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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 seven of the performances from Season 5, Episode 9: “Frenemies,” down to the very best and the coulda-done-without. Do you agree with our picks?

Best Performance of the Night: “Brave” by Rachel and Santana

You’ll be forgiven if you thought, upon hearing the opening notes of this song, “Wait, Glee is doing Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ again?” (“Brave” and “Roar” are kinda similar, in case you hadn’t noticed.) But Rachel and Santana vocals blow us away, and we adore their fabulous outfits to boot.

That said, we also love Santana’s “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” along with Kurt and Starchild’s “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” with the guys’ amazing falsettos and Kurt’s surprisingly impressive stripper-pole skills. (Uh, so do all guitar stores have stripper poles these days?) And by the way, we’re surprised that none of the guitar store’s customers used the distracting music number as an opportunity to swipe some goods.


Worst Performance of the Night: “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”

The vocals are fine, although it’s hard to touch the off-the-charts sassiness of the En Vogue original. However, the dancing here just consists of the two trying to push each other out of the way, culminating in Tina getting carried away and shoving Artie out of his chair. If that kind of negative energy doesn’t make you dislike a music number, we don’t know what would.




Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!