“Beyoncé expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one,” she said.“Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson wanted it. Alicia Keys auditioned three times . . . They had to sing, so we made it clear they needed sheet music.

“Tyra came in with a CD, but it didn’t matter because she was so pretty and nice. It went to Anika Noni Rose, who was the most qualified.

“[And] you want to work with nice people.”


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