(Shadow & Act Exclusive)Here are two exclusive clips from the midseason finale of Fox’s Star which airs

In the first clip, GiGi (Keke Palmer) and Alex (Ryan Destiny) talk after Alex’s rehearsal with Noah (Luke James), and in the second clip, the girls and Carlotta (Queen Latifah) are prepping to go on stage for the showcase. You can watch both below.

Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, Lee Daniels’ Star follows three talented singers (played by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady), desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The show also stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Amiyah Scott, Miss Lawrence and Quincy Brown.

Star has seen a ratings rise, as well as a rise in critical reception for its second season, which added Luke James as a series regular and recurring players including Elijah Kelley, Lance Gross, Keke Palmer and Evan Ross.