WOW, consider me officially blown away. The studio version of the ‘Grease: Live!’ soundtrack has arrived, and I cannot get over Julianne Hough’s incredible rendition of ‘Hopelessly Devoted.’ She totally did Olivia Newton-John justice while giving the track her own spin — amazing!
Julianne Hough, 27, is one talented gal. We’ve always known she’s an unreal dancer, but in Grease: Live!, she proved she has quite a voice, too! Olivia Newton-John obviously set the bar incredibly high for the part of Sandy in the musical, especially in her solo song, “Hopelessly Devoted,” but Julianne stepped up to the plate and totally nailed her version of the tune. So impressive!
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To coincide with the live show on Fox, the Grease: Live soundtrack was also released on Jan. 31, and Julianne sounds beyond amazing in every song she’s a part of. But I was totally blown away by how smooth and effortlessly she was able to pull off “Hopelessly Devoted,” which is no easy feat. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JULIANNE’S VERSION OF “HOPELESSLY DEVOTED.
The 27-year-old totally did Olivia justice with her rendition, but also gave it a sweet twist that reinvented the song while still keeping true to the original. Not only does the Dancing With The Stars host totally look the part, but she totally proved she has the vocal chops to pull it off, too. Stream Grease and more movies for free HERE.
Although she had a short-lived country music career, Julianne is obviously more known for her dancing, and more recently, acting, so I have to admit, I was worried she might not be able to bring it when it came to the vocals. Of course, I’ve seen her in Footloose and Rock of Ages, where she did some singing, but this is a platform entirely on its own and as a HUGE Grease fan, I wasn’t sure what to expect! But Julianne has totally blown me away, especially after hearing her kill it on “Hopelessly Devoted,” and I’m SO excited about it!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Julianne’s rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted” in Grease: Live!? Do you think it lives up to Oliva’s original version?