(L-R) Chris Colfer, Heather Morris, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Mark Sellig, Glee Live 2010, California. (c) Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
Less than a month to go now until Glee Live lands on our shores, taking over the O2 for a week in June. Naturally, I’m going.
For those attending who wish the set list to remain a surprise until the day, look away now.
For the rest of you Gleeks, let the excitement commence:
Main set with featured performers and original artists
- Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
- The Dog Days Are Over featuring Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz (Florence + the Machine)
- Sing (My Chemical Romance)
- I’m a Slave 4 U featuring Heather Morris (Britney Spears)
- Fat Bottomed Girls featuring Mark Salling and Ashley Fink (Queen)
- I Want to Hold Your Hand featuring Chris Colfer (The Beatles)
- Ain’t No Way featuring Amber Riley (Aretha Franklin)
- PYT featuring Kevin McHale (Michael Jackson)
- Born This Way (Lady Gaga)
- Fireworks featuring Lea Michele (Katy Perry)
- Teenage Dream featuring the Warblers, a rival glee club including Darren Criss (Katy Perry)
- Silly Love Songs featuring the Warblers and Criss (Wings)
- Raise Your Glass featuring the Warblers and Criss (Pink)
- Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy featuring Michel and Colfer (Barbra Streisand & Judy Garland)
- Lucky featuring Chord Overstreet and Dianna Agron (Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)
- River Deep — Mountain High featuring Riley and Naya Rivera (Ike & Tina Turner)
- Don’t Rain on My Parade featuring Michele (Barbra Streisand)
- Jessie’s Girl featuring Cory Monteith (Rick Springfield)
- Valerie featuring Rivera (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
- Loser Like Me
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) featuring Colfer (Beyoncé)
- Friday featuring the guys (Rebecca Black)
- Safety Dance featuring McHale (Men Without Hats)
- Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
- Somebody to Love (Queen)
*with thanks to Peter Larsen of the Orange County Register for the full deets above.
Has any fan of the global phenomenon that is Glee NOT seen the Sue Sylvester/Madonna Vogue video yet?
If this charm that opens the second season has somehow passed you by, please PLEASE check it out. It is beyond comedy.
Click here to watch the full video on the official Glee website on Fox.com
The episode will air in the UK later this month.
Madonna is apparently such a huge fan of the hit U.S. show, that she gave the producers ‘free reign’ over her catalogue of pop hits. Not only will the season opener dedicate its premiere to the Queen of Pop, but the whole cast – including Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Montieth (Finn) and Dianna Agron (Quinn) – are due to release an album of Madonna covers, entitled ‘The Power of Madonna’ later this year.
(c) FOX Broadcasting
It’s finally arrived. Glee. In the UK. On E4. Right now.
But before I start writing reams about how super-amazing it is (and I will), a few choice quotes from tonight’s first episode (of a double bill) to whet your appetites for the dry, dark humour of Ryan Murphy‘s newest treasure. Just a quick slice of the dialogue, a cynical, starkly insightful comment on popular youth culture:
“All these kids feel invisible. That’s why they all have a MySpace page.”
~ Mr. Schuester
“I have a phoner in a few moments. That’s an interview. On the phone. With a major media outlet.”
~ Sue Sylvester
“My MySpace page keeps me busy every minute of every single day. Fame is the most important thing in our culture. Being a part of something special makes you special, right?”
~ Rachel Berry
“You’re very talented. I should know. I’m very talented too.”
~ Rachel Berry