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Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo & 'HSMTMTS' Cast Cover Songs From The Show In New Challenge!

Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo & 'HSMTMTS' Cast Cover Songs From The Show In New Challenge!

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series got fans excited with a new cover song challenge!

Joshua Bassett kicked things off by sharing a cover of “Born To Be Brave” from the series, then nominated Julia Lester to cover a song next.

The rest of the cast – Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Olivia Rodrigo, Larry Saperstein, Frankie A. Rodriguez and Joe Serafini, and Dara Renee – each chose another song from the show to sing, before nominating someone else.

Among the songs covered include “A Billion Sorrys”, “All I Want”, “Out of the Old”, “Role of a Lifetime”, “Wondering” and “Just For a Moment”.

Click inside to watch all of the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series cast covers… More Here! »

Watch the 'High School Musical' Cast Reunion from the Disney Family Singalong!

Watch the 'High School Musical' Cast Reunion from the Disney Family Singalong!

Zac Efron joined the High School Musical cast on the Disney Family Singalong on Thursday night (April 16), though he sadly didn’t sing with them.

The cast reunited to perform the smash hit song “We’re All in This Together” from their own homes. Zac is supposedly quarantined in the “middle of nowhere” with poor WiFi, but he sent in a grainy video that served as an introduction to the performance.

Director Kenny Ortega brought together Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman, and Corbin Bleu, as well as the casts of Descendants, Zombies, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and more, for a great performance.

“Hi everyone, I hope that you’re safe and that you’re healthy and that you’re doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times. It’s my greatest pleasure to introduce a musical performance by some of my oldest friends, and some new ones. I hope that you enjoy, and remember, we’re all in this together,” Zac said. He unfortunately didn’t sing with the cast, but you can watch the performance below!

Joshua Bassett Says Olivia Rodrigo Almost Didn't Release 'All I Want'

Joshua Bassett Says Olivia Rodrigo Almost Didn't Release 'All I Want'

Joshua Bassett had to convince Olivia Rodrigo to release “All I Want!”

The 19-year-old HSMTMTS star says that he was one of the first people Olivia showed the song to and revealed how she originally felt about the song.

“I was one of the first people to hear it. She showed her mom and then she showed me. And I remember her saying something like, ‘It’s terrible! I’m going to start from scratch!’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about? This is perfect! This is incredible!’ I was blown away,” Joshua said on Build Series.

He continued, “And of course, it’s like the number one song of the show and a massive hit! And I’m like, ‘Of course it’s a massive hit. I knew that from the time you played it.’ I can’t imagine a world where she was like, ‘Eh I’m going to start from scratch.’”

READ MORE: Find out what Joshua had to say about the second season of HSMTMTS

Joshua Bassett Teases Big Things In Store For 'HSMTMTS' Season 2!

Joshua Bassett Teases Big Things In Store For 'HSMTMTS' Season 2!

Joshua Bassett is opening up about some of the things to come in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!

The 19-year-old actor and singer did a virtual interview with Build Series to chat about his new single “Common Sense“.

To close out the interview, Joshua was of course asked if he was able to spill anything about HSMTMTS and he left us with a bit of a tease.

“I think it’s relatively public knowledge that we had started filming. We had a couple episodes in, and all I can say is every day on set was a pinch me moment,” he said. “It was just so exciting.”

“You know, the first season, we weren’t really sure what the show was. We had no idea what we’re doing, we’re all kind of figuring it out as we go. We filmed different versions. In the first episode, they had us do things a couple different ways, because they weren’t even sure how they were going to edit it together, or how it was going to look. We were still figuring out the pacing and the tone and all of that. While we did have fun, and it was very exciting, it was a lot of learning in the first season,” Joshua continued.

“Having the first season under your belt, knowing that it’s mostly well received, being able to go back and do a season two, in the groove, knowing what the show is, and even just the writers being able to know the show,” he added. “Now, the writers’ room is filled with people who are mega fans of the show which is just so awesome. So we’re able to take things to another level because we’re all in the groove. It’s just so exciting, and I think people are really going to love it.”

We cannot wait for season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!!