So when “Glee” has a reprisal of “Don’t Stop Believin'” during the upcoming “Sweet Dreams” episode on Thursday night, are we going to see a literal performance of the song? Based on what we are seeing and hearing now, it does not necessarily appear that way.
As Chris Colfer says in the video below, the appearance of the original New Directions during the performance is actually a little bit more of a manifestation inside Rachel’s head, as she is trying to psych and motivate herself up for one of the biggest moments of her life: her audition for the Broadway smash “Funny Girl.” What is very entertaining about this performance is seeing just how much everyone has grown up since the original performance of the song: Colfer is taller, Jenna Ushkowitz and Amber Riley have very different hairstyles, and of course Rachel has grown up from a shy student with big dreams to a potential stage superstar.
Probably the funniest moment of this entire video is when Amber Riley asks Colfer why Kurt is there, and he responds with the hilarious quip “because I was cast in the pilot.” No truer words have been said, Chris! The irony here is that thanks to his geographic location, Kurt is probably the only character that could have literally been in New York City at the time of the audition, given that Mercedes is supposedly in Los Angeles, Finn is off somewhere with Puck, and Tina and Artie are still at McKinley High.
What do you think about the “Glee” gang getting to perform this song again, even if the New Directions crew is not really present with Rachel during her audition? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can read more about this performance over at the link here.