Was there any moment sexier or scarier on TV this past year than Lily Rabe's chilling rendition of Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me"? We couldn't look away as Sister Mary Eunice slipped into Sister Jude's red negligee and began singing to a crucifix. And those slinky dance moves! Maybe demon possession is good for something.
"Smash": Karen and Ivy belt out "Let Me Be Your Star"
The bright lights of Broadway beckon to aspiring actresses like honey to bees … or flames to moths. Both theater newbie Karen and veteran chorus girl Ivy dreamed a dream of being a star, but it came true for only one of them in the final callback for the "Marilyn" musical. For all of "Smash's" later problems, this pilot number was rapturous and gorgeously sung.
Grammy Awards: Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's unexpected death just a day before the 2012 Grammy Awards in February left the music world shaken. Many artists mourned the icon's passing, but there was no better choice to perform a Houston tribute than Oscar- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson. Her highly emotional, gospel-inflected rendition of "I Will Always Love You" brought tears to everyone's eyes.