‘Glee’ Seeks Divine Inspiration From The Beatles And R.E.M. In “Grilled Cheesus”
Last night’s spiritual Glee episode, “Grilled Cheesus”, was all about faith. And we have faith that Ryan Murphy will never again allow Cory Monteith (who was otherwise all sorts of man-ditz adorable) to sing R.E.M. ever again, because, dear grilled cheesus, did his delivery of “Losing My Religion” make us scramble for the mute button on our remotes. Jump below to judge how much Cory should apologize to Michael Stipe for butchering his song, and catch Chris Colfer’s heavenly Beatles cover.
“Losing My Religion”
The backwards sequence Cory discussed with Jimmy Fallon a few weeks ago was mysteriously missing from this number, making us believe that either Monteith’s vocals or some challenges with the backwards-lip-syncing made the editors cut the song down to a relatively paltry 90 seconds.
Chris Colfer, however, continued to prove that his Emmy nomination was totally deserved, for both his powerhouse singing and his ability to give real humanity to a character buried knee-deep in a show full of stereotypes. Kurt’s father wound up in the hospital following a heart attack, leading Kurt to deal with his lack of faith. (The other more pious members of New Directions were forced to deal with it, too.)
Although we didn’t need so many musical numbers to take place in the glee club rehearsal room, this unique interpretation of The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” got us misty-eyed.
“I Want To Hold Your Hand”
Watch the entire episode of “Grilled Cheesus” over at Hulu.