Love you some West Side Story?! Then you are not going to want to miss these performances for last night's Glee!
WARNING: THESE VIDEOS CONTAIN MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS IN THEM. IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STOPPING WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO WATCH IT … ALSO, DON'T WATCH THESE VIDEOS UNTIL YOU DO.
The one thing we really loved about last night's episode, The First Time, was how the score of the school's musical reflected the story perfectly. Every song played double duty, highlighting the massive talents of the show's biggest stars, but also helping push the story along. It's been awhile since the music set the tone for an episode of Glee and honestly, we missed that.
For instance, we've had A Boy Like That on our Glee fantasy playlist for awhile now, and we loved how the song was split in two to accentuate two different plot points. Anita's solo, done beautifully by Naya Rivera, was performed while Blaine meets the show's new bad boy, Sebastian, really giving his character a strong entrance into the show. Later, we cut back to the song during Maria's solo, done equally as well by Lea Michele, while Rachel ponders seriously going all the way with Finn. Very sweet and smart.
Check out the video (above) for Darren Criss and Lea's duet of Tonight (which is the least spoilerly of the bunch), then click the jump to watch the ladies slay A Boy Like That, a rousy performance of America and the one Gleeks won't want to miss, Darren & Lea's performance of One Hand, One Heart, sang while two young lovers … well, you know!
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