Glee Covers Sir Mix-A-Lot, Bruno Mars, TLC & More For Sadie Hawkins Dance

Did you miss Glee during its winter hiatus? If yes, you’re obviously ecstatic that the FOX musical show returns this Thursday with its first brand new episode of 2013. Personally, I wish they’d skip this week’s scheduled episode, titled “Sadie Hawkins,” and jump to next week’s “Naked” where the McKinley High guys pose for a calendar. Admit it, you’re looking forward to that one too 😉

To ring in the new year, Ryan Murphy makes it all about girl power. The Sadie Hawkins dance is here and it’s ladies’ choice. Which guy will each girl ask out? The episode promises a couple of unusual matches. Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) returns and she chooses Joe (Sam Larsen) as her date. Spoiler alert: Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) develops a crush on Blaine (Darren Criss) who in turns starts crushing on Sam (Chord Overstreet). Remember when Kurt had a crush on Sam back in Season 2? This bizarre love triangle should provide for a couple of laughs.

Over at NYADA we meet Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) potential new love interest, Adam played by Oliver Kieran Jones. He’ll make his performance debut by covering Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby, Got Back“. Speaking of the rap classic, there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Glee’s cover. A person named Jonathan Coulton claims that the show copied his cover version of the track. You can read all about it here. Other songs covered on the “Sadie Hawkins” episode include TLC’s smash “Creep” and Bruno Mars’ current hit “Locked Out of Heaven“. Listen to all the songs featured in this week’s episode below. Be sure to let me know which performance is your favorite in our comments section below.

Tell Him

Original Artist: Vonda Shepard (The Exciters)
Cover Artist: Brittany (Heather Morris) and Marley (Melissa Benoist)

I Don’t Know How to Love Him

Original Artist: Jesus Christ Superstar Musical
Cover Artist: Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz)

Baby Got Back

Original Artist: Sir Mix-a-Lot
Cover Artist: Adam (Oliver Kieran Jones) & the NYADA Apples

No Scrubs

Original Artist: TLC
Cover Artist: Artie (Kevin McHale), Blaine (Darren Criss), Ryder (Blake Jenner), Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Joe (Samuel Larsen)

Locked Out of Heaven

Original Artist: Bruno Mars
Cover Artist: Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Wade (Alex Newell)

I Only Have Eyes for You

Original Artist: The Flamingos
Cover Artist: Ryder (Blake Jenner)