I bought this DVD for my daughter who is a die-hard fan of the TV movie and anything associated with it. Actually, the whole family loved the movie.
In addition to the songs from the movie, the DVD also includes songs by Ashley Tisdale, Carbin Bleu, and Vanessa Hudgens. What's disappointing with this DVD is that the concert is about 90% lip-synched. As far as I can tell, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu and Lucas Grabeel lip-synched all of their songs. I think the only one who got to sing live were Drew Seeley and (I think) Vanessa Hudgens.
But I guess it's kinda understandable that singing is not live since they are not really concert performers and doing a tour such as this one can take toll on one's voice; thus, they resort to lip-synching. Well, it's not as if they're the only ones who do it. I've seen concert videos of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Madonna where they also do this. I guess it's already a norm for concerts nowadays. However, it somehow takes away the enjoyment of really hearing live singing from concert performers. It's like they're cheating the people who paid to see and hear them live.
But, nonetheless, this DVD is a good view while we wait for the showing of High School Musical 2 later this year. For this new movie, I wonder if it's still Drew Seeley who sings for Zak Efron.
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