April 13th. Thanks Winter Olympics. With two months and a day until Glee resumes on FOX, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite performances from the first thirteen episodes.
- Lean On Me, Ballad – As much as I love Lea and Cory, it was nice to see a song that didn’t feature them as the leads.
- Keep Holding On, Throwdown – Poor Quinn. I love how the whole glee club supports her in this song. I also appreciated the black and white outfits. Very classy, New Directions, very classy.
- Somebody to Love, The Rhodes Not Taken – Consider this choice #5.5. I love this song.
5. Papa Don’t Preach, Hairography
Dianna Agron doesn’t have the strongest voice in the cast, but her sweet voice works really well with the cover of this Madonna classic. Puck’s lone guitar adds a little pizzazz and their cute glances at each other during the song are made of win. The song also ties in well with the pregnancy story line, she’s keeping her baby! (Please name her Drizzle).
4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sectionals
This was easily the best that Cory Monteith has sounded thus far. His solo was very John Mayer-esque and didn’t sound overly auto-tuned for once. The only thing that kind of bothered me was the audience standing up and having a party while they were performing… does this ever really happen?
3. My Life Would Suck Without You, Sectionals
This number was adorable. From the hodgepodge of choreography from their numbers thus far to Mr. Schue’s slow motion run to catch Emma before she left, the final song of the first half of the season kept a smile on my face the entire time.
2. It’s My Life/Confessions, Vitamin D
For me, the boys’ mashup outshone the girls’ by a long shot. Kurt’s intense stares, Finn’s utter lack of dancing ability, and Mike’s “pop and lock”…all of these things contributed to my runner up for favorite routines.
Hands down, favorite song so far on “Glee”. I love that Tina finally got a solo. The visual aesthetics were great, the different colored shirts, the simplicity of the stools. The glances between the different characters didn’t require dialogue, the unspoken elements were perfectly communicated. Yay.
images courtesy of Cory Monteith Daily, Dianna Agron Online