Let us tell you why this is a good idea.
When Ryan Murphy shared earlier this year that there would only be one tribute episode this season, but that it would be epic and one that was two years in the making, our brains instantly thought of one name: Elton John.
Listen, we're being honest here. They haven't really done any of his music yet (Don't Go Breaking My Heart is a duet, so…) and to date, the show has already performed three Michael Jackson songs. To be honest, we didn't think to consider him since the show's already paid homage to him.
But the more that we think about - and now that it has been confirmed that the tribute is coming - this is an excellent idea on many levels. First of all, we're going to get some killer performances. We're thinking a stripped down version of Billie Jean for Puck, some Beat It from Mike Chang and then whatever song Artie wants to singe because hell, that boy knows his way around an MJ tune. Second, a tribute episode will boost the ratings. As much as fans complained of the amount of celeb cameos and tribute episodes last year, that brought in the numbers the show needs to keep running. In order to play the game, you have to stay in it; this will help them do that.
And finally - aw hell, we just love us some King of Pop! We're hoping for a big Bad routine, maybe a smoooth version of Remember The Time … oh god! If Darren Criss sings The Way You Make Me Feel, we're going to drop down to our knees in pure ecstasy!!!
Are you taking all this down, Ryan Murphy! YOU BETTER!
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