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Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 8, “Hold on to Sixteen”

December 4, 2011

New Directions 2It’s Sectionals time! This week marks the first competition episode of Glee‘s third season, and I’m super excited. Competition episodes, be it Sectionals, Regionals, or Nationals, are always exciting in the world of Glee, so I’m expecting nothing less than awesomeness from this episode! Spoilerphobes, it’s preview post time, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to see the official synopsis, episode stills, full songs and a bunch of sneak peek videos from this week’s episode. First, here’s the synopsis:

In an attempt to recruit a few more members, Finn tracks down former teammate Sam Evans and convinces him to come back to the glee club. Tina comes to the defense of Mike and encourages him to pursue his dream while McKinley prepares to host the big sectionals performance.

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It’s a Latin invasion: Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan to guest star on Glee

December 2, 2011

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Latin music fans, get ready to get excited! According to TV Line and Entertainment Weekly, Fox is currently in talks to secure two big guest stars for a January episode of Glee: Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan! Here’s all of the scoop we’ve gotten so far:

Ricky Martin
TV Line announced the news that Ricky Martin’s in negotiations to play “the hottest Spanish teacher ever in the history of Ohio.” Sounds like Mr. Schue’s got some competition!  will apparently take the lead in two musical numbers in the episode, which is currently scheduled to air sometime in late January. Just to tease his fans a bit more, Ricky even slyly tweeted about his future appearance on the show:

Gloria Estefan
Entertainment Weekly released the scoop that Gloria Estefan is currently in talks to play the role of Santana’s mother! Although we met Santana’s disapproving grandmother in the last episode, her parents remained off-screen, so it makes sense that we’ll be seeing her later on. Gloria will be appearing in the same episode as Ricky in late January, and the episode will apparently feature some of Gloria’s own music, as well as some other bilingual tunes. And just like Ricky, Gloria also used Twitter to tease her fans about the upcoming role:

So gleeks, what do you think of these big guest star announcements? Glee has been shockingly devoid of guest stars so far this season, so these two will definitely shake things up. Are you excited to see celebrities back on Glee again, or do you prefer when they focus on the cast? How do you think Ricky and Gloria will fare? Let me know in the comments!

“I don’t want to fight anymore. I’m just too tired. I have to just be me.”: I Kissed a Girl (3×07) Gleecap

December 1, 2011

QuinnSometimes I really do think that Glee is best when it’s messy. “I Kissed a Girl” was all kinds of messy, from Santana’s storyline, to Puck/Shelby/Quinn’s storyline, to Beiste/Sue/Cooter’s storyline, to Rachel’s storyline…and while I’ve seen several reviews of this week’s episode that condemns it for its messiness, I thought it all worked surprisingly well. Sure, I’m getting a bit tired of the Puck/Shelby drama, too, but I thought that their complex drama was fantastic to watch, just like it was to see all of the emotions Santana went through this week. The main storylines that are currently on Glee aren’t ones that can or should be wrapped up in pretty, little bows, and I’m pleased to see that the show is properly acknowledging that. Quinn’s story, in particular, is an excellent example this – even two seasons later, Quinn still hasn’t fully recovered from the hell she went through in the first season. Even though this was frequently glossed over in season 2, I’m happy to see that the show is embracing its mess, and making much more well-developed characters in the process. But enough about the hot messes from this week, let’s break this episode down a bit more, shall we?

Favourite Character: Santana just keeps consistently blowing me away, week after week. The range of emotions she showed this week were stunning, and her scene with her grandmother was flawless. That speech…that speech! Getting to see so much of Santana’s true feelings about life and love was tear-worthy in and of itself, but watching her break down after her grandmother’s rejection was truly heart-breaking. Props must also be given to Puck this week, who gave a killer performance, delivered hilarious dialogue, and had some incredibly lovely scenes, particularly the one in Quinn’s bedroom, and his speech about how they all abandoned her.

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Glee: The Music, Volume 7 available December 6 – get an advance listen of Sectionals songs now!

November 29, 2011

 

Glee Volume 7Get out your wallets, gleeks – it’s time for the first Glee soundtrack of the season! (Aside from the Christmas album, of course!) Glee: The Music, Volume 7 will be available for purchase on December 6 through all major retailers, and you can already pre-order it through Amazon and iTunes. The album features 15 of the biggest songs from this season so far, including two songs from tonight’s episode, “I Kissed a Girl”, and three from next week’s Sectionals episode, “Hold on to Sixteen”. Check out the full tracklist below…and then get an advance listen of the entire album, which is currently streaming online courtesy of AOL!

1. “You Can’t Stop the Beat”
2. “It’s Not Unusual”
3. “Somewhere”
4. “Run The World (Girls)”
5. “Fix You”
6. “Last Friday Night (TGIF)”
7. “Uptown Girl”
8. “Tonight”
9. “Hot For Teacher”
10. “Rumor Has It/Someone Like You”
11. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
12. “Constant Craving”
13. “ABC”
14. “Control”
15. “Man In The Mirror”

What do you think of the new Sectionals songs, gleeks? Do they live up to past years’ competition performances? And what do you think of New Directions performing all Jackson family songs? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 7, “I Kissed a Girl”

November 28, 2011

I Kissed a GirlAfter a week off, Glee comes back with a bang this week, dealing with lots of the aftermath of Santana’s outing in “Mash Off”, as you probably could have guessed from the title! But what else is going down this week? Spoilerphobes, it’s preview post time, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to see the official synopsis, episode stills, full songs and a bunch of sneak peek videos from this week’s episode. First, here’s the synopsis:

As the race for McKinley High President comes to an end, someone is caught trying to fix the results. Meanwhile, Coach Beiste gets up the nerve to challenge Sue Sylvester and things get complicated for Puck and Quinn.

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Watch five new behind-the-scenes Glee vids, featuring Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, and Damian McGinty!

November 22, 2011

I know, gleeks – it totally sucks that there’s no new episode tonight. Don’t worry though, Glee will be back next Tuesday with “I Kissed a Girl”, an episode that will deal heavily with Santana’s coming out. I’ll do a full preview post for the new episode later this week, filled with songs, videos, stills and more!

Until then, check out five new videos from Glee‘s YouTube channel with some awesome behind-the-scenes looks at “Mash Off”, as well as some cute little videos featuring Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, and Damian McGinty.

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“The Troubletones are 3F: fierce, femme, phenomenal.”: Mash Off (3×06) Gleecap

November 19, 2011

SantanaOnce again, Glee was on fire this week…hey, that’s another “F” for the Troubletones! Seriously, is it terrible that I’m rooting for the Troubletones so much? New Directions will always hold my heart because they’re the original wonderfulness that made me fall in love with Glee in the first place…but the Troubletones are so incredibly talented that I can’t help but want them to be rewarded for it! Anyone else with me on this? Let’s break this episode discussion down a little more, shall we?

Favourite Character: Holy crap, Santana. It’s hard for me to say that my favourite character was someone who was so viciously cruel for the majority of the episode (and I’ll talk about that a bit more in my “weak point” section below…), but nonetheless, Santana stole the show for me this week, all thanks to the last two scenes. Her range of emotion during those scenes, and her ability to make us care so incredibly much for her even after she’d been the biggest bitch ever earlier? Completely amazing.

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Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 6, “Mash Off”

November 14, 2011

Drama, laughs and amazing music – last week’s episode, “The First Time”, had all the makings of a great Glee episode…and by the looks of it, this week’s “Mash Off” looks like a winner, too! That’s right, it’s the return of the mash-up this week, with a whopping four mash-ups being performed in the episode. Spoilerphobes, it’s preview post time, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to see the official synopsis, episode stills, full songs and a bunch of sneak peek videos from this week’s episode. First, here’s the synopsis:

Sue starts a smear campaign to take down her biggest competitor for the Congressional seat. Meanwhile, Puck has a crush, and Will and Shelby Corcoran encourage some friendly competition.

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Watch the full performance of The Troubletones’ Adele mash-up “Rumor Has It/Someone Like You” now!

November 10, 2011

GLEEKS! I know that I normally wait to post all the sneak preview videos from each episode in my spoiler round-up post…but once you watch the video below, you’ll see why it was too amazing to wait for. Check out the full performance of The Troubletones’ Adele mash-up “Rumor Has It/Someone Like You” below! Santana’s performance is positively stunning!

Tell me what you thought of the mash-up in the comments below!

“As your friend, I support your strange aversion to fun. But as your director, I’m concerned.”: The First Time (3×05) Gleecap

November 9, 2011

Rachel and BlaineLast week’s episode may have been less than spectacular, but “The First Time” more than made up for it. This episode had all the elements of an awesome Glee episode: big drama, awesome laughs, excellent music…and oh, did I mention big drama? Rachel/Finn and Kurt/Blaine were definitely the stars of this episode, but I think even non-Finchel or Klaine fans must’ve appreciated how well the show dealt with the big issues at hand. Even though it may have been the “safer” choice, I appreciated how the show talked about sex way more than it actually showed it…but then again, this is also a show that airs on Fox at 8 p.m., so I don’t think anyone was expecting to see too much of the act itself. But let’s break all this down a little further below, shall we?

Favourite Character: It’s hard to give this honour to just one character this week, as the excellent performances from Rachel, Finn, Kurt and Blaine would have been nothing without their counterparts. I really thought that all four main characters were spot-on this week, and I was even thoroughly impressed by Cory Monteith’s acting in the scene where he breaks down to Rachel about his crushed football dreams. (Usually I find Cory’s acting to be rather mediocre…but he really excelled in this scene.) In addition to the crucial four, I simply adored Beiste this week, particularly in the locker room scene when Cooter asks her on a date. I’m thrilled to see Beiste finally get a love interest – she deserves it, and I hope she begins to realize that, too!

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