It always reminds me of a lady I worked with who was like a surrogate mom to me. She died last year.I love Starmaker so much. It makes me really emotional to listen to. My dad passed recently and when I was young we would play it and the theme song a lot in the car.
My inner child (nerd) seems to remember that Erica had to go back to complete high school around that time (she went to the actual High School of Performing Arts the show is based on), so it's likely they recorded a version initially (for the show and the release), but maybe had to drop in new vocals by others when she couldn't be in the episode.Post dream I watched back the show performance of Starmaker - which always makes me well up.
Did they re-record it for the album as Erica Gimpel isn’t in the scene but I’m sure is on the record? A couple of the other lines seem swapped over too, plus the show version has a nice piano ending whereas it fades out on the record.