On the Grease You’re The One That I Want finale, the final four were
Max Crumm, Ashley Spencer, Austin Miller, and Laura Osnes. The judges
expressed that they would be happy no matter what the results were, and
the final four performed a group song of “You’re The One That I Want.”
The eliminated Dannys and Sandys also returned for a group performance
of “Born To Hand Jive.”
Tonight was performance night for the four remaining Dannys in the
competition, and elimination night for one of the four remaining
Sandys. Austin, Derek, Max, and Chad all gave performances, and all
three judges agreed that they thought Max was the best Danny tonight.
After last week’s rule change, the Grease You’re The One That I Want
hosts clarified the voting rules. The judges have the ability to save
one Sandy and one Danny each week up until the semi-finals, when
viewer’s votes will then exclusively decide who goes forward in the
In one of the most outrageous moves ever in a reality TV competition,
Grease You’re The One That I Want has changed the rules of the game and
infuriated many viewers of the show. Once the top fourteen were
selected, viewers were led to believe that their votes would determine
which Danny and which Sandy would be going home.
Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will
make a special appearance as a guest judge on NBC’s newest reality
competition series "Grease: You’re the One That I Want" on Sunday,
February 11 (7-9 p.m. ET). The two-hour live show begins with the
results of America’s vote following the January 28th episode and the
first dramatic elimination of one Sandy and one Danny hopeful. The
remaining 12 finalists will then compete in a Broadway-themed episode
with half of the contestants performing songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber
musicals and the other half singing an array of songs from other
Last week, the Grease judges narrowed the You’re The One That I Want
cast down to the final twelve contestants that would face the viewer
vote. This week, the Grease judges shook things up by bringing two
contestants back. The two contestants that returned were Matt Nolan
from Rockville Centre, New York and Ashley Anderson from Nashville,
At Grease Academy, the contestants started off by singing in front of
judges Jim Jacobs and Kathleen Marshall. Contestant Kelli La Valle
faced the additional challenge of having to work with a tutor to
complete her schoolwork since she was still in high school. Despite a
toe injury that ended her career goal of becoming a ballerina, Ashley
Spencer is one of the early standouts for the Sandy role. Jim Jacobs
expressed his concern that no one up for the Danny role had knocked his
socks off as the next Elvis.
Olivia Newton-John, four-time Grammy Award-winner and beloved star of
the hit movie musical "Grease," will be a guest judge in the first
live, two-hour performance episode of NBC’s popular talent competition
series "Grease: You’re the One that I Want," airing on Sunday, January
28 (7-9 p.m. ET). As previously announced, Newton-John offered
commentary and advice in the first two audition episodes of the series.
In addition, the network has picked up two additional live episodes,
bringing the total episode count to 11.
According to USA Today, a rejected Apprentice candidate recently sued Donald Trump for age discrimination, claiming that he was turned away from the reality series because he was too old. If fellow NBC reality show Grease: You’re The One That I Want doesn’t watch out, then they might find themselves facing a similar claim.
In the premiere episode of Grease You’re The One That I Want, men and women auditioned in front of a panel of three judges for the roles of Danny and Sandy in Grease. The first round of the auditions focused on singing skills and occurred in Los Angeles and Chicago. Just like American Idol, there were a mixture of great singers and awful singers.