Vanessa Hudgens Singing "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" Will Have You in Tears

She performed beautifully in honor of her father.

Vaness Hudgens as Rizzo in Grease
(Image credit: Fox)

Hours before Grease Live! started yesterday, Vanessa Hudgens, who starred as Rizzo, announced on Twitter that her father had passed away from cancer the night before (opens in new tab). She performed despite this and in his honor (opens in new tab), delivering a performance so incredible, critics and Twitter were blown away. But it was her rendition of "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" that was her real standout moment. Her rendition is so moving, it's hard not get teary watching.

The show was dedicated to Hudgens' father:

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And celebrities wasted no time congratulating Vanessa on her remarkable work, strength, and showmanship after the production wrapped. Her sister and boyfriend, Austin Butler posted heartwarming messages:

Along with her High School Musical costars:

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And other fans and friends in Hollywood:

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Alyssa Bailey
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.