'Glee' Goes Gaga For 'Born This Way,' Kurt Returns to McKinley High
On last night's (Apr. 26) supersized episode of "Glee," McKinley High saw two major -- and well, related -- milestones: The glorious return of Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and the performance of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."
It would have been simple to present (another) Gaga-themed episode, but rather, "Glee" took the "I love me -- flaws and all" message behind Gaga's "Born This Way" and squeezed in TLC and Broadway covers alongside a grand finale (albeit too brief) performance of the Mother Monster's latest anthem. Kurt repped Little Monsters with a ferocious "Paws Up" to kick off the song, while Mercedes took the lead she deserves (luckily for Rachel's flimsy excuse not to perform). Watch below.
Video: The New Directions Perform Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" On "Glee"
Kurt saw his shining star moment (and made Barbra Streisand proud) with his rendition of "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from "Sunset Boulevard," while the "Glee" cast took the Streisand trend and ran with it, performing a choreography set to Duck Sauce's sleeper hit "Barbra Streisand." Watch both below.
Video: Kurt Sings "As If We Never Said Goodbye" From "Sunset Boulevard" On "Glee"
Video: The Glee Cast Dances To Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand"
Starting off the episode, Rachel and Quinn performed TLC's "Unpretty" (subtly mixed with "I Feel Pretty" From "West Side Story"). Delicately feminine, the cover worked on multiple levels: Not only did the episode air one day after the anniversary of TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' 2002 death, but the song choice was on-point with the plot (not always a guarantee). Watch below.
Video: Rachel and Quinn Perform TLC's "Unpretty" on "Glee"
What did you think of the high-anticipated "Born This Way" episode of "Glee"? Were you left wanting more Gaga? Tell us in the comments below!