, Lea Michele
graduated from William McKinley High to NYADA, and from a character who series writers seemed to have run out of ideas for in Season 3 to one of three faces
who now have viewers breathing a collective sigh of relief when they pop up in each episode (the other two being fellow Glee
vets Chris Colfer
and Naya Rivera
So here we are prepping for 2014, which will hopefully boast far better creative output from the music sphere than 2013 did. Lea finds herself going for pop glory by throwing a cap into the mainstream ring with upcoming album Louder, the tracklist for which was revealed today. First single/album opener “Cannonball” was penned by Sia, something immediately evident in the minute-and-a-half preview of the song now available online. “I won’t hide inside, I gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get out,” Michele sings in the lead-up to the chorus, with a vocal delivery reminiscent of Sia’s own unique phrasing acrobatics.
Give “Cannonball” a spin and catch the Louder tracklist below. More »
We’re treated to a blast from a hypothetical Christmas past with last night’s episode, “Previously Unaired Christmas.” While it is
actually a new episode, it’s intended to be a peek at what was going on with the Glee
kids during the 2012 holiday season. Everyone gets a chance to wax nostalgic and learn a little lesson about the spirit of Christmas.
Sue Sylvester introduces the episode in a beautifully decorated living room, complete with gorgeous felt stockings hung by the chimney with care. She explains the flashback premise, and so it begins! More »
While Glee’s Thanksgiving episode wasn’t themed with the holiday, it did feature flights of fancy that wouldn’t be out of place during a post-feast food coma. There was literally something in the air at McKinley that had students and faculty daydreaming even more vividly than usual. Thankfully, before Blaine could conclude that he was finally, truly losing his mind, Sue Sylvester (of all people) managed to save the day and the school. More »
It’s all about finding a career path this week on Glee
. The musical theme is the catalogue of singer/songwriter, Billy Joel
, and the students of McKinley High find themselves facing decisions that will affect the rest of the school year and, for some, what their future vocation will be. Oh, yeah — and supermodel/reality television mogul Tyra Banks
is this week’s guest star. It’s worth watching solely to see her deliver the fiercest of tiger eyes. More »
If you thought things got scandalous last week
when the Glee
kids were dressed in some of Lady Gaga
and Katy Perry
‘s most scantily-clad costumes, then you ain’t seen nothing yet. In Thursday’s (November 14) episode, entitled “The End of Twerk,” everybody’s twerking hard for the money, complete with tattoos, body piercings, booty shaking and bathroom humor. More »
There’s no way you’re sick of the painfully never-ending global obsession and dissection of twerking yet, right? Or “Wrecking Ball”
? Or “Blurred Lines”
? Or Miley Cyrus
and Robin Thicke
in general? Okay, good — because this week’s episode of Glee
, titled, charmingly enough, “The End Of Twerk,” has all of that stuff jam-packed into one nice and tidy hour, along with the cast covering Beyonce
‘s 2008 ballad “If I Were A Boy,” “You Are Woman, I Am Man” from the musical Funny Girl
and “On Our Way” by duo The Royal Concept
Head below to hear songs from this so-called “twerk fail nightmare,” Gleeks. More »
After an emotional sendoff
to dearly departed Glee
cast member Cory Monteith
, the gang is focused on getting back to the business of making music. Several weeks after the previous episode, entitled “The Quarterback,” we’re back with “A Katy or a Gaga.” In classic Glee
mashup style, New Directions will be taking on two archetypal divas and pitting their music against one another.
The show starts with Will Schuester interrupting rehearsal room hijinks with the announcement of the secret list of the show choirs against whom New Directions will be competing. When he reads the name of the Fort Wayne group, Throat Explosion, the glee club flips out, declaring their rivals to be the new supergroup and describing them as “mini Lady Gagas.” More »
This Thursday (November 6), Glee
returns after a month-long hiatus. The episode, “A Katy Or A Gaga,”
will pay homage to Katy Perry
, two week after the release of her album Prism
, and Lady Gaga
(again), a week before the release of ARTPOP
. The episode also
boasts the continuing storyline of guest star Demi Lovato
‘s on screen romance with Naya Rivera
‘s Santana Lopez, plus features the debut of Adam Lambert
‘s character Elliott Gilbert
on the series. Think that’s enough attention-grabbing info for TV viewers?
Head below to hear Adam and Demi’s take on “Roar” from this week’s upcoming Glee episode, as well as the cast doing Gaga’s “Applause” and Perry’s “Wide Awake.” (And catch Lambert’s take on “Marry The Night,” which we previously posted, here.) More »
kindly documented his first day working on Glee
with a cute behind-the-scenes video. He introduces his character — a struggling musician called Elliott — interspersed between footage from the show and commentary from fellow actors. The 31-year-old is clearly enthusiastic about the next step of his hugely successful post-American Idol
career, singing the praises of everyone involved.
Interestingly, Adam also admits he auditioned for Glee when it first launched but didn’t get the role because he was too old. Thankfully, the producers revised their age restrictions and we can now expect week after week of killer performances and juicy drama (he talks about possibly being Kurt’s nemesis). Oh and Demi Lovato also discusses the pop star’s phenomenal talent. Watch up top. More »
‘s Glee guest spot
is but a week away, and the show executed the ultimate act of mercy by premiering his cover of Lady Gaga
‘s (still slept on, I think) “Marry The Night” ahead of the November 7 episode
. We already know Lambert is one of the few performers who can match Mother Monster’s theatricality without resorting to hamminess, and on this rendition he nails that balance, turning out some towering vocals that are raspy in all the right places.
Smartly, the rest of the cast is relegated to the background for the arrangement, keeping the focus on Adam in all his glammed-up glory. Hear the cover over at the show’s Soundcloud page.