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Interview: New Directions talk Regionals, Vocal Adrenaline, and baby drama

February 4, 2010

Gleeks United recently had a fantastic opportunity to interview the 12 shining stars themselves, the members of McKinley High’s New Directions. Aside from when Rachel was suspicious of my questions and thought I might be an undercover spy for rival group Vocal Adrenaline, the crew was a delight to chat with, telling me about what’s next for the club, and how they plan on besting VA at Regionals.

Note: This interview was conducted with a group of Glee roleplayers on Twitter. This interview is purely for entertainment purposes and does not reflect on any future story lines in the show. Be sure to follow all the Glee Twitter RPers by following this link, and look for my out-of-character interview with the Glee Twitter RPers in my upcoming companion guide book Don’t Stop Believin’: The Unofficial Guide to Glee which will be in stores this fall.

First a mattress commercial, then your sectionals success – what exciting things can we expect from New Directions next?

Rachel: Well, being the vocal powerhouse that I am, I’m positive we’re going to beat Vocal Adrenaline at Regionals. This will further increase my fame and get me further to Broadway!

Mercedes: I definitely believe we need to add a little chocolate thunder if we expect to take Regionals.

Matt: American Idol guest performance? Who knows!

How has the recent baby drama fallout affected New Directions? Has the group’s dynamic changed?

Quinn: Besides the fact that I’m enormous and can’t dance all the time? It’s sort of split us.  I mean, with Puck and Finn and I…but we’re a team still.  We work just as hard together.

Mike: Things are a little tense, but we’re all working it out. We’re friends, we have to support each other.

Finn: Things are more awkward between Quinn and I. I’m trying to get over feeling cheated by her and Puck, it’s just gonna take a long time.

You’ll be facing the fantastic Vocal Adrenaline at Regionals later this year. Are you increasing your training and practicing in preparation for this big showdown? How do you plan on beating this extremely talented group?

Artie: Before Sectionals we used to practice two times a week after school, but now we have practice every day. We also have weekly dance/rehearsals practices at Mike Chang’s house because he pretty much has a dance studio as a basement. I’m working on acoustic solos and duets to show Mr. Schue so we can maybe use them at Regionals.

Quinn: Vocal Adrenaline may be good dancers and singers, but we’re original.  We’re taking songs that aren’t as popular now as they were in the past.  And with Rachel in the group, even though she drives me insane, we’re unbeatable.  At least that’s my opinion.

Santana: Really, we just know that we are more talented than they are. Sure, they’re better dancers, but we’re unique. And we have more heart. We sing songs that mean something to us. And we have fun while we do it. We aren’t all about show. We really believe in what we’re doing, and I think that makes us stand out from Vocal Adrenaline. Sure, they’re good. But we’re better.

Are there any musical numbers you’re working on now that you can tell us about?

Rachel: I can’t tell you that! You might be posing as a reporter and secretly be one of the Vocal Adrenaline spies. I won’t take chances when it comes to winning that trophy and the fame that will come with it.

What song would you most like New Directions to sing? Who would take the lead? Tell me about the dancing, costumes – describe the whole musical number to me!

Tina: The other night, I “rick rolled” Quinn, and since then, the two of us have tried to talk Mr. Schue into doing it! He’s not very fond if it, but just imagine: We walk onto the stage, and the music for “Don’t Stop Believin'” starts, and just as Finn is supposed to start singing, it breaks out into Rick Astley’s now infamous song! How funny, and great, would that be! Everyone would be so into it…at least I think so.

Puck: If I got to pick a song it wouldn’t be some lame ballad or a ’70s disco song, it would be Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy.” Of course I would be singing lead, I mean just look at me, sometimes I think am too sexy for Glee Club. As far as costumes go, I could care less what the other gleeks would be wearing, however I’ll be wearing nothing but leather pants. This song is perfect for me to show off my guns.

Kurt: If it were up to me, I would really like to sing a Lady GaGa song. Probably “Bad Romance.” I would take the lead because, let’s face it, I am an excellent dancer and I can sing it perfectly. Although, Rachel would probably want another diva-off…

Brittany: This is hard. I’d love to do “Single Ladies” again, and sing it this time as well as the dance, but I don’t think the guys would be up for that…

Finn: I want us to sing “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees. The dancing could be kinda like what we did for “Keep Holding On” because I’m not a good dancer. And we could have sprinklers above the stage so it would look like it was drizzling, because I like it when it drizzles, and it would be an awesome way to close the number! Artie could sing the lead, his voice is great for that type of songs, and his wheelchair tricks are pretty hardcore.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 4, 2010 11:37 pm

    I’m glad to see that I was mentioned so heavily by my fellow Glee club members, it brings me more star power than I already have. That will be useful when compiling my resume.

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