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 all eight of the performances from Season 5, Episode 1: “Love Love Love,” down to the very best and the coulda-done-without. Do you agree with our picks?
Best Performance of the Night: “All You Need Is Love” by Blaine
Yes, we loved Pezberry’s “A Hard Day’s Night,” but there’s no question that “All You Need” is tops. This song was perfect. Maybe it’s blasphemous to suggest that this version is better than the original — okay, we won’t quite go that far — but we do think Blaine’s (Darren Criss) vocals were unbelievably emotional, whereas we sometimes wonder if the ones in the original sound a bit glib at times.
Or... maybe we’re just still giddy from the proposal after the song, which is entirely possible. Still, if you can make it past the point in the performance where Dalton Rumba (Michael Hitchcock) is signing the song — not to mention where that piece of confetti lands perfectly on Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) head — without a single tear in your eyes, then we worry about you.
Worst Performance of the Night: “Drive My Car” by Artie and Kitty
It doesn’t help that our interest level in Artie (Kevin McHale) and Kitty’s (Becca Tobin) relationship sorta paled in comparison to that in Klaine’s this week. But the vocals and harmonies on this light-hearted ditty were nothing special, not to mention that singing the song in a bumper car was a tad too corny. Wildebrams won us over by the end of this episode, but did we love this song? Beep-beep, beep-beep, no.