Best and Worst Song Performances From Glee Season 2, Episode 14: “Blame It on the Alcohol”
Glee manages to pack an insane number of songs into each episode, which means there will always be a few standouts along with the inevitable dud or two. We've narrowed the performances from Season 2, Episode 14: “Blame It on the Alcohol” down to the very best and the not-so-great. After all, not every Glee cover can be a bestseller on iTunes!
Best Performance of the Night: “Don’t You Want Me” by Rachel and Blaine “Blame It on the Alcohol” gives this impromptu performance a run for its money — and “My Headband” might be an honorable mention — but “Don’t You Want Me” still stands out as our favorite song of the episode. It’s a thrill to finally see Blaine collaborate with New Directions (more, please!), harmonizing with Rachel on an energetic, emotionally warm take on the original version — not that there’s anything wrong with the original, mind you.
We love seeing the two of them giddily jump around onstage, too. Of course Rachel would own pink, rhinestone-encrusted microphones!
Worst Performance of the Night: “Tik Tok” by Brittany and New Directions Previous Glee covers of recent mega-hits have worked because the episode’s storyline brings a new context to the song, or the song is performed in a unique way (think Finn doing “Just the Way You Are,” or Blaine’s “Teenage Dream”). With “Tik Tok” — a song we’ve heard approximately 6 million times in the last year or two — we get the same old context and pop gloss.
While Brittany can take the spotlight any day, all that auto-tune (though in keeping with Ke$ha’s original version) makes it hard to appreciate her voice. Granted, “One Bourbon” isn’t dynamite this week either, but it’s fun seeing Schue and Beiste (in her valiant singing debut) having a ball up there. However, their true edge is that they manage to keep their liquor down. The vomiting at the end of “Tik Tok” is too much!