Katharine McPhee is taking her talents to NBC, uses “The Voice” to promote “Smash” [video]
[sam id=”5″ codes=”true”]If you tuned into the “The Voice” last night you were a little confused to see Katharine McPhee! Who? What? Am I watching the right channel?
(For those who are like, “Who the hell is Katharine McPhee?” She’s the 2002, Season 5 – American Idol Runner-up)
The Voice is American’ Idol’s worse nightmare. It’s fresh, edgy and something new, on top of being a Mark Burnett production. Why is Katharine McPhee making an appearance?
Well Promotion of course. McPhee has jumped to the dark side. She pulled a Labron, “She’s taking her talents to NBC”.
Riding the recent success of “The Voice” and song based shows like “Glee”, Katharine will be staring in a show called “Smash”; as in a Smash hit.
The show will debut in 2012 and McPhee will be playing one of the main character roles as Karen. It’s a fairytale journey of a young girl from the Midwest who moves to NY to take her shot on Broadway.
This is no small time production – Let the name dropping begin. Ajelica Huston & Debra Messing will also have roles not to mention its being produced by Mr. Steven Spielberg.
Messing & Huston
Out of the gate, everyone is comparing “Smash” to Glee, but from the preview, I’m not too sure. I think there will be a lot of signing, but it appears to have much more substance, and be much more dramatic.
It’s a musical about creating a musical. I think the concept is genius and the timing is right. It all comes down to execution. With Steven Spielberg producing, I think the execution part of things is pretty safe.
Here is the promo video – do you think Smash will be like Glee?