Some of our favorite competitive reality show stars will be appearing on the Wednesday, November 6 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
The SUV series of the Law & Order franchise focuses on solving and prosecuting sex crimes. The episode, titled “Dissonant Voices” is another “ripped from the headlines” plot. In this case, A singing coach (played by Broadway star, Billy Porter) and featured player of a popular competition reality show is accused of abusing his students. Carly Rose Sonenclar, 14 year old X Factor 2 alum, will play a character named Grace Belsey, who, I assume, is a victim of some sort. Here she is with Billy:
American Idol alums, Taylor Hicks (winner Season 5), Clay Aiken (runner-up Season 2) and singer, Ashanti, play themselves as judges on the fictional singing show called American Diva. Sound familiar?
Check out the official plot synopsis from NBC:
A SINGING COACH AND POPULAR TV PERSONALITY IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY HIS STUDENTS Singing coach Jackie Walker (guest starring 2013 Tony Award-winner Billy Porter) is at the height of his career, with a featured role on television’s biggest reality show, “American Diva,” and a steady position teaching music at a prestigious New York City school. When a four year-old student comes forward with claims of sexual abuse, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) asks the squad to be mindful of Walker’s reputation, but Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) investigation uncovers evidence that condemns the popular personality. As the case becomes public, more and more victims come forward, but Walker refuses to come clean. Also Starring Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Jessica Phillips (ADA Pippa Cox), Hana Hayes (Brooke Allen), Kara Hayward (Rachel Burns), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Grace Belsey), David Pittu (Counselor Linus Tate) and Bill Irwin (Dr. Lindstrom).
Sounds suspiciously like the case of the beloved UK presenter, Jimmy Savile, who abused children for years and got away with it. His crimes, however, didn’t come to light until after he died in 2011 at age 84. I have a feeling the SUV predator will live to pay the price.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs on NBC at 9/8c PM
Check out a gallery of photos from the episode here: