Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo can now add songwriting to their list of accomplishments, that until now included acting, singing, and dancing. The song the two of them co-wrote together will make its official debut during Friday’s penultimate episode of the freshman season at a critical point in the series.
The song is an emotional ballad titled ‘Just for a Moment’ and will be sung by Ricky and Nini during Friday’s episode. While Rodrigo already made her songwriting debut earlier with the original High School Musical: The Musical: The Series song ‘All I Want’, this is Bassett’s first credit as a professional songwriter.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bassett and Rodrigo said they were approached earlier in the series about a small chance that a co-written song of theirs could make its way onto the show in a later episode.
The final two episodes of HSM: TM: TS are fast approaching, and it’s now “go” time for East High’s school production of High School Musical: The Musical. The drama will be at an all-time high when it comes to Ricky and Nini’s complicated romantic status.
New episodes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series drop every Friday on Disney+.