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 5: “The Role You Were Born to Play,” down to the very best and the coulda-done-without. Do you agree with our picks?
Best Performance of the Night: “Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Blaine
If you can manage to push aside your lingering resentment toward Blaine (Darren Criss) for cheating on Kurt (Chris Colfer) — which we’ll admit is not an easy thing to do — then you can’t help but be blown away by this moving and all-around incredible performance. We’re talking chills here, people! Plus, if we ever need someone to teach us how to make an amazing scrapbook, we now know who to call.
Worst Performance of the Night: “Born to Hand Jive” by Mercedes, Jake, Ryder, Kitty, and Marley
We don’t dislike this group number per se, as it’s great to finally hear from Mercedes (Amber Riley) again, but there’s nothing here to really set this song apart from the others. Even Mercedes’ part doesn’t quite utilize her full potential, and that Kitty (Becca Tobin)-Ryder (Blake Jenner) cartwheel — while admittedly awesome — isn’t quite as cool as Jake’s (Jacob Artist) handsprings in “Everybody Talks.” Still, getting to see both Ryder and Jake onstage at once was adorableness overload — and that’s a good thing!