‘Empire’ Sneak Peek: Mario Sings His Way to Cookie’s Heart in Soulful Introduction (Exclusive)

Mario will be singing his way to people’s hearts on Empire.

The R&B singer makes a memorable entrance as Devon, an up-as well as-coming performer hoping for his big break, on the Fox music drama in Wednesday’s episode, as well as only ET has the exclusive first look at his introduction. 

from the clip, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) as well as Porsha (Ta’Rhonda Jones) make the trek out to a junkyard to meet Devon for initially from the hopes of signing him to their management company, Lyon Family Management, as their latest R&B hopeful. To say Devon will be starstruck when Cookie introduces herself will be an understatement.

The Cookie Lyon? Wait till I tell my sister about of which,” Devon says excitedly. 

Where did Cookie as well as Porsha discover him? In an Instagram video, of course. “of which was your beautiful voice of which cut through all of the clutter,” Cookie praises.

“I’ve been praying for a sign as well as here y’all are,” Devon says which has a sense of relief, prompting Porsha to hilariously quip of which she’s been “praying for a man.”

however Cookie needs to know of which who she’s investing her resources in will be the real deal, so she requests Devon perform a little something for her so, you know, they can seal the deal… so to speak. His soulful rendition will be just enough for Cookie to sign him on the spot — only there’s a slight problem. 

Watch ET’s exclusive sneak peek below to find out what, or rather who, may be in Cookie’s way.

The timing of his Empire arc couldn’t be more perfect for Mario, whose fifth studio album, Dancing Shadows, just dropped earlier of which month.

ET’s Kevin Frazier was recently on the Empire set in Chicago, Illinois, filming his cameo appearance on the show. For more, watch the video below.

Empire airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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