Adele has had her songs covered on Glee before — Gwyneth Paltrow sang “Turning Tables” and Rachel and Jesse St. James busted out John Legend’s a cappella version of “Rolling In the Deep” — but this mash-up of 21 tracks “Rumour Has It” and “Someone Like You” (from the November 15 episode “Mash Up”) might honestly be one of the best performances to come out of the show. (Ah, Adele — so good, she can improve Glee.) Have chills sent up your spine by watching Santana, Mercedes and the rest of their all-girl show choir.
The choreography is captivating, and Santana (Naya Rivera) in particular sounds fantastic belting out Adele’s sorrowful song (while throwing lady love Brittany meaningful glances throughout the number). Though “Rumour Has It” was nixed as the third single in favor of “Set Fire To The Rain” (inevitably to be covered on Glee at some point), we hope this performance secures its spot as the singer’s fourth US single.
Also, can we point out that Adele is so awesome, she’s had multiple songs that weren’t even singles become so popular they were covered on Glee?