“Glee” will be back in a big way when 2012 kicks off. Following “The Proposal,” fans can look forward to an amazing Michael Jackson tribute episode on January 24. New details about the show were revealed today.
The full song list for the episode has yet to be revealed, but we know that 12 songs from the King of Pop’s library will be featured on the episode. How will the tribute tie into the storylines?
Will declares a “Michael Week” for the kids of New Directions as they gear up for Regionals. But don’t think that the performances will be limited to the McKinley glee club. Sebastian and the Warblers will perform at least one song on the episode.
Lea Michel and Cory Monteith pair off for a Finchel duet of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.” Darren Criss fans will be pleased to learn that Blaine will finally get a major solo with “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.” And how can anyone sing that song without busting out in some serious dance moves?
Don’t think you are alone in your excitement over the upcoming tribute. Both Lea Kevin McHale have been sharing their own anticipation about performing such iconic songs. Lea tweeted: “Off to the recording studio.. Singing a song by one of.. Or actually THE greatest artist of all time.. Michael Jackson!!”
Kevin also raved about the January episode on Twitter: “This MJ ep is gonna be crazyyyy. Can’t believe we’re doing this! Just did such a fun scene, can’t wait for you all to see! ahhh!”
Despite, the music-heavy focus, don’t think the plot will be lost in the mix. Lea Michele has promised some major Finchel moments to come when the show returns after the break. Further, this episode will follow Will’s proposal to Emma. Hopefully, there will be some carry over with this storyline.
What other MJ songs do you hope to hear on the January 24 episode?
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