July 3, 2013
Each student has come to New York having won a regional award for a specific performance. They arrive prepared with a song from that show to perform, not to mention their costume in tow. A group of coaches--this year that included the musical theater performers Liz Callaway and Leslie Odom Jr. who, yes, was on "Smash"--split them into groups where they create medley around their songs, much like the openers on "American Idol."
The Wall Street Journal 07/03/13
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