Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray performed a rousing rendition of ‘You’re So Beautiful’ at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards Aug. 16. But it was the surprise appearance of a special guest from their show ‘Empire’ that brought down the house.
Empire stars Jussie Smollett, 32, and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, 21, killed it onstage at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards performing their hit “You’re So Beautiful” from the show’s soundtrack. The song was up for Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show, but it was a surprise appearance onstage by Gabourey Sidibe, 32, that had heads turning!
Jussie, who plays crooning middle son Jamal Lyon and Bryshere, who plays his younger brother Hakeem, took the stage with their rendition of “You’re So Beautiful” from the hit Fox show and they totally owned it. As amazing as their performance was, it was the surprise guest appearance from Gabby that brought down the house. The Oscar nominee looked fantastic, twirling about in a shiny blue dress while the boys sang along. The song was up for Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show, but unfortunately it lost to Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” from Fast & The Furious 7.
In all, the show had 11 nominations, including Choice TV Drama, Choice TV Breakout Show and Choice TV Chemistry for the show’s cast. Unfortunately, both Jussie and Bryshere lost to Grant Gustin from The Flash in the Breakout category, and Empire lost to Pretty Little Liars for Choice Drama. But Bryshere and Jussie were still winners! They got to hit the stage earlier in the night to pick up Empire‘s surfboard for Choice TV Breakout show, where they thanked their show’s fans…and their moms! So sweet.
‘Empire’ Returns This September
After seeing these guys amazing performance tonight, we’re reminded what a groundbreaking show Empire is. But luckily we won’t have too long to find out what’s happening with the family Lyon and their dynasty, which was on the verge of crumbling with family patriarch and Empire Records founder Lucious Lyon’s murder arrest at the end of last season. Excited to hear more from Jussie and Yazz? The second season of Empire debuts on Fox Sept. 23. We can’t wait!
Hollywoodlifers, what did you think of their performance at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards?
— Beth Shilliday