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Music and TV don’t always mix (Hugh Jackman in ‘Viva Laughlin,’ anyone?), but this has been a surprisingly harmonious year for musical TV. Here are the clips that we couldn’t stop replaying and that inspired our karaoke outings all year long.
Posted on December 14, 2016 at 2:53pm EST
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This geometry-pun-filled parody put Rebecca’s (Bloom) delusional belief that she’s at the center of a love triangle on display while critiquing the trope.
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Shelly Pfefferman’s (Light) one-woman show was a triumphant moment for an oft-ridiculed character and brought this dark season to an uplifting end.
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Solemn and inspiring, McKinnon’s tribute to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the late Leonard Cohen was the tear-filled catharsis that many needed postelection.
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Overwhelming despair pervaded Doubleday’s moving and unsteady karaoke version of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit.
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It was the highest-rated live musical since 2013, which isn’t surprising given its electrifying numbers like this one. We’ve got chills just remembering it.
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Metz’s cover of the Cyndi Lauper classic at a nursing home soars — and not coincidentally, it’s one of the few times the show doesn’t focus on her character’s weight-loss journey.
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On “Carpool Karaoke,” the singer revealed that she, like the rest of us, spent 2010 memorizing Nicki Minaj’s song-stealing verse.
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The Get Down Brothers prevailed over their rivals with this boisterous set that sampled the Star Wars theme song and the Jackson 5.
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The Elusive Chanteuse made her long- awaited debut as Kitty, an R&B diva, on the hip-hop soap in season 3, teaming up with Smollett for this sultry, intimate ballad.