‘Glee’ season 4 music: Marley and Kitty channel Sandra Dee for ‘Grease’
Who wants a first listen at one of the upcoming “Grease”-themed songs coming up on “Glee” season 4? If you absolutely cannot wait for the episode airing on November 8 (and the performance of the full musical coming up the very next week), we have some great news for you now: you can hear a pair of performances below that show just how many different ways a single song can be interpreted.
The song that we have for you (via Broadway World) is “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” and the first version features the vocal debut of Becca Tobin’s character of Kitty. Unsurprising considering her personality, this song is full of plenty of sass and fire as Tobin does just about everything she can to tear the roof clean off of the song. This is also the uptempo version of the song that most fans of “Grease” (or “Glease,” if you want to use the show’s very punny name for it) will be familiar with.
As for the second version, it is a much more slowed-down and intimate cover of the classic song performed by none other than Melissa Benoist as Marley. “Glee” music guru Alex Anders has clearly figured out that Benoist as an actress excels at getting emotion out of her ballads, and there is a deep sense of longing within this song as you can almost feel her begging to be Sandra Dee, or really anyone other than herself, for that matter.
These two characters are going to be the ones in contention to play Sandy in the musical coming up, but they won’t be the only ones. In addition to that, get ready to also see plenty of guys face off in competition for Danny.
Which version of the song is your favorite? Be sure to also check out the cast of “Glee” rehearsing an upcoming “Gangnam Style” performance over at the link here.
November 4, 2012 @ 8:56 pm
The first version of “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” is sung by Rizzo, not by Sandy.