Every Easter my sister, brother & I would be awaken by my father singing along with the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack, the album or the actual movie. It was an annual tradition in the Montez household. So as you can imagine, I was pretty stoked to see Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, not just because of my love for the original movie but my excitement to see one of my favorite artists, John Legend, portray Jesus.
I have always been enraptured by Yvonne Elliman's 'Mary Magdelene'. So I was interested to see if Sara Bareilles could fill her sandals. Watch the videos below followed by my critique.
I score this a tie. The songs are beautifully written & composed and sung beautifully by both singers. From here on, both the movie and this live performance will become an annual tradition for Montez generations to come.