NBC鈥檚 production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Easter Sunday, April 1, was easily the network鈥檚 best attempt at a live musical thus far. The cast was incredible, the costumes were fun and flashy, and the stripped-down staging was perfect for the rock-concert format of the show. Read on for the nine best moments of the night.

9. Wakanda Forever: As Judas, Brandon Victor Dixon was a standout anytime he was on stage, and the bows were no exception. During his curtain call, he threw up the 鈥淲akanda salute鈥 from Black Panther 鈥 a gesture that did not go unnoticed by Twitter.

8. 鈥淜ing Herod鈥檚 Song鈥: Alice Cooper was born for this role. It鈥檚 actually weird that he hasn鈥檛 played it before.

7. 鈥淕ethsemane (I Only Want to Say)鈥: John Legend left it all on the stage for this number. It鈥檚 a difficult song to both sing and act, and the anguish in his voice was palpable.

6. Every Time Norm Lewis Opened His Mouth: Norm Lewis was stellar in the role of Caiaphas. Those bass notes were truly something else, especially coupled with Jin Ha鈥檚 countertenor. Lewis should be in everything, forever.

5. 鈥淓verything鈥檚 Alright鈥: Sara Bareilles鈥 first song as Mary Magdalene was a great one. Listening to her tell John Legend that everything would be alright made us feel like everything actually would be alright. Also, has there ever been anything more relatable than a song about a woman telling two agitated men to just relax and maybe go to sleep?

4. 鈥淐ould We Start Again, Please?鈥: This song was the perfect change of pace after Cooper鈥檚 rockin鈥 rendition of 鈥淜ing Herod鈥檚 Song.鈥 Bareilles and Jason Tam gave a lovely, plaintive performance.

3. 鈥淪uperstar鈥: This song comes at kind of a weird moment in the show 鈥 Jesus is about to be crucified, and Judas (who is dead at this point) is singing to him and questioning whether there鈥檚 really a divine plan. It鈥檚 an unexpectedly upbeat number, and in this case, it was a showstopper. Dixon sang the hell out of it 鈥 while wearing sparkly chainmail, no less 鈥 and the team of backup singers and dancers alongside him made it one of the most energetic and dynamic performances of the night.

2. 鈥淚 Don鈥檛 Know How to Love Him鈥: This is probably the most well-known song from the musical, so expectations were high 鈥 and Bareilles more than lived up to them. Her voice is perfect for Mary Magdalene, and she nailed the feelings of sadness and longing that come with these lyrics.

1. 鈥淗eaven on Their Minds鈥: Dixon set the bar for the whole show with this number. 鈥淗eaven on Their Minds鈥 is one of the best songs in the musical 鈥 maybe one of Andrew Lloyd Webber鈥檚 best songs, period 鈥 and Dixon gave it the performance it deserved. That voice! That range! We have chills just thinking about it.

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