We Can Hardly Breathe After Watching This ‘Rent’ and ‘High School Musical’ Mashup

Camille Santos
Posted at January 31, 2019

As she did on Grease Live, Vanessa Hudgens stole the spotlight during the live broadcast of the revolutionary musical Rent. Her portrayal of performance artist Maureen left us in awe. But anyone who grew up watching Disney might have experienced a case of déjà vu. And of course, every High School Musical fan noticed:

When V held that high note in Maureen's "Over The Moon", fans immediately took to socials to point out—and make memes—about how it was the same high note Gabriella Montez sang on "Now Or Never" from High School Musical 3: Senior Year. The former Disney star retweeted one particular video and commented, "OMG DEAAAAAAD loooool."

We also found this gem on Twitter claiming that V and her HSM co-star Ashley Tisdale had been jamming to Rent on set. We may not be able to confirm this as we have no HSM fact book nearby. But truth or not, it's enough explanation how Vanessa had been so good at being Maureen.

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