If you remember back to a few days ago, we wrote about how “Glee” was going to be having another performance of a Kelly Clarkson hit, and it is coming only months after they performed “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” at Regionals.
So just what is this song, which is supposed to be performed by Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry? While this is in no way confirmation, a longtime Clarkson collaborator in Jason Halbert posted on Twitter (per Mjsbigblog for the scoop) a message that makes a pretty strong suggestion that the song in question is “Cry,” a track from the same “All I Ever Wanted” album as “My Life Would Suck Without You” — which Gleeks probably remember from season 1:
“I’m so excited about this upcoming Glee episode I could just Cry.”
In case you haven’t heard the song yet, it’s pretty sad — and it makes us pretty worried about what’s going to happen with Rachel and Cory Monteith’s Finn. There are also a number of difficult notes in this song, which explains Lea’s recent tweet to Kelly suggesting that covering the song “wasn’t easy.”
As for when we are actually going to hear this cover, it’s going to be a while. “Glee” is not going to be returning to TV until April 10, and this is probably not going to be a part of any of the three episodes following the show’s return. (In order, those are “Big Brother” with Matt Bomer, the “Saturday Night Fever” tribute, and the Whitney Houston tribute.)
You can hear Kelly’s performance of “Cry” below. If this does turn out to be the song, what sort of context do you think that Rachel is singing it?