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‘Glee’ Takes Us To The Prom

Posted on: May 11, 2011

Last night was Glee’s highly anticipated Prom episode and it was filled with great storylines and of course great music! Now the episode started off with Principal Figgins upset that his favorite band, Air Supply won’t be able to perform at the prom. Who did he get instead as the prom’s entertainment? The New Directions, of course!

So now onto the music. Rachel is in the auditorium rehearsing Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”, when who joins her in song? That’s right, Jonathan Groff was back as Jesse St. James! Their rendition of this song was great! It was different from Adele’s version, more so like John Legend’s version of it. It was done a cappella and arranged wonderfully. And of course it’s completely normal for the A/V club members working in the auditorium at the time to join in to help the arrangement out, but the winning vocals in this song definitely came from Jonathan Groff. He needs to be a regular on this show. Who’s with me??

Next comes Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” sung by Artie and backed up by Puck and Sam on guitar, Finn on tabletop drums, and Mike on something resembling some sort of percussion instrument. This is Artie’s attempt at winning Brittany back and taking her to prom. The song was fun, but not one of my favorites of the night and it did not work out in Artie’s favor. Probably my favorite line of the whole episode, “I’m going to go to prom by myself and work on me and dance with other people’s dates.” Of course said by Brittany.

Onto the prom, where the first musical number is Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. The first thought that came to mind once this song started was, “Thanks Glee for getting this terrible song stuck in my head for the rest of the night.” However, this version was way better than the original. Performed by Puck, Sam, and Artie this version definitely could have been a boy band hit of the ’90s.

Next was Rachel’s turn to take the prom stage; and that’s how we know it’s ballad time. Her rendition of Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” was amazing, but we all knew it would be. Lea Michele never fails to disappoint us with a great ballad. Throughout this whole song they flash over to Finn and Quinn dancing, but is Rachel singing about Finn or Jesse?? Or maybe even both?? My money is on Finn, although I’m pulling for Jesse.

Blaine, along with the help of Brittany and Tina, sang Black Kids “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance” (Wait, is Blaine even a part of the New Directions? Does he even go to McKinley?) This song is full of energy, great vocals on everyone’s part, and just pure fun. But as you know the fun doesn’t last too long because Finn interrupts Rachel and Jesse and instigates a fight, which gets both Finn and Jesse kicked out of the prom. Hmm Finn, jealous much?

The drama continues when the Prom King and Queen are announced. Dave Karofsky wins Prom King, so everyone is expecting Santana to become Prom Queen, however it is Kurt’s name that is announced. Kurt decides to not let this cruel joke bother him and he makes his acceptance speech which was simply stated as, “Eat your heart out Kate Middleton”. I’m sure you were all as anxious as me to see if the traditional King and Queen dance would be the moment Karofsky would come out, but that wasn’t the case. Instead Blaine joined Kurt on the dance floor as Mercedes and Santana took the stage for ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”.

Overall, this was a great episode and I can’t wait to see what’s to come in the final two episodes of the season. Next week New Directions is headed to New York City for Nationals. Oh, and Jesse St. James will be back!

Check out some of the great music from the night:

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