‘Glee’ season 5 song spoilers: Melissa Benoist’s Marley takes on Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’November 11, 2013
Out of all of the characters on “Glee” who could be doing “Wrecking Ball,” was Marley anywhere near the top of your list? Probably not, and the unfortunate thing here is that we can telegraph this performance coming from a mile away. After finally like she is somehow not edgy enough for Jake and is “too boring,” she is going to try and carry all of her emotions into some sort of performance that is at least somewhat reminiscent of the Miley Cyrus song.
Granted, “Glee” is still a show that likes to pretend to be perfect for the whole family, so the outfit that you see in the picture is probably going to be as racy as this performance gets. With all of this being said, we really wish that the show had also did something other than trying to just recreate Miley’s music video and doing a pretty straightforward rendition of the song. Melissa Benoist has a really good voice, but it sounds like there are a couple of times in here where someone off the microphone is telling her to make her voice sound like Miley’s.
This is going to be featured on an episode that features all sorts of questionable performances … including “Blurred Lines.” Our feelings on all of them for the time being, though, is basically this: It’s inappropriate. But, at the same time, high school is inappropriate. If you don’t think that people in high school are singing some of these songs, you’re lying to yourself. There is still a problem with the “Blurred Lines” rendition, but we’ll save that for our article a little later in the week.
For now, the focus is on “Wrecking Ball,” and how it feels like it could suit what is going on with Marley to a certain extent thematically. The biggest problem that we have with this, though, is that “Glee” is now all of a sudden starting to bend their own rules when it comes to time travel. It is currently only April or May 2013 on the show, but for whatever reason, they are performing a song here that did not become a hit until the late summer / early fall.
If you want to distract yourself from all of the obvious plot holes here, just visit this link and look at photos of Blaine with puppets. You’ll be slightly happier that way.