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 the performances from Season 2, Episode 16: “Original Song,” down to the very best and the not-so-great. After all, not every Glee cover can be a bestseller on iTunes!
Best Performance of the Night: “Get It Right” by Rachel (Lea Michele)
Since it’s Regionals, almost all of the performances this week are standouts: “Loser Like Me” is insanely catchy, though a touch corny, and the “Candles” duet is extremely emotional — if not particularly special musically.
But our fave is “Get It Right,” with its thoughtful and touching lyrics. The song gives Rachel a chance to showcase her range and really belt it out, especially in that fantastic bridge. But don’t get us wrong — we even loved “Hell to the No!” Can’t you see someone like Ke$ha turning that song into a hit? Dare to dream, Gleeks. Dare to dream.
Original Runners-up: “Loser Like Me” and “Hell to the No!”
Worst Performance of the Night: “Jesus is My Friend” by Aural Intensity
We’ve come to expect some pandering from Aural Intensity at Regionals, considering that last year they performed a mash-up of songs by the two judges, Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban. But Sue (Jane Lynch) helps them sink to new lows with this ridiculous Sonseed cover that is so heavy-handed in its religious message even the band Creed would cringe.
Sure, we get that it’s supposed to be silly, but we wait all year for these Regionals performances to blow our minds — and that certainly didn’t happen with this one. Let’s just say there’s a reason no one has bought a ska album since 1997.
Silliest Songs of the Night: “Only Child," "Big-Ass Heart," and "Trouty Mouth”
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