'Glee' News Round-Up: Stream the Graduation Album, A Gloria Estefan Update, Lea Michele in NYC
'Glee' News Round-Up: Stream the Graduation Album, A Gloria Estefan Update, Lea Michele in NYC
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
With only four episodes left in season 3, we've got some big news in today's Round-Up. Among them, we now have a first listen at the upcoming Graduation Album. There's an update on if Gloria Estefan will ever make her way to Glee. And will Rachel still go to New York, even after she choked during her NYADA audition? Read on to find out all this and more.

First Listen: Glee's Graduation Album

Last month, FOX announced the track list and cover art for Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album, to be released next Tuesday, May 15. And now each of the 13 songs featured on the album have been made available online to stream for free (this first listen can also be found on AOL Music's Full CD Listening Party). Some of the songs you can listen to that we haven't yet heard on the show include "We Are the Champions," "Edge of Glory," "Forever Young" and "Good Riddance." It is unknown at this moment what will be included in the Yearbook Edition; no information has been released yet, and I can't find it on Amazon anymore, leading me to believe this deluxe product has been scrapped.

Gloria Estefan Arrives to Say "Goodbye"

Remember way back in November and December when FOX announced that Gloria Estefan and Pitbull would be guest starring on Glee? Well, I have no idea what's going on with Pitbull (maybe he's no longer doing it -- it wouldn't be the first time Ryan Murphy did something like this). But we now have an update on Estefan.

A reader asked TVLine's Michael Ausiello if the show will still be going through with this casting, and here is his response: "Yep. The onetime Miami Sound Machine frontwoman will pop up in the May 22 season finale, appropriately/ominously titled 'Goodbye.' Look for Ms. Lopez to be far more accepting of her daughter's sexuality than Grandma was." You may recall that Santana came out to her grandmother, but did not receive a positive reaction back.

As BuddyTV reported on, Pitbull was to play Santana's big brother. Since her mother will be in the finale, it seems obvious that her brother should be there too. We'll update if we hear any more news on that front.

Upcoming Songs

The album art for upcoming Glee covered singles have made their way online, so we now know which songs will be featured in the two hour event airing May 15. In episode 20, "Props," the cast will perform "Flashdance ... What a Feeling," "Mean," "I Won't Give Up" and "Because You Loved Me." At the Glee event held at the TV Academy recently, Ryan Murphy revealed that the Taylor Swift song, "Mean" will be a duet by Coach Beiste and Puck. Interesting. And just based on the song title, I'm betting "I Won't Give Up" will be sung by Quinn as she finishes out her recovery.

We previously posted the Nationals set list for both New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline ("The Edge of Glory," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Starships" and "Pinball Wizard." Joining those five songs in episode 21 are "We Are the Champions" and "Tongue Tied." It is unclear how the latter will fit into the episode, but with the Queen classic, it seem obvious what the outcome of the competition will be.

Rachel Heads to NYC

After Rachel's disastrous NYADA audition, fans were left wondering if she would still make the trek to New York City after graduation to pursue her dreams in a different way. We now have an update on this, as Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, was in NYC earlier in the week shooting scenes for Glee. She was spotted filming in Grand Central Terminal, Madison Square Park and The Plaza.

According to On Location Vacations, "In the scene they were shooting, Lea was wearing a bright red coat and matching hat while pulling a suitcase behind her." I can just picture the scene now: She's walking down the street/sidewalk pulling the suitcase with a huge smile on her face taking in her surroundings. My only question is: How can any of these kids afford to live in NYC? Have they saved up a good amount of money, or have jobs lined up?


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