This Week in 'Glee' Music: "Sectionals"
This Week in 'Glee' Music: "Sectionals"
Glee's fall finale was the perfect example of Murphy's law. You know, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, although we're all distracted, I guess, to realize that things will go wrong, both on the victims and the perpetrators. Sue-spension, yay! While it's nice to see an uninterrupted performance from New Directions (and the expected win), the most important bit has to be the way they wrapped everything up--and yes, I'm referring to that kiss between Will and Emma. I did see it coming, but when it happened, you know, it still feels...

To this week's songs, then. I already said my piece on this episode's songs a couple of days back, and for the most part they haven't changed, only now we get to see it in the context of the show. As always, these songs are now available for download on iTunes, and are also on the second Glee CD, which is already in stores. Come on. Four months of waiting? Cancellation is much worse, I say.

"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Originally by: Jennifer Holliday
Glee-fied by: Amber Riley
My take: It still gives me chills. Sure, that song is the go-to song for anyone who believes she can belt it, but man, can she belt it, all right.

"Don't Rain On My Parade"
Originally by: Barbra Streisand
Glee-fied by: Lea Michele
My take: Watching it again, I finally realize that, possibly, Lea did a better job on this than Barbra herself. The little touch with her stopping near Jacob (and his face!) was a cute one.

"You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Originally by: the Rolling Stones
Glee-fied by: the New Directions kids
My take: Probably one of my favorite Glee covers ever, it works better once you imagine how they almost didn't make it this far at the very last moment.

"My Life Would Suck Without You"
Originally by: Kelly Clarkson
Glee-fied by: the New Directions kids
My take: I'm still not convinced. I still think it's a bit diluted. But having bits of choreography from every other episode--cool epilepsy, the butt smack in "Smile", "Single Ladies", Quinn's audition, heck, even "Push It"--was inspired. But that's all forgotten after the kiss in between.

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