|Initial airdate:||Jan 28, 2007|
|Country of production:||USA|
Olivia was a guest judge on this show to find a Sandy and
Danny for a stage production of Grease on Broadway. She was very
positive to everyone and acknowledged this “I don’t know what to say.
Everyone is so great”. Olivia refers to all the contestants by their
names. She’d made a point of writing these down during the
show so that she’d remember them. At the end of the show she declined
to name her favorite performers instead saying “I’ll leave it to
Olivia praised a performance of “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” saying “My [singing] partner Pat used to sing that song and she’s sick at home so I hope you’re feeling better.” Olivia and Pat used to perform together in the 60s and Pat went on to marry Olivia’s producer and the writer of many of the Grease hits: John Farrar. John and Pat have been married for over 35 years.
One of the contestants had a great “spiritual” tip for the other Sandys: “When wearing Sandy spandex do not rely on prayer alone.” This caused Olivia to crack up with laughter.
During the show Olivia and Jim Jacobs (the writer of Grease) were interviewed together. Jim said that Olivia was the nicest person in the entertainment business causing the ever-modest Olivia to cover her face with her hands in embarrassment. The female performers were thrilled to be able to ask Olivia questions about her Grease experience. Olivia cited being able to express both their sweetness and sexuality as key to the role of Sandy