Glee Season 4: Did Blaine Ruin “Teenage Dream” With His Cheating-Marred “Break-Up” Version?
So... thanks, Blaine (Darren Criss). Not only are you a cheater, but you also managed to take one of Glee’s most beautiful, romantic, and hope-inspiring songs — and turn it into a weepy ballad sung by a guilt-ridden boyfriend trying to make amends for past wrongs.
Getting the chance to hear Blaine sing a Darren-style musical arrangement of “Teenage Dream” on Glee felt like a dream come true — until we realized the context the song was coming from.
Using one of Glee’s most beloved songs, a song that brought together one of Glee’s most beloved couples, to illustrate the total and utter destruction of their now cheating-scarred relationship? Our hearts are breaking!
What did you think of the performance? Do you think Blaine just ruined one the pure, blissful magic that used to be “Teenage Dream,” or is jumping to that conclusion perhaps a bit overdramatic? Head below and sound off.