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'Glee' Planning Michael Jackson Tribute Episode

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 5:00PM
Glee Michael JacksonAfter taking on Michael Jackson's hits 'Thriller' and 'Pretty Young Thing,' 'Glee' will do an entire episode dedicated to the late singer.

According to TV Guide Magazine, the special Michael Jackson tribute show will air in January and have 10-12 songs. The cast is reportedly flooding series co-creator Ryan Murphy with song requests.

New Directions is singing a Jackson family medley in 'Hold on to Sixteen,' the Dec. 6 episode. The glee club is singing Janet Jackson's 'Control,' the Jackson 5's 'ABC' and Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' during their Sectionals performance.

"It was fun, man," Harry Shum Jr. told AOL TV about the Jackson family performance. "It was so much fun. It's always scary to do Michael, but I think we kind of interpreted it in our own way."

This isn't the first time 'Glee' has tackled a single artist. Madonna got the 'Glee' treatment in the Season 1 episode 'The Power of Madonna.'

Check out what Ryan Murphy had to say about the Madonna episode below.

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David P. Graf

I have mixed emotions over this upcoming episode. I enjoyed a lot of Jackson's music but I still believe that he took advantage of young children. At the very least, he acted in a completely bizarre way. Others can distinguish between the man and his music. I'm not sure that I can.

December 07 2011 at 9:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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