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 4, Episode 1: “The New Rachel,” down to the very best and the coulda-done-without. Do you agree with our picks?
Best Performance of the Night: “It’s Time” by Blaine
Glee got off to a fabulous start this week, no? “New York State of Mind” almost grabbed our top slot, and we were equally blown away by Jake’s (Jacob Artist) voice on “Never Say Never.” (However, Jake apparently is not a fan of music stands. Duly noted.)
That said, Blaine (Darren Criss) singing to Kurt (Chris Colfer) was just too cute to pass up, especially with Blaine’s always-impressive vocals and the perfectly appropriate lyrics. And Blaine is always surprising us — like, who knew that he could double-dutch? (Then again, is there anything he can’t do?) We also loved watching all those cups, even though we’d hate to be the person who has to wash them all out before anyone can drink out of them again.
Worst Performance of the Night: “Americano” / “Dance Again” by Cassandra
“Call Me Maybe” was maybe a bit boring vocally, but watching the whole gang compete during that performance was a blast. Meanwhile, Kate Hudson did a perfectly capable job with her mash-up — and dayum, was she sexy! — but this number didn’t stand out enough. Plus, having her sing en espanol was an odd choice. We just hope Cassandra doesn’t hurt us for this.