The stars aligned across the multiverse this week when Supergirl and The Flash finally made sweet music together in their first musical crossover. Devised by the dastardly Music Meister — and the canny folk over at The CW — Barry and Kara's superhero musical extravaganza has captured the hearts and minds of fans everywhere.
While songs such as 'Super Friend' and 'Runnin' Home to You' have already left us craving another 'Duet' episode, the truth is that we might have to wait some time before the cast of #Supergirl and The Flash belt out some more tunes for us... and there's only so many times that we can play Melissa Benoist's cover of 'Moon River' on repeat.
If we had the powers of The Flash, we'd simply race forwards in time, skipping over that whole "Iris is murdered by Savitar" thing and jump straight to the inevitable musical follow-up that we reckon will hit our screens next year. Unfortunately, such a move may be out of reach for us mere mortals, but luck is still on our side, as the talented CW cast have performed a vast array of songs before.
From Broadway to Hollywood and back again, the stars of #TheFlash and Supergirl have been impressing us with their musical chops for years, proving that there are no finer singers in the entirety of the Multiverse. Open a breach to a whole new world and join us as we check out some of the cast's best musical highlights.
Melissa Benoist (Kara Zor-El/Supergirl)
Before hurtling to earth as the last surviving woman from Krypton, #MelissaBenoist rose to fame as the timid yet talented Marley Rose on #Glee. Replacing powerhouse vocalist Lea Michele in the halls of McKinley High School, Benoist quickly revealed herself to be the most talented singer on the show, blowing us away with her super-human pipes throughout the fourth and fifth seasons of the show.
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash)
It's hard to imagine now, but #GrantGustin hasn't always played adorably dorky superheroes who occasionally rip apart the fabric of time and space. Back in 2011, The Flash joined Melissa Benoist on the cast of Glee, playing the calculating Sebastian Smythe. The openly gay Warbler left his mark on the show with a phenomenal Michael Jackson cover that also featured Naya Rivera as Santana, and the musical duo 2Cellos.
Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott)
After performing on Broadway musicals such as Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde, Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan excelled alongside Anna Kendrick in a movie adaptation of The Last Five Years. While it's certainly worth checking out for his performance of the song 'Moving Too Fast', it's Jordan's role on the criminally underrated show Smash which will ultimately leave you spellbound.
Carlos Valdez (Cisco Ramone)
Despite being known as the cute yet geeky scientist on The Flash, Carlos Valdez actually cleans up rather well, charming legions of fans with his performances both in musicals such as Once and on his very own EPs, showcasing his surprisingly impressive vocal chops. Methinks Ramone should build a karaoke booth down in the S.T.A.R. Labs Pipeline pronto!
Darren Criss (Music Meister)
Another former Gleek, Darren Criss is best known for his portrayal of the dashingly handsome Blaine Anderson on Glee. Together with Chris Colfer, Darren and his co-star broke new ground by portraying a refreshingly honest gay relationship that LGBT teens could relate to. However, when he wasn't canoodling with his fellow student, Blaine was also singing some of the show's best known cover songs, including 'Teenage Dream' and 'Bills, Bills, Bills'.
As if that wasn't enough, Criss has also experienced fame on Broadway, performing in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. We just wish that The CW had employed the Music Meister's songwriting abilities too, as the young star was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 when he wrote the original song 'This Time' for the finale of Glee.
John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn)
A true jack of all trades, John Barrowman has lent his hand to everything from writing, presenting, acting and even performing lead roles on both The West End and on Broadway, starring in the likes of Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. After receiving a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for his work in Sam Mendes's production of The Fix, Barrowman recorded a number of musical theater recordings. These even include his own cover albums such as 'Another Side' and 2008's 'Music Music Music,' both of which charted well in the UK.
Jesse L. Martin (Joe West)
Younger fans of The Flash may not realise this, but long before Jesse L. Martin won us over as Detective Joe West, the acclaimed actor became part of musical royalty when he originated the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway musical Rent. After winning more awards than we even knew existed, Rent was adapted by Hollywood in 2005, reuniting original cast members such as Jesse L. Martin with newcomers like Rosario Dawson, who currently stars in Marvel's Iron Fist.
Victor Garber (Martin Stein)
Our last musical star is also the most experienced, winning four Tony nominations for decades of acclaimed work in Broadway productions such as Deathtrap and Damn Yankees. As if that wasn't impressive enough, Victor Garber also enjoyed success as part of a folk group called The Sugar Shoppe way back in the '60s. Aside from The Flash/Supergirl crossover, Garber most recently sang on the TV show Eli Stone, where he performed in the titular character's hallucinations that were brought on by a brain aneurysm... and you thought The CW was weird!
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Love it or hate it, the #Arrowverse remains the perfect place to capture comic book heroism at its most wholesome. We've already seen our beloved heroes kick-start an annual team-up, so there's no reason why the musical crossover shouldn't return next year too. Let's just hope that the Music Meister comes back soon. What we would give to see Stephen Amell sing a heartfelt rendition of 'Broken Arrows'...
Which Arrowverse cast member sang the best in the musical crossover?
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