‘Glee’ Finally Puts Mercedes In The “Spotlight”

Becky Bain | October 3, 2011 4:30 pm

We’ve had two full seasons of Mercedes more or less being relegated to sweetening up a Rachel Berry solo or group number with her melismatic “yeah!”s or “whoa!”s at the song’s conclusion. But in tomorrow’s highly anticipated Glee episode “Asian F”, Mercedes — and by extension, Amber Riley — is allowed to shine while performing Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight”. It’s a fitting cover, considering the brazen gleek’s attempt to move out of Rachel’s shadow.  Watch Riley give it her all below.

Is this R&B number good enough to get Mercedes the role of Maria in McKinley High’s production of West Side Story? We shall see!

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