Glee’s very own Amber Riley (Mercedes) just won the 2013 season of Dancing With the Stars, and now another vet of the ABC reality competition is headed over to Glee for a guest starring role at Nationals.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Marlee Matlin, the Oscar award-winning actress who competed on the 2008 season of DWTS, will appear in Glee Season 5 Episode 11: “City of Angels,” this season’s Nationals competition. She’ll be playing one of the Nationals judges.
Marlee herself announced the news on Twitter, when she posted a photo of herself with Chord Overstreet (Sam) [swoon], Darren Criss (Blaine) [double swoon], and celebrity guest Skylar Astin of Pitch Perfect [sorry, brb. Dead].
During the March 11 episode — which will be followed by Glee’s 100th episode the week after — the New Directions take on Skylar’s Jean-Baptiste of Throat Explosion as the two show choirs face off for the national championship title.
Which team wins will be up to Marlee, as well as other celebrity guest judges that have yet to be revealed. In past seasons, Glee has snagged the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton, and Kathy Griffin as show choir competition judges.