Darren Criss Tributes Michael Jackson In “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”

Becky Bain | January 26, 2012 3:02 pm

Darren Criss obviously knows how to dance — after all, he had to show off his moves nightly during his three-week run in the Broadway show How To Succeed — but we had no idea he knew how to dance. Blaine is the lead Gleek in this performance clip of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, from Glee‘s upcoming tribute episode to Michael Jackson, and we have to say, he fills the Gloved One’s shoes pretty well. Watch Darren take on the King of Pop below.

Though we’re impressed by Criss being able to recreate much of Jackson’s legendary choreography (bonus points for the crotch grab; negative points for no moonwalk), we were temporarily distracted by the dead animal perched on top of Kurt’s head. Wait, that’s a hat?

Glee‘s Michael Jackson tribute episode, “Michael”, airs on Fox Tuesday January 31. Check out more preview pics from the episode in our gallery.