Nashville Gets Us: ‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’

To celebrate Nashville Winter Finale this week (December 10, 10/9c) we asked fellow fans to share their favorite moments from season 3 so far.  Kristen Sunny chose to write about the two versions of ‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ in episode 3.03 – ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’. Did you love this moment too? Share with us your thoughts and follow for more moments to come.

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“One song on Nashville is sung twice in two very different styles and with different lyrics and to me that is one of the most powerful uses of music in this show. First, performing with ZAG, Avery sings the song at a barn party. The aggressive lyrics and guitar sound tell us that Juliette’s beauty is masking her ugly soul.

Later, when he sings it again, alone at home, in tears, with the soft piano sound and the original lyrics. These difference also tell a very different story.

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I fell in love with the piano scene as it gave us back the true essence of Juliette’s and Avery’s relationship. His love makes her beautiful inside. She glows from inside when with him and even her eyes soften. In contrast, she had the opposite effect on him and the usually subtle, soft-spoken and wise Avery had turned into a self-righteous mess after Juliette cheated on him. I was disappointed with him for suddenly seeing Juliette from the outside again as a superficial and manipulating plastic superstar craving for attention from her fans. I felt like he was one of the few people that caught a glimpse of her soul and took her seriously as an artist and person. Her soul is open and bare when with him. She cares about what he things of her and she always explains her behavior to him (even the betrayal). When she took him with her to the trailer park where she grew up in the beginning of Season 2, it felt like she wanted to show him what’s hidden inside. He began to see her inner beauty in her weak moments and in her music. The piano scene proved to me that he could still see it, even if it hurt him even more. Very touching and powerful.

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