'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' Musical Crossover Reveals Who Gets to Sing

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 8:14PM
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Friday, 20 January 2017 - 8:14PM
'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' Musical Crossover Reveals Who Gets to Sing
Having had their fair share of more serious crossovers, The Flash and Supergirl are overdue for more a lighthearted story. Which is to say, they're going to sing together. We've known since last August that the two shows would join up for an odd but much-anticipated musical crossover episode, but we finally know when exactly the two superheroes will be fighting evil in song, and who will be belting out with them.

The CW announced, according to Deadline, that the crossover will kick off on the March 20 episode of Supergirl (it sounds like it won't begin until toward the end), while the meat of the story will happen on the next night's episode of The Flash. That episode will, of course, be called "Duet."

If it sounds like a strange idea, it makes a lot more sense when you consider the credentials of the cast. And in a long list of names the CW released, it seems like everyone who can sing will be singing. There's the two stars, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who've both been on Glee in the past. Other singers will include Jesse L. Martin (who played Tom in the musical Rent), Carlos Valdes, Victor Garber, John Barrowman, and Jeremy Jordans.

So, in that order, that's Flash, Supergirl, Joe West, Cisco, Dr. Stein, Merlyn, and Winn Schotts as the chorus. As for why they'll all be singing, the villain of the week is slated to be the Music Meister, whose evil powers let him mind-control his victims through song.

Fans of the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold will remember him from that show's musical episode, where he was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. No word on whether Harris will return to the role, but we can only hope.

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Since both shows have always been so willing to cut loose and have some fun (as opposed to the gritty, often brooding Arrow), the question of a musical episode is less of a "why" and more of a "why not" situation. The Flash episode "Duet" will air on March 21, 2017.

Image: Supergirl, "World's Finest," CBS
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