Gotta love MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search For the Next Elle Woods. The season finale last night was great. I loved how the judges made the two finalists perform in 3 of the full numbers from the show. Bailey Hanks will be replacing Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods on Broadway. I still wish Lauren would have won the whole thing, but it was pretty obvious last night who was going to win. I just think its funny how Bailey won after the judges clearly stated, numerous times that Autumn had the better voice. Its a musical, isn’t the voice the essence? Oh well. I still want to see it ASAP!
THIS JUST IN! (thanks Jill!)”Finalists Autumn Hurlbert, Rhiannon Hansen and Lauren Zakrin have all been cast in either the Broadway production or the first national tour of the musical, which launches in Providence, RI, Sept. 23.
Hurlbert, the first runner-up in the competition, will understudy the role of Elle Woods on Broadway and will perform in the ensemble. Zakrin, the youngest contestant on the reality show, will understudy the tour’s Elle Woods, Becky Gulsvig, and will also be a member of the ensemble. And, Hansen will play the role of Margot, Elle’s best friend, on tour.”