I love Glee just as much as the next person. I realise this is a delicate admission to be making these days considering the direction the show has been taking lately. Too gay for comfort, a friend of mine summed it up and yes I quite agree.
But for me, Glee has always been about the music. Yes they preach equality, acceptance and self love but there are other shows that do that too. The acting is good, the plot is interesting but none of their stuff is exactly ground breaking. They had me at the pilot episode when they began their definitive version of Journey’s much-covered ‘Don’t stop believing’ and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I haven’t been following it of recent but I stumbled on this episode from season 3 where they Amber Riley(Mercedes) and Naya Rivera(Santana) led a medley of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’ and ‘Rumor has it’.
Adele is not the easiest artiste to cover but I think both girls nailed it here. The show’s anointed best vocalist, Rachel(Lea Michelle) had previously fumbled ‘Rolling in the deep’ and guest star Gwyneth Paltrow did an ordinary ‘Turning tables’. Adele’s best music is never ordinary so it was a thing of joy to discover this performance.
I still think Naya Rivera is terrific, a good actor as she is a singer. perhaps she should be given more screen time now that everybody in the world knows Rachel (Michelle) can sing. Spread the love around some, don’t you think?
Anyway watch here: