Naya Rivera Covers The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” For ‘Glee’ Cory Monteith Tribute Episode: Listen

Robbie Daw | October 7, 2013 8:07 am

Glee celebrated the music of The Beatles with a two-part Season 5 premiere, but this Thursday’s (October 10) episode will take a more somber tone, as the time has come for the series to acknowledge the death of actor Cory Monteith, and pay tribute to his character Finn Hudson. The promo clip alone for the episode, titled “The Quarterback,” is enough to get the waterworks running. Now MTV has premiered Naya Rivera’s cover of The Band Perry‘s “If I Die Young,” which will be sung by her character Santa Lopez this week. (Listen here.)

Other songs featured in the episode, according to MTV: “Make You Feel My Love” (originally by Bob Dylan, covered by Adele) performed by Lea Michele‘s Rachel,  “Seasons Of Love” (Rent) performed by the full cast, “I’ll Stand By You” (The Pretenders) performed by Amber Riley‘s Mercedes, “Fire & Rain” (James Taylor) performed by Chord Overstreet‘s Sam and Kevin McHale‘s Artie and “No Surrender” (Bruce Springsteen) performed by Mark Salling‘s Puck. Longtime Gleeks may recall that Monteith also performed his own version of “I’ll Stand By You,” in the Season 1 episode “Ballad.”