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We adore this a cappella arrangement so much. This is what we think every song on Glee should be: a unique, creative spin on a popular song with a focus on the melodies and harmonies of the singers — you know, how an actual, real life glee club might perform it. (Check out these all-male a cappella performances of songs by Lady Gaga and Cee Lo for further examples of what we mean.)
After a season and a half of copycat, over-produced recordings of pop songs, this is seriously a breath of non Auto-Tuned fresh air. And not surprisingly, the song has nothing to do with the crew of New Directions — it’s performed by a glee club at another school. Mr. Schue should be taking down notes.
Also, it looks like Katy agrees with our assessment of her song: “Oh…My…Gosh… this just brought a sweet tear to my eye! Teenage Dream on GLEE makes my heart go WEEEEE!”
If you’ve got a good memory, you may recall that this isn’t the first time the show tackled one of Katy’s hits — Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) performed “I Kissed A Girl” while auditioning for the glee club in the show’s pilot:
What do you think of this a cappella recording? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE: Here’s the scene from the show!