While the story of “Glee” is something that gets everyone excited, we also are aware that it is the music that first got many people excited about this show to begin with. So with that, we present (for the fourth team this season) our look at the performances featured in this week’s episode.
“It’s Not Easy Being Green”
This was Damian McGinty’s first-ever performance on the show, and we have a mixed feeling about it. The double meaning about his character of Rory being a new student was not lost on us, but at the same time it’s hard to see any young audiences knowing this Kermit the Frog classic — but, it played up the Irish a bit too much. Grade. C+
“Last Friday Night”
It’s a signature “Glee” track in just about as many ways as there can be one. It was fun, it featured many voices in addition to Darren Criss, and it was a song that just about everyone watching will know. It wasn’t a classic, but the performance was fun — even if it had nothing to do with the story. Grade: B-
“Waiting For a Girl Like You”
This was a brief song, but it was a really powerful minute for Mark Salling’s Puck. Not only did he make an emotional connection his baby Beth, but he also kick-started what could be a pretty scandalous relationship with Idina Menzel’s Shelby. Grade: B+
New Directions is officially in trouble. This was a great way for the Troubletones (the new group founded by Shelby) to kickstart their own mission to take their opponents down a notch. Santana and Mercedes are in particular a fantastic combination. Grade: A-
“Take Care of Yourself”
Damian knows falsetto! This was a much more effective showcase for the guy’s voice than the previous performance, mainly because we related more to his outsider story than just him being a leprechaun in Brittany’s mind. He’s obviously going to shake things up for New Directions — it’s just to be seen to what expect. Grade: B
What did you think of these performances?