Lea Michele on Rachel’s Funny Girl Audition Song: It’s Very Familiar!
Glee's Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) is gearing up for the role of a lifetime! Now that this gal has ditched those nerds over at McKinley High, she can finally break out of her shell and join the Broadway big leagues — but first she has to nail her audition for Funny Girl, aka one of her hero Barbra Streisand’s most famous shows.
We have complete faith that Rachel will knock the competition's socks off, but finding the perfect song is a must. This gal is known for her gorgeous, soulful voice, but it looks like she's ditching the ballads and performing none other than Journey's "Don't Stop Believing!"
"Great session with @alxanders:)" Lea Michele tweeted on March 19th. "Got a little emotional singing a very similar [familiar] song... :) #glee."
Naturally, fans took it to the internets and accurately guessed that Lea was singing "Don't Stop Believing," and her response? "Wow you guys are good. lol"
This isn't Journey's first time at the Gleeky rodeo. In fact, "Don't Stop Believing" was performed in the pilot episode of Season 1, and was also performed in the season finale "Journey To Regionals!" In fact, the song has now basically become synonymous with the show itself. We love that Rachel is auditioning with such a meaningful song, but will the performance be enough to land her the lead in Funny Girl? That remains to be seen!
Now, if only Finn (Cory Monteith) was able to come back to New York to perform it with her. Sadly, we get the feeling that this iconic Glee duet just won’t feel the same without him.