As always, Amber Riley is perfection!
Jubilant, as pretty of a word as that is, doesn't even qualify as the adjective for our emotions once she started singing on Glee again. Her rendition of Higher Ground was SU-PERB!
And frankly, this is what Glee should've done from the start with their veterans. Each of them would come back for a character-centric episode, where they would be the focus and help the newbies with some aspect of growing up/performing/etc.!
Regardless, ch-ch-check out Amber's AH-MAZING performance (above)!!
Then you can head on down to the rest of Stevie Wonder town …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
No, really. We mean that. We’re simply in awe of the talent that was presented to us in this episode… even if the episode itself wasn’t so great. You wouldn’t think that a show like Glee could screw up paying tribute to Stevie Wonder, and while truthfully, the musical numbers were vocal smashes, the rest of the episode left a lot to be desired.
But then again, we don’t know how much of the end of this season had to change to accommodate the losing of Finn for the final 3 episodes. That may play a part in all of this. So, we’ll cut them some slack…
WARNING: WE’RE RECAPPING LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, WHICH DID GIVE US A LEAD IN TO THE FINALE NEXT WEEK BY DROPPING SOME MAJOR HINTS, EVEN IF IT DID LACK SEVERLY IN PLOT ADVANCEMENT. TAKE A LOOK TO SEE WHAT TIDBITS YOU MIGHT NEED FOR NEXT WEEK; MIGHT BE WORTH JUST DOING THAT AND THEN JUST WATCHING THE PERFORMANCES. CARRY ON.
Glee’s upcoming Wonder-ful episode is full of more than just Stevie Wonder hits!
It marks the return of Glee alums Amber Riley and Harry Shum Jr. as their characters head back to McKinley High.
What’s more? The fate of Blaine and Kurt's relationship hangs in the balance! The Stevie Wonder tribute episode will have the New Directions, former and current, dealing with their own dreams and desires. And it’s time to ask the big questions — maybe even THE question?!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) for a sneak peek at what’s to come Thursday night!
We knew we were in for a treat when we discovered that Amber Riley and her powerhouse vocal stylingz would be back on Glee this week for its new episode, Wonder-ful, to help the rest of her friends at New Directions pay tribute to the legendary Stevie Wonder, but we were NOT anticipating that returning guest star Kate Hudson would be back with some SERIOUSLY SOULFUL VENGEANCE herself!
Ch-ch-check out her FEROSH rendition of the classic Uptight (Everything's Alright)…(above)!
RIGHT?! Who knew gurlfriend's voice had such a richness and OOMPH?!
We're feeling that one, big time!
Of course, our beloved, all-too-infrequent Mercedes absolutely DOMINATES while performing solo on Higher Ground; and alongside Darren Criss and Melissa Benoist on Superstituous; while Becca Tobin continues to impress on Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Chris Colfer takes it home on You Are the Sunshine of My Life; Kevin McHale KILLS on For Once In My Life; and Marley is joined by Jacob Artist for I Wish!
Give the rest of the Wonder-ful musical morsels a listen…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The gods have spoken!!
Sarah Jessica Parker needs to find a way to get back on Broadway!
This rendition of At The Ballet — which also features Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Naya Rivera — is so beautiful, we're contemplating dropping everything right now and taking a last-minute flight to the Big Apple for a lil' showtime ourselves!!
It's different yet so poignantly the same as the original Chorus Line version.
Ch-ch-check it ouuttt (above)!!!
But that wasn't the only gem in Glee's episode of Lights Out!
Meanwhile, the New Directions perform their first A-cappella song. Watch the Longest Time and all the others …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
It’s getting about that time…
Now that we know for certain that season five (and season six!) are securely in the bag for our beloved, weekly, musical romp, we can actually start to enjoy these final Glee episodes without having panic attacks about not having Finn and Rachel end up together and Santana and Brittany not having one last fling. Oh, and like we even have to mention Klaine…
Stop it, we’re going to need a paper bag!
Anyway, with the worry behind us, now we can focus on these last three episodes of the season, starting with last night’s fairly erratic, yet overall enjoyable episode. The jumping back and forth between New York and Lima is something we hope Ryan Murphy fleshes out a bit next season, but for now, we’ll just roll with it and break this episode down for you in two parts….
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW, SHUT YO EYES AND MOVE ALONG. BUT IF YOU WANT TO REHASH WITH US, CLICK THAT JUMP … AND LIGHT’EM UP!
Could we finally see a couple of Glee kids get married?!
It's about DAMN time!
And it might just happen as one adorbzies couple could end up sporting shiny engagement rings by the end of the season!
While there have been plenty of hopeful rumors running wild, this NEW pic (above) from the season finale has us on the edge of our seats.
OH EM GEE!
Blaine (Darren Criss) most def looks like