Can’t wait until Tuesday to see how the Glee kids handle their biggest guest star yet? (That’d be God … )
Check out all seven songs (including lots and lots of solos!) coming up on next week’s touching religious episode, “Grilled Cheesus.” Here are the links you need to hear ’em:
EW exclusive: Listen to Cory Monteith, a “huge Michael Stipes fan,” cover R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” Compare it to the original: The arrangement and Cory’s voice definitely give a different, more uplifting spin on the song. What do you think, Gleeks?
Plus: The folks over at Gleethemusic.com delivered on this “First Listen Friday,” and they’ve got the six other tracks from “Grilled Cheesus” for your ears’ spiritual awakening this weekend. Reasons you must go listen right now:
Hear Amber Riley steal the show in a gospel version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and again in Whitney Houston’s “I Look to You.”
Chris Colfer‘s serene sweetness may just bring tears to your eyes with The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” while the club’s horn-happy rendition of Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young” will have you tapping your foot under the table.
If you thought Lea Michele killed it with Paramore’s “Only Exception,” wait until you hear her emotional performance of “Papa Can You Hear Me” from Yentl. Chills.
And then, of course, you have to hear the Glee Club come together to breathe new life into Joan Osbourne’s ’90s smash, “One of Us.”
Go listen, then come back and tell me: Which track is your favorite? “I Want to Hold Your Hand” is really pulling on my heart strings as I type this …
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