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Auli'i Cravalho Sings in 'Rise' Super Bowl Commercial - Watch Now!

Auli'i Cravalho Sings in 'Rise' Super Bowl Commercial - Watch Now!

Auli’i Cravalho shows off her vocals in the new Super Bowl commercial for Rise!

The 17-year-old actress is joined in the video by her co-stars Damon J Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Ted Sutherland, Rosie Perez, and more.

“The @NBCRise cast is GLORIOUS!” Auli’i wrote on social media, referencing the title of the song “Glorious.”

Rise is about an earnest high-school drama coach who recruits a reluctant football player to appear in the controversial school musical, Spring Awakening.

If you haven’t already, check out the trailer for the show, which premieres March 13 at 10/9c on NBC.


Rise – Super Bowl Commercial

Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Relating to 'Rise' Character Lilette

Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Relating to 'Rise' Character Lilette

Auli’i Cravalho dolls up in a pretty plum dress with co-star Damon J. Gillespie inside Jay Leno’s Garage Cocktail Reception event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (January 9).

Earlier in the day, the Rise actors chatted about their new series at the 2018 Winter TCA tour.

Auli’i explained on the panel about how she related to her character, Lilette.

“Part of me was able to relate to her pain, and her mother who just wanted the best for her,” she shared.

Auli’i‘s Lilette will take on the role of Spring Awakening‘s Wendla in the musical inside the show.

Rise debuts on Tuesday, March 13th.

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Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Her Upcoming Show 'Rise'!

Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Her Upcoming Show 'Rise'!

Auli’i Cravalho is about to Rise up – and we can’t wait to watch!

The 17-year-old Moana actress and singer talked about her upcoming show during the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Tuesday (January 9) in Pasadena, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Auli’i Cravalho

Auli’i stars in the upcoming NBC musical drama, which debuts on March 13.

The show is about an earnest high-school drama coach who recruits a reluctant football player to appear in the controversial school musical, Spring Awakening. Auli’i plays a student actor, Lilette Suarez.

“Part of me was able to relate to her pain, and her mother who just wanted the best for her,” she said during the press tour.

Jason Katims, Damon J. Gillespie, Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and executive producers Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez all appeared on the panel.

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Shannara Chronicles' Ivana Baquero Dishes on How Much Eretria Grew From Season 1 to Season 2

Shannara Chronicles' Ivana Baquero Dishes on How Much Eretria Grew From Season 1 to Season 2

Ivana Baquero wows in a red dress at People Magazine’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Party held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Wednesday night (October 4) in Los Angeles.

The Shannara Chronicles actress joined co-star Vanessa Morgan, as well as Rise‘s Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie, James Maslow, Chandler Kinney and Alexandra Shipp.

In a recent interview, Ivana opened up about Eretria’s growth we’ll see in season two of the show.

“Eretria undergoes a remarkable transformation in Season 1. Essentially, she goes from being selfish to selfless, and in the quest to save her life and the world from a demon invasion, she learns about love, compassion, and friendship.”

She adds, “By the end of Season 1, you’d think she’s ‘completed’ her arch, but little do we realize that she has yet to learn the most important thing about herself – which she will explore in Season 2 – who she really is and where she comes from.”

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Paris Jackson, Julia Michaels, Sasha Pieterse & More Hit Up People Mag's Ones To Watch Party 2017!

Paris Jackson, Julia Michaels, Sasha Pieterse & More Hit Up People Mag's Ones To Watch Party 2017!

Paris Jackson, Julia Michaels and Sasha Pieterse strike a pose on the carpet while attending People Magazine’s 2017 Ones To Watch Party held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Wednesday (October 4) in Los Angeles.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Natalie Morales, The Walking Dead‘s Ross Marquand, It star Wyatt Oleff, Francia Raisa, Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Connor Franta, Haters Back Off star Colleen Ballinger, Cassie Scerbo and Karrueche Tran.

Also in attendance at the celebration was Dancing with the StarsValentin Chmerkovskiy, Jordan Fisher, Lindsay Arnold, and Frankie Muniz with girlfriend Paige Price, Ty Dolla Sign, James Maslow, Violett Beane, Emma Kenney, Beau Mirchoff, Marcus Scribner, Lauren Ash, Alisha Marie, Emily Kinney, Scott Michael Foster, Noel Wells, Austin Abrams, Chandler Kinney, Niki Koss and Sterling Beaumon, Jack Quaid, Victoria Arlen, Ivana Baquero, Francia Raisa, Olivia Jade and her mom Lori Loughlin, Serinda Swan and Trevor Jackson.

FYI: Paris is wearing Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood with Sarah Flint shoes. Ivana is wearing HOUSE OF CB. Alisha is wearing an Allen Schwartz jumpsuit, Aldo sandal and Vince Camilo clutch. Julia is wearing Jen Hansen jewelry.

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The First Song Auli'i Cravalho Ever Sang in Public Was 'The Rainbow Song' From Barney!

The First Song Auli'i Cravalho Ever Sang in Public Was 'The Rainbow Song' From Barney!

Auli’i Cravalho and her Rise co-star Damon J. Gillespie stick together at NBC’s New Talent Mixer in New York City this week.

The two new network stars were seen at the event, mixing and mingling with Josh Radnor, Arielle Kebbel and more.

In a recent interview, Auli’i dished on her first ever performance and it’s cuteness will blow you away.

“I don’t even remember the name of the song. Everyone knows the song, except no one really knows it. It’s like “Red is the color of an apple, orange is the color of an orange …” Auli’i shared, not remember the name of “The Rainbow Song” from Barney & Friends.

She continued, “I’m pretty sure I stopped at yellow, because I had stage fright, and I was in a local pizza joint, because they said, if there was a rainbow, and you sang the song, you get a free slice of pizza.”

But, she didn’t get that free slice of pizza.

“My mom had to buy me the slice of pizza because I couldn’t finish the song,” Auli’i says. “But I do believe that was the first song I ever sang in public.”

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Auli'i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, & Mae Whitman Are Gorgeous Gals at EW & People Party!

Auli'i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, & Mae Whitman Are Gorgeous Gals at EW & People Party!

Auli’i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, and Mae Whitman look lovely while attending Entertainment Weekly and People’s Upfronts Party on Monday (May 15) at Second Floor in New York City.

Auli’i, best known for voicing the title role in Moana, is set to star in NBC’s new musical series Rise and she was joined at the event by co-stars Josh Radnor, Damon J. Gillespie, Taylor Richardson, and Ted Sutherland.

While it has not yet debuted online, the trailer for Rise was shown at NBC’s upfronts presentation and it got rave reviews from reporters.

Mae was at the event with Good Girls co-star Retta while Elizabeth represented the reboot of Dynasty.

FYI: Elizabeth is carrying a Louise et Cie clutch.

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