Credit: Adam Rose/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Lea Michele as Rachel at Sectionals in Glee Season 3, Episode 8: “Hold On to Sixteen”

In this week’s Glee Season 3 episode, “Hold On to Sixteen,” the New Directions made their Sectionals competition debut without the vocal powerhouse that is Rachel Berry anchoring the group. But they held their own with a Michael/Janet Jackson medley against Haromy (Lindsay Pearce)’s Unitards and The Troubletones' belty mashup of "I Will Survive"/"Survivor."

But could they have really won it without Lea Michele’s ballad-belting Berry? Did the boys' gospel-tinged rendition of "Man in the Mirror" get you? How about Mike and Tina's subtly couple-y "ABC" duet? (We don’t even have to ask what you thought of the Blaine [Darren Criss]-led rendition of  “Control.” Swoon!)

Though its clear The Troubletones were robbed, McKinley High’s original glee club’s performance wasn’t completely unworthy of a trophy... so it made us wonder: 

Credit: YouTube Photo: Video: Glee Cast Performs "ABC"/"Control"/"Man in the Mirror" Mashup for Sectionals in Glee Season 3, Episode 8, "Hold On to Sixteen" [WATCH]

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