‘Glee’ music preview: Impressions of Darren Criss, Heather Morris songs

As we reported earlier, Kate Hudson’s first song on “Glee” premiered on Wednesday, and it turns out that she was not the only one with a music showcase. The Fox show decided to play five songs for its Facebook users from season 4, and we have some impressions to go along with it.

Kate Hudson, “Americano / Dance Again” – Considering that Hudson described her character of dance teacher Cassandra July as someone who is a little bit “bitter” over the way in which her life has gone, this performance did come out of left field. But once again, we had plenty of proof here that Hudson can truly carry a pop song with the best of them. This mash-up is really a ton of fun.

Darren Criss, “It’s Time” – Darren Criss apparently loves to sing the indie music. Last year, he tackled Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup” along with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” with Matt Bomer (just before it took off on the radio). This Imagine Dragons song is a powerful one, and the phrase “I’m never changing who I am” suggests that Blaine is going to be facing a major crossroads in his life early on this season. After all, his boyfriend in Kurt is going to be halfway across the country, and no matter what he does, he cannot escape the loneliness.

Criss and Kevin McHale, “Boys / Boyfriend” – We would have never predicted a Justin Bieber / Britney Spears mash-up for the second episode, but this song works rather well … even if Kevin is a better rapper as Artie than Criss is. These two were apparently told to act as cheesy as possible during the actual performance on TV, so we are already wondering how that turned out.

Heather Morris and New Directions, “Gimme More” – Somehow, we don’t see this performance from Brittany going over well in McKinley High … and we could have a “Toxic” sort of situation like we saw during the first Britney Spears tribute. This really isn’t one of Spears’ better songs, but Morris actually brings more enthusiasm to it than Britney did.

New Directions, “Call Me Maybe” – You knew this was coming, and it’s pretty fun. With that being said, we wish they did something new with the song rather than just singing over a track that sounds exactly like what Carly Rae Jepsen used.

 

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