vanessa showed up and excelled both vocally and emotionally.

Vanessa performed the infamous Grease tune of “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” with such power and emotion that shocked all the viewers to the core.

Fox uploaded all the performances after the live television special ended, and Vanessa’s solo performance went viral. The video is approaching 2 million views very quickly, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it hits the goal tonight – especially after the premiere of the live musical in the UK.

Goosebumps rose on our arms after watching the iconic scene, and we also gained a major amount of respect for the lovely Vanessa Hudgens. Watch her performance as Rizzo below and tweet us @CelebMix what you think!

Written by Laura Huynh

California gal studying media and entertainment at UC Berkeley. Big fan of music, and big believer in Fate. Feel free to call me, beep me at or @laurahuynh. xx