Glee manages to pack an insane number of songs into each episode, which means that there will always be a few standouts along with the inevitable dud or two. We've narrowed the performances down to the very best and the not so great from Episode 2.8. After all, not every Glee cover can wind up as a bestseller on iTunes!
Best Performance of the Night: “Just the Way You Are” by Finn
How great was this song? It was a perfectly touching way to tie up the Burt-Carole and the Finn-Kurt storylines, while just letting the glee kids have some fun. This song even reminded us of how enjoyable it can be to see Finn and Rachel together (and it’s been a while since we’ve been reminded of that). Finn did a fine job vocally, but the song was more about the emotions behind it. We could have watched Finn and Kurt dance all day!
Worst Performance of the Night: “Sway” by Will
Ugh. The great thing about this wedding episode had been the distinct lack of obvious wedding music (i.e., no “At Last,” no “Chicken Dance”). That is, until Schue started belting Buble. Sure, Will does a capable job with it (and we even get to see him catch the mic stand in midair with his foot, which takes a natural showman). But not even Burt hamming it up could save this dull take on Michael Buble’s cheeseball cover of the mambo standard. This is the kind of song choice that makes wedding guests thankful for that open bar.