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Grease Is Still The Word, According To Reviews — Find Out What Critics Had To Say About The Latest Live Musical!

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Tell us about it, studs.

Now that we've had some time to sit and think about the amazing production of Grease: Live, we're still just in awe of what FOX was able to accomplish with their take on the live TV musical.

Sure, NBC was the first network to try to make theater cool again, but Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the cast really shined on Sunday night, blowing us away visually, technically, and sonically.

Related: Celebs React To Grease: Live!

But don't just take our word for it — the critics are all in agreement that Grease: Live was certainly the bee's knees.

Plus, it didn't hurt that we got tons of star-making moments from Kether Donohue, Keke Palmer, Elle McLemore, Jordan Fisher, and Haneefah Wood!

However, everyone did agree on one thing… Mario Lopez was kinda the worst…

Ch-ch-check out what today's top critics had to say about Grease: Live (below)!!!

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Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, & Vanessa Hudgens Absolutely Slayed Grease: Live — Watch Every Performance From The Live Musical HERE!

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This is how you do a live musical!

While Sunday may have gotten off to a sad start due to the unfortunate passing of Vanessa Hudgens' father, we have a feeling he'd be extremely proud of her performance in Grease: Live.

Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Carlos PenaVega, David Del Rio, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, Elle McLemore, Noah Robbins, and Vanessa brought Grease to life for FOX in a way NBC hasn't been able to capture with The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, or even The Wiz.

Related: FOX Casts Its Rocky Horror Show Musical Leads

Having a live audience and actual sets must actually make a difference — who would have guessed? LOLz!

Plus, Jessie J, Joe Jonas and DNCE, and Boyz II Men all stopped by to lend their musical talents to the cast.

Ch-ch-check out Summer Nights (above) and the rest of the performances (below)!!!

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Joe Jonas Joins The Cast Of Grease: Live! — Along With His Band DNCE! Find Out What They'll Be Playing!

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Joe Jonas is gonna get his Hand Jive on!

According to reports, the singer and his DNCE bandmates are joining the cast of Grease: Live!

The indie rock band, led by the former Jonas Brother, will be playing Johnny Casino and the Gamblers — the band that plays at Rydell High's school dance — in the Fox broadcast!

Related: Joe Is Swapping Spit With This Former ANTM Contestant!

In the 1978 film, the rock-n-roll group Sha Na Na portrayed the Gamblers and performed soundtrack hits like Born To Hand Jive and Blue Moon!

DNCE is the second band cast in the TV special. Just last week, Fox announced that Boyz II Men will be playing a trio of Teen Angels!

With an all star cast led by Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Keke Palmer, we cannot wait to watch Grease: Live on January 31!

[Image via C.M. Wiggins/WENN.]

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The Ladies Of Grease Live Wear Outfits Any T-Bird Would Approve Of At The People's Choice Awards

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Grease is the word!!

The ladies of FOX's Grease Live decided to strut their booties (and promote the live event which airs January 31) on the People's Choice Awards red carpet.

Carly Rae Jepsen was caught looking like Elvira's teenage daughter in a leather keyhole halter dress. The songbird's bangs were extra choppy and her poof was sloppy. Someone please get this girl a Bumpit — she's too cute for this mess!

Keke Palmer also chose black, but her ensemble was a bit more esthetically pleasing. A sparkly Yousef Al-Jasmi crop and high-waisted skirt paired with black pumps completed the look. Outfit aside, we must shout out her hair. Although we're always a fan of a good updo, Miz Palmer's braid is looking a tad bit rat tail-y. Le sigh.

Julianne Hough went with a dark hue too — did their stylists plan this?! — donning a sequin off-the-shoulder two-piece frock, Edie Parker clutch, and Giuseppe Zanetti shoes.

But Vanessa Hudgens was clearly the standout in a metallic silver lame Kayat gown with a fierce leg slit, strappy sandals, Rodo clutch, and sleek messy locks. Rizzo would approve of this hawtness!

We can't wait to see these Pink Ladies on TV!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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