Bitchy Cheerleaders + Nerd Bashing + Comedy + Singing. How could this not be a frontrunner for being my new favorite show. Ever since Rich first blogged about this in spring and our friends at Fox sent us the pilot to review, I have been waiting on pins and needles to watch the second episode. After what feels like an eternity, Glee finally returns on September 9 on Fox to resume it’s season. Will the following musical numbers live up to the already cult classics “Dont’ Stop Believing” & “Rehab” from the first episode? Thankfully I can respond a resounding YES.
Homorazzi cast member Dan sent me a sneak peek for a musical number from episode 3 titled “Acafellas”. In the clip below, we see Mercedes (she of “I ain’t no Kelly Rowland” fame from the pilot) do an amazing rendition of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Your Windows”. As much as I love Jazmine’s version, Mercedes interpretation is sassier, more soulful and funkier. For all you who haven’t heard “Bust Your Windows”, think of it as a street version of Carrie Underwoods “Before He Cheats”. Where Carrie just carves her letters into his leather seats, digs her keys to the side of his car and busts both his headlights, Jazmine gets all street and bust his windows and writes her initials with a crowbar. Bring it on Miss Sullivan, bring it on.
Mercedes John played brilliantly by Amber Riler proves big girls can indeed dance- she can give fellow big girl Donyelle (SYTYCD Season 2) a run for her money. What did you think of the video? Does it wet your appetite for the upcoming episodes.
Here are a few preview images from upcoming episodes I was able to get my hands on from Fox.
It’s Already Been Broughten Bitch
Mercedes and Kurt have words over their costumes for an upcoming show during episode two “Showmance”. Some unsoliticated advice to you Kurt, give in to Mercedes demands or else she’ll bust something else besides your windows next time.
What’s For Dinner? I’m Eating for Two
Will and his wife, Tara, have a serious conversation about their relationship. Could Will possibly be having an affair with the school’s guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury, in an upcoming episode? Nah, me thinks she might be preggo.
Drop It Like It’s Hot
The glee club practice for their first ever performance in front of the student body. What pray tell will they performing? I hear it’s a very raunchy rendition of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It”- should be good one.
Perennial TV Dad, Victor Gets In Tune
One of my favorite Canadian film, stage and TV actors, Victor Garber guest stars as Will’s father in an upcoming episode.
Who Can It Be Now?
Will forms an all-male acapella vocal group, Acafellas” in this episode aptly titled “Acafellas”. Coach Tanaka, Finn and Will get a surprise backstage while waiting to perform. Who can it be? And what are they going to perform at the PTA high school function?
Oh Shizz, It’s That Curly Hair Dude
It’s none other than classical singer, Josh Groban who stars as himself in the third episode “Acafellas”. Maybe he’ll raise up their spirits.
If that wasn’t enough for you to tune in on September 9th, maybe the following trailer will pique your interest.