Laurie Hernandez wows Broadway with 'Waitress' karaoke

Earlier this week Laurie Hernandez attended the Tony Awards and someone really smart and psychic (okay, it was me) speculated that we should probably plan on seeing the gymnast on a Broadway stage soon.

Even I didn't know it would be just TWO DAYS LATER.

The two-time Olympic medalist made a surprise appearance on Tuesday night at a karaoke event for the musical "Waitress," and joined cast member Matt DeAngelis to sing "Bad Idea" from the show. More than holding her own alongside the theater veteran, Hernandez was pretty impressive for an 18-year old with (likely) no formal training.


She confessed in a comment on her Instagram account that she was "shaking" throughout the performance and called her voice "a bit scratchy" but I still think she deserves alllllllll the applause for this one.

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