We Can Hardly Breathe After Watching This ‘Rent’ and ‘High School Musical’ Mashup
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:
Wow, that high note Vanessa Hudgens is singing on #RentLive is the same one she hits in the beginning of High School Musical 3 when she pops out of the crowd and sings “Troy” and well I’ll just see myself out now thanks— Alex Zalben (@azalben) January 28, 2019
Vanessa Hudgens just held a high note and it literally took me back to that first song in HSM 3 pic.twitter.com/5iY3JgyWC0— mckenna (@mckenna_morann) January 28, 2019
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."
OMG DEAAAAAAD loooool https://t.co/txYs7pleCT— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 28, 2019
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.
when i was a kid i read a high school musical fact book thing & it said vanessa hudgens and ashley tisdale were best friends and were constantly singing the songs from rent on set and this is just a long way of saying i’m not even remotely surprised by how good V is in this— Charlie. (@c_isforeilrahc) January 28, 2019