Last night’s highly anticipated performance of Grease Live on Fox was a success in every sense of the word thanks to terrific performances from a brilliant cast. However, after a dedicated and heartbreaking rendition of “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”, there was only one name on everyone’s mind.
Just hours before the telecast, star Vanessa Hudgens, who played the feisty and fun Betty Rizzo, sadly announced that her father passed away from cancer on Saturday night.
It’s unimaginable to lose a loved one and even more so right before you’re set to give a career-high performance. But ever the professional, Hudgens performed anyway, in loving memory of her dad. Take a look at the video below, and see just why Hudgens was the true star of Grease Live.