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Joshua Bassett Almost Quit Acting Before Landing 'High School Musical' Role

Joshua Bassett Almost Quit Acting Before Landing 'High School Musical' Role

Joshua Bassett grabs some popcorn on one of two covers for the new collectors issue of A Book Of magazine!

The 20-year-old “Lie Lie Lie” singer opened up to the mag about his music, his inspirations, valuable life lessons, and creating magic by letting go.

Joshua revealed in his interview that he was on the verge of quitting before getting the call that he got the role of Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

“Often times, the best things in life happen just after the curve – just when they get the hardest then they end up being the most wonderful.,” he said.

He also shared some advice for aspiring artists and what trait is key…

“You’ll be successful if you are you, and for what you bring,” Joshua said. “When you are honest, everyone feels the emotions and if you’re able to get that and capture that, that essence of whatever that is, and put that into your song, it resonates with people – almost all the time, no matter what.”

For more from Joshua Bassett and to purchase your copy (or copies) of his A Book Of collector’s issue, head to ABookOf.us!

In case you missed it, find out what Joshua did right after releasing his new single…

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'High School Musical' Series Offers First Look at Season 2 In New Music Video!

'High School Musical' Series Offers First Look at Season 2 In New Music Video!

We have our first sneak peek into the upcoming second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series with the “Something In The Air” music video!

The new song and dance number is from the recently released High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special and features all of the kids from the East High drama club.

The video actually serves as a kickoff for the drama club’s new Instagram page.

“Ladies, gentleman, or however else you identify, welcome to the East High drama club’s brand new Instagram page,” Frankie A. Rodriguez (Carlos) starts out in the clip.

He returns later in the video to give an update on the theater, which went up in flames on Thanksgiving in season one.

“We are excited to announce that behind these doors, the theater is being restored to it’s full, resplendid 1960s-era glory over the holiday break,” he shares.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two will premiere on Disney+ in 2021. In case you forgot, find out what musical they are doing!


HSMTMTS – ‘Something In The Air’

Joshua Bassett Talks 'The Perfect Gift,' Announces New Single Release Date

Joshua Bassett Talks 'The Perfect Gift,' Announces New Single Release Date

Joshua Bassett is opening up about his new original song “The Perfect Gift,” which is featured in the High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special.

The song will also be part of the show’s upcoming second season.

Tim Federle approached me in January of this year, when they were writing this next season, and he said, ‘You know, we got this song that Ricky sings and I would love if you personally wrote it yourself,’” Joshua said on GMA3. “So he kind of gave me the context of it, about how Ricky can’t really afford a gift and so he comes up with the song.”

“My favorite lyric is in the end of the chorus that’s, ‘This song’s the second best that I could do, and the perfect gift is you,’” he adds. “So it’s that kind of concept of that other person being the true gift versus any material things.”

Joshua also talked about his upcoming EP, and revealed the release date of the first single!

“My EP is coming out early 2021, but my single off of that is coming out January 14th, which is the first time I’m announcing that. So, very exciting, but yeah, January 14th people can expect a single, and then shortly thereafter my EP is coming,” he said.


Joshua Bassett – ‘The Perfect Gift’

Full Video of Olivia Rodrigo's 'River' From 'HSMTMTS' Holiday Special Premieres!

Full Video of Olivia Rodrigo's 'River' From 'HSMTMTS' Holiday Special Premieres!

Olivia Rodrigo sits atop a piano in front of a fountain in the new music video for her performance of “River“!

The song and video will appear as part of the upcoming High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, premiering on Disney+ in just ONE WEEK.

The holiday special features performances from the whole cast, with solo numbers, duets and group numbers. You can actually listen to the full soundtrack here!

VIDEO: Watch the High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special trailer

During the special, fans will also get a sneak peek at season two of the fan favorite series on Disney+ and we cannot wait.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Sofia Wylie‘s full performance video of “This Christmas,” which was filmed in the desert in her home state of Arizona!


Olivia Rodrigo – ‘River’
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Sofia Wylie Sings 'This Christmas' From 'High School Musical' Series Holiday Special (Video)

Sofia Wylie Sings 'This Christmas' From 'High School Musical' Series Holiday Special (Video)

Sofia Wylie‘s full performance from the upcoming High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special is out now!

The 16-year-old, who plays Gina in the show, sings the classic “This Christmas” for the holiday special.

Sofia‘s performance was filmed in the desert in her home state of Arizona.

“I’ve never really had white Christmases with all the snow, so seeing a cactus decorated in lights and decorations, I was like, ‘OK, yeah, this is so normal,’” Sofia told HuffPost. “The holiday special is so lighthearted, so much fun and just a really wonderful Christmas dream. I think it will allow people to take a break and have a smile because this year has definitely been a lot.”

The High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special soundtrack was just released last week (we’ve been playing it over and over again!), and the special will premiere on Disney+ on December 11th!


Sofia Wylie – ‘This Christmas’

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special' Debuts Full Soundtrack - Listen Now!

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special' Debuts Full Soundtrack - Listen Now!

It’s here – the soundtrack for the upcoming High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special is out now!!

The album features 13 songs from the cast of HSMTMTS, including an original Christmas song, “The Perfect Gift,” written and performed by Joshua Bassett.

The cast of the series – Joshua, Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie A Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders – sing their renditions of holiday classics, including three duets, and three group numbers.

During the upcoming special, the stars of the show will also share childhood holiday memories, best – and most embarrassing! – gifts, favorite traditions and family photos.

Fans will also get a sneak peek at season two, including the first song “Something In The Air,” which is also included on the soundtrack.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the recently released trailer for High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, which will premiere on December 11th on Disney+!

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special' Debuts Trailer With Season 2 Sneak Peek!

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special' Debuts Trailer With Season 2 Sneak Peek!

The trailer for the upcoming High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special was just released!

In the clip, we get a little look at the cast of the series performing holiday classics, and sharing childhood holiday memories and more.

The trailer also features a preview of the new original song “The Perfect Gift” from season two, which was written and is performed by Joshua Bassett.

In addition to the trailer and “The Perfect Gift,” the soundtrack listing has also been released, which will include “Something In The Air,” the first major musical number from season two.

If you missed them, be sure to check out ALL of the first look photos that were released, which include a shirtless photo of Joshua and Matt Cornett.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special will premiere on Disney+ on December 11th, and the soundtrack will be released THIS Friday (November 20)!


‘HSMTMTS’ Holiday Special Trailer

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