With Halloween arriving this coming Monday, it’s only fitting that Christmas albums and the like start hitting the shelves. On November 15th, the cast of Glee will take their turn at bringing holiday cheer with their second volume of Christmas tunes. Check out the track list below. What’s notable is that new character Rory has solo song on the album. Nothing like making a big splash!
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 2
- 1. All I Want for Christmas Is You (Mercedes)
- 2. Extraordinary Merry Christmas (Rachel and Blaine)
- 3. Santa Baby (Santana)
- 4. Christmas Eve With You (Emma and Will)
- 5. Little Drummer Boy (Artie)
- 6. River (Rachel)
- 7. Do You Hear What I Hear? (Lindsay Pearce, Alex Newell of The Glee Project)
- 8. Let it Snow (Blaine and Kurt)
- 9. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Puck, Finn and Samuel Larsen of The Glee Project)
- 10. Christmas Wrapping (Brittany)
- 11. Blue Christmas (Rory)
- 12. Do They Know It’s Christmas (Glee Cast)
The first song the crew has released off the album is the classic Do They Know It’s Christmas. The original was recorded in 1984 as an effort to raise money for relief of the 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia. Since then, it’s kind of become a Christmas song staple. Give the Glee kid’s version a listen below and tell us what you think.
This weekend, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie hits theaters so I thought it would be appropriate to pit two of the show’s hottest hotties against each other for ultimate supremacy. One is a show veteran and one is a season two add-on without and third season pick-up. However, they both have banging bodies that we would all die to have. Let’s take a closer look at the candidates.
Mark Salling in an Austin, Texas native who now resides in LA. Aside from Glee, Mark is quite the budding musician. He is a band called Jericho and they released their first album in 2008. In January of 2010, Mark released his own rock/jazz album titled Pipe Dreams. He wrote, produced and fronted every single track. Impressive talent there Mr. Salling.
Chord Overstreet is a Nashville, Tennessee native and is the son of famed country singer Paul Overstreet. Chord can play multiple instruments like piano, mandolin and guitar and is also a songwriter. Chord also made a notable appearance in his brother Nash’s band Hot Chelle Rae’s video for Tonight, Tonight. Chord is not returning to Glee for Season 3.
Alright, you’ve heard the facts but now, you have to check out the physical evidence right? Check out the sexy photos and make your decision on Who You’d Rather below.
Surprisingly only two Glee actors have signed record deals thus far and released them. I thought for sure by now, iTunes‘ virtual record shelves would be packed with offerings by the kids of McKinley High. Granted, they’re already full with compilations from the show. But still, I figured more of the actors would strike while the iron is hot. So far only Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) and Mark Salling (Puck) have released debut efforts.
Morrison’s self-titled album was released on May 10 and has hit a high of No. 24 on the Billboard Charts. His lead cut, “Summer Rain” is currently climbing the adult contemporary charts and within the Top 20. Meanwhile, Salling’s efforts aren’t doing nearly as well. “Pipe Dreams” may prove to be just that, as it’s only peaked at No. 189 on Billboard’s Top 200. That being said, it’s way better than his debut album in 2008, which he released under the stage name Jericho. “Smoke Signals” went absolutely nowhere. So which fellow New Directions vocalist will be chasing pop stardom next? Find out below.
As previously mentioned, Glee is taking on Rebecca Black‘s famous one hit wonder, “Friday” in the upcoming Prom episode on Tuesday, May 10th. Today, we’ve got your first listen to their take on it. So which Gleeks are “kickin’ in the front seat, sittin’ in the back seat”? This one’s for the boys, with Artie (Kevin McHale), Sam (Chord Overstreet), and Puck (Mark Salling) singing the tune.
I wasn’t ashamed (well sort of) to say that I found the original version of this track catchy and I’m definitely not afraid to say that I love these guys singing it. It’s so good! Great choice picking these boys to sing it. Oh, and Artie sings the rap part in the song! Can’t wait to see the episode on Tuesday, Tuesday…Everyone looking looking forward to the episode, episode. I would be brilliant if Rebecca Black made a cameo on the episode.
Simon Cowell’s smash Britain hit, X-Factor has had a ton of American performers grace its stage this year and this week during the semi-finals, the kids of Glee took to the stage to sing a rendition of what got them started.
With the funniest intro ever created by Sue Sylvester and Will Schuster, the two introduce the group about to perform. Beginning with the original singers, Artie (Kevin McHale), Finn (Cory Monteith), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Rachel (Lea Michelle), they begin to sing the first verse of Don’t Stop Believin’. My first question is obviously WHERE IS KURT (Chris Colfer)? Maybe he’ll come out later? Back to the performance. Sure, they’re using Pro Tools (auto tune on the spot for live performance), but you can’t deny that they can still sing and perform. And hey, you can’t help but love this classic Journey tune no matter how many times you hear it.
After the first verse, the rest of the cast joins the stage and we get to mix up the vocal arrangements so everyone gets a chance to sing. Again, no Chris Colfer. Santana’s (Naya Rivera) verse was amazing and hearing Amber and Kevin wale on the chorus was amazing! One of my favorite moments of the performance was Amber singing “Don’t Stop…” right to Simon Cowell. Simon cut her when she auditioned for American Idol and look at her now. You go girl. They even amped up the dance moves for this live performance to make it more stage ready.
After a week hiatus, “Glee” was back with a brand new episode. After an even longer break, Noah “Puck” Puckerman also returned after not appearing in the past two episodes. Producers say it was for storyline reasons, but I think it was so Mark Salling could go out and promote his debut CD. Whatever the reason, it was nice to see the hottie back with his womanizing ways.
When I first read the sixth episode was named “Never Been Kissed“, I knew it probably had something to do with Kurt since this was the episode when his rumored boyfriend would be making his debut. But as we all know, in the world of Ryan Murphy- expect the unexpected. Not only were there two characters who had never been kissed, but the person giving Kurt his first smooch was someone no one expected.
Just like last year’s sixth episode titled “Vitamin D“, this episode featured a boys versus girls mashup showdown. The boys killed it last year with one of my favorite performances from season one. Their mashup of Usher’s “Confessions” and Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” still excites me til this day. But the vocal showdown wasn’t the main focus of the show, that solely belonged to Kurt.
Heading into the episode, all the hype surrounded around Kurt meeting Darren Criss’ character, Blaine. While Kurt’s sexuality has been a sense of discord in his life thus far, Blaine has had the opposite philosophy and finds himself, being gay empowering. Though it may seem obvious for these two characters to hook up, Ryan Murphy stated their relationship would be platonic first, with Blaine acting as Kurt’s mentor. After watching last night’s episode, I can definitely see that. I’m glad that just because Blaine is gay, the producers aren’t having a knee-jerk reaction to couple them up immediately.
Much better than Levi Johnston! Playgirl wants Mark Salling, who plays puck, and the new kid, Chord Overstreet to pose for their magazine! This would be a lot more shocking if Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Cory Monteith hadn’t already had their own racy photoshoot with GQ Magazine. According to E-Online:
“We would definitely want [Salling],” says the magazine’s rep. “We would be very willing to pay for them both — up to 100 thousand. And it wouldn’t have to be fully X-rated, either. [They don't] even have to take it all off.”
Puck seems into it: “Wow…really? A 100 thousand to keep my clothes on?” he said at his “Pipe Dreams” record release party on Thursday (Oct. 21). “I’ll only do it if I can take my clothes off.” I don’t think anyone will have a problem with seeing your Glee Wee.
You’ve all heard the term, “don’t sh*t where you eat”. Well, Mark Salling (Puck) should’ve heeded that advice before getting romantically involved with one of his co-stars, Naya Rivera (Santana). The two “Glee” costars dated for a little bit this year and were seen canoodling at a pre-Golden Globes bash. But as most workplace romances go, things turned ugly and awkward.
Though they weren’t mutually exclusive, our favorite vengeful Cheerio went bananas when she found out the numerous women Salling had been with during the summer. According to Us Weekly, Rivera and her girlfriends went all Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” on Salling’s ass. They allegedly trashed his Lexus by egging and keying it.