One of the most unexpectedly awesome musical moments on TV in 2014 arrived last night, coming from one of the unlikeliest sources – the newest episode of A&E’s hit PSYCHO-inspired horror-themed drama series BATES MOTEL.
Show star Vera Farmiga launched into a memorably passionate and emotionally enacted rendition of Kander & Ebb’s “Maybe This Time” from the hit 1972 movie musical CABARET, there performed by Liza Minnelli, in a powerful a capella take.
Farmiga sang the song as part of a community theater SOUTH PACIFIC audition on the ep, titled “Shadow Of A Doubt”, which also featured son, Norman (Freddie Highmore), observing the audacious audition in understandable awe.
After all, not since Mama Rose has there been a maternal figure quite like Norma – and she’s showing off yet another reason why!
BATES MOTEL airs on Mondays at 9 PM on AMC.