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Did 'Hairspray Live' live up to the hype?

NBC continued its annual live musical tradition with the highly-anticipated "Hairspray Live." The live musical wowed many fans who praised the cast and vocal power behind the numbers. Others argue that "Hairspray Live" was an unnecessary adaptation that fell flat. Was the live musical good or bad? Read more and vote below! 📺

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"Hairspray Live" was a huge production, but TV junkies are split on whether or not the musical was a powerhouse hit or a lackluster. While some of the performances and numbers have been praised, technical difficulties and unnecessary fluff were cited as the show's major failures.

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Entertainment Weekly gave the musical an B+ for strong numbers, vocal power and sequences. Playbill listed the top five reasons why the musical wins.

1. “The Nicest Kids in Town”/”You Can’t Stop the Beat”
2. Extra Dance Breaks
3. JHUD (performance)
4. The Costumes
5. Standout performances
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The New York Times wrote the live musical had some standout moments, but ultimately lacked power. The massive production added unnecessary behind-the-scenes footage, awkward peeks into audience watch parties and former "Glee" star Darren Criss as the commercial-break host.

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At least Anna Kendrick loved it.

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But others say "Hairspray Live" didn't live up to the hype.

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Did 'Hairspray Live' live up to the hype?
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#HairsprayLiveSoGood
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