While you probably assumed that this was going to be happening from just about the moment that Idina Menzel was announced to be coming back to “Glee” for at least one more new episode, it is still more than a little bit refreshing to hear: the Broadway star will be teaming up with Lea Michele for another duet as Shelby Corcoran and her daughter Rachel Berry.
Michele confirmed the news on Twitter late last week that the two parties were heading back to the studio in order to record another song with Alex Anders, but the real question at the moment is just what the two will be performing. Given the stage history that is between them, it is probably pretty safe to assume that it will be something related to the stage.
The suspected story that could involve both characters is that Shelby shows up in order to help Rachel prepare for her “Funny Girl” audition, which is something that has been teased on the show during the “Diva” episode. It will also be interesting to see what is going on now in the life of the former Vocal Adrenaline coach: the last time that we saw her, it was in season 3 and she was giving Quinn and Puck an opportunity to spend time with their child Beth while at the same time working to coach up the Trouble Tones. She eventually left McKinley, and went on to pursue some of her own dreams.
What do you want to see Shelby and Rachel perform together during their next appearance on “Glee”? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can also watch a new preview for Thursday night’s new episode “Guilty Pleasures” over at the link here.