The 'Glee' kids get back to their showtunes basics with Kurt's solo of Barbra Streisand's 'I'm the Greatest Star,' Blaine's take on the 'West Side Story' classic 'Something's Coming' and Rachel's duet with her birth mom Shelby on 'Somewhere.'
As a bonus, we've included a gallery of photos from the episode. Why isn't it Tuesday already?!
Gleeks, the day is almost here! After what seemed like an interminably long summer vacation, McKinley High is back in session Tuesday night when Season 3 of 'Glee' premieres at 8PM ET on Fox.
Thankfully, we don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse of the episode. AOL TV got scoop on the new season from Ryan Murphy at a screening last week, we heard all the songs from the episode on Friday, and now several clips from the premiere have been released online. Below, a look at all of the Season 3 sneak peeks.
So, what will Rachel, Finn, Kurt and the gang be singing when 'Glee' returns Tue., Sept. 20 at 8PM ET on Fox? We've already heard snippets of a 'We Got the Beat' cover in the promo, and that makes its way into the season opener.
Below, find out the rest of the songs from the 'Glee' Season 3 premiere.
Remember the feeling you got after watching the pilot? The misfits had a place, you guys! Music was inspiring! Jane Lynch was hilarious! Well, that feeling comes back (in 3D!) once the a cappella voices begin singing the opening guitar riff of Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing.' And when the movie spotlights real-live Gleeks affected by the show -- forget it -- you won't be able to leave without feeling uplifted.
Below, find three reasons why the movie gets us excited for what Season 3 of 'Glee' can be -- especially considering they've stocked the writers room with talented TV veterans who can presumably develop storylines throughout multiple episodes -- and two things that scare us (besides the unnecessary 3D).
The music will include covers of existing hits plus original songs composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind 'Hairspray' and 'Catch Me If You Can.'
It was also announced that 'Smash' star and former 'American Idol' finalist Katharine McPhee, has signed a solo recording deal with Columbia Records. She previously recorded for RCA and Verve Forecast.
Speaking about the deal, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman NBC Entertainment, said "A musical series should naturally be accompanied by a soundtrack deal, and NBC is very excited to be working with the best. Our Columbia Records partners will guide the soundtrack of 'Smash' into a big component of the show's success. The music will be a driving force ... and we couldn't have asked for better expertise and strategy than this company will provide."
Listen to the entire album at their Listening Party right now.
The compilation incorporates the best of season two, including Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' and the ensemble rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way.' Of course, after dedicating an entire episode to Fleetwood Mac, the band is repped on the track listing, too.
There are three songs on the album that will be featured on tonight's 'Funeral' episode -- the Otis Redding classic 'Try a Little Tenderness,' 'My Man' and 'Pure Imagination' -- as well as the two original songs that New Directions will perform on the season finale at Nationals.
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20th Century Fox announced today that it will release 'GLEE LIVE! 3D!,' a feature film culled from footage that will be shot during this summer's upcoming 'Glee Live! In Concert!' tour. The 3D extravaganza will enjoy a two-week theatrical run beginning Aug. 12.
'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy said in a statement that the film will allow Gleeks who couldn't get tickets to the concert tour a chance to experience the madness firsthand.
So, the fact that the Cheerio now has her own in-character Web series, 'Fondue for Two,' where she gossips with Mercedes, Tina and a gigantic cat named Lord Tubbington is pretty much heavenly. Did we mention there's hot cheese involved?
Check out the debut episode, in which Brit outs her "Lebanese" friend Santana, after the jump. Plus, for some bonus 'Glee' action before tonight's Fleetwood Mac–themed episode, watch a video of Rachel rocking out to 'Go Your Own Way.'
According to the tracklist for 'Glee: The Music Vol. 6,' the cast will also cover Adele -- again!
Look for the new soundtrack to feature lots of guest stars, too. Tracks featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jonathan Groff will all be included on the album.
Zap2It reports Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' could be a duet between Groff and series star Lea Michele. (Yes, it's OK to shriek with delight at this moment.)
Absent from the tracklist? Rebecca Black's infamous 'Friday.' No word on when the cast will cover that song.
The CD hits stores May 23. Check out the full tracklist below.
Charice fans, you don't want to miss this episode! The pop star returns as Sunshine Corazon for the first time since the season premiere, and belts Celine Dion's 'All by Myself.'
Amber Riley (Mercedes) takes the lead on 'Ain't No Way,' and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) is the primary voice on Lykke Li's 'I Follow Rivers.'
Gwyneth Paltrow also guest stars, reprising her Holly Holiday role for (presumably) the last time this season. She'll sing 'Turning Tables' from Adele's new hit album '21.'
Listen to the full tracks below.
The newest leaked track from the latest 'Glee' soundtrack album has Darren Criss and his compatriots in the Dalton Academy Warblers asking a very important question, one first posed by the esteemed Rod Stewart. That question, of course, being "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Yes. The short answer is yes, Darren.
The track is one of the three never-before-heard Warblers tunes on the upcoming all-Warbler album, 'Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers,' due out April 19. (Just in time to spend some of that hard-earned tax refund money!) The other as-yet-unheard songs? A version of Barbra Streisand's 'What Kind of Fool' and a take on Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know,' presumably done in the Warblers' patented (not really) a cappella style.
Listen to 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?' after the jump while you contemplate how excellent a Warblers version of 'Maggie May' would be.
'Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers,' out on April 19, will feature 11 of the Warblers' popular covers including the Darren Criss–led versions of Destiny's Child's 'Bills, Bills, Bills,' Train's 'Hey Soul Sister' and Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream,' which claimed the highest first-week sales for 'Glee.' Chris Colfer will also make an appearance with his version of 'Blackbird' by The Beatles.
As far as tracks we haven't heard, we'll also be treated to Warbler versions of Rod Stewart's 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?' and 'What Kind of Fool' by Barbra Streisand. Check out the full track listing after the jump.
The songs from 'Sexy' were released online today, and they're quite delightful. The big group number this week is an interesting choice: Standard Vocal Band's 'Afternoon Delight.' It's an oldie, sure, but one awesome thing keeps it from boring-ville: STAMOS. Yes, John Stamos' dentist is back on Tuesday's show, where he'll apparently be getting sex advice from Paltrow's Holly Holiday.
Also covered this week: Paltrow does Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide,' Joan Jett's 'Don't You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)' and joins the New Directions gang on Prince's 'Kiss,' and the Dalton Academy Warblers go indie with a Kurt and Blaine duet of Neon Trees' 'Animal.'
Listen to all the tunes below.
You've already heard most of the tracks, which all come from the post–Super Bowl episode and beyond. That means plenty of Michael Jackson (the 'Thriller'/'Heads Will Roll' mashup, 'PYT'), Justin Bieber ('Baby,' 'Somebody to Love'), 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' 'Firework' and 'Sing.'
Conspicuously absent: any trace of the Dalton Academy Warblers beyond Blaine and Rachel's duet of 'Don't You Want Me.' Where's 'Silly Love Song'?!
Read the rest of our thoughts on the album (lots of Gwyneth Paltrow!) after the jump.
The two tunes, 'Loser Like Me' (co-written by the man behind Britney Spears' biggest hits, Max Martin) and 'Get It Right' (a ballad apparently tailor-made for Lea Michele), will debut on 'Glee: The Music, Volume 5' when it's released on March 8 and will be included in the March 15 episode of the show.
Also on the new disc: two Michael Jackson tunes (the buzzed-about 'Thriller'/'Heads Will Roll' mashup and 'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),' two Justin Bieber tracks ('Baby' and 'Somebody to Love'), the Katy Perry cover 'Firework' and the return of Gwyneth Paltrow on Prince's 'Kiss,' Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide' and Joan Jett's 'Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah).'
Check out the full tracklist after the jump.