Even though the voices are processed, when they really bring it, especially McPhee, who gets the more dramatic numbers, I confess I tear up bcuz they sound soooooo sweet. The Bombshell finale was iconic...I felt they should have gone another 2 minutes for a standing O and an encore clap rather than fading out. The rest of the show are mumbles to me...a build up for the next number breakout. As far as Team/Ivy...she's a wonderfully accomplished Broadway talent, probably an equal or better singer/actor than McPhee, but on the small screen, McFee's natural beauty and resemblance to Marilyn (in costume) trumps her talent. Face it...she volumptuous, but stocky with kind of a frogface. She probably has to work very very hard to stay relatively slim. That said, McFee is slim and svelt, not exactly Marilyn, but her beauty and facial resemblance to MM trumps Hilty all day long (on the show). Now in real theater where you sit 25-200' away, Hilty might be my preference hands down. I'm just judging by the show where everything is tilted in McFee's favor.
I don't lurk as much as I used to and I NEVER listen. Comes from being old and cynical.