Legend said his director wasn’t happy following the flub.
“That was my last musical theater performance, so I guess I didn’t bounce back,” he said.
Despite his mistake in the past, Legend more than made up for it with his performance Sunday, according to reviews. The star-studded cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” — which included singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, “Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon and rock legend Alice Cooper — helped propel NBC to win Sunday night’s TV ratings, topping ABC’s American Idol and FOX’s Sunday night prime time comedy lineup, according to the Nielsen TV ratings.
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The measurement company’s report stated the broadcast reportedly drew in 9.4 million viewers across the nation in an early assessment, topping NBC’s previous live musical production of “Hairspray!,” which drew in 9 million.