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Just when you feared fame may have stripped some of the charm off Fox’s hit show, “Glee”, it sent fans into the summer hiatus with a finale bursting with heart, drama, a few tears, and the magic and chills of the pilot episode.
After a year together, the ageless Glee kids of McKinley High found inspiration with the group and song that started it all, Journey and their hit, “Don’t stop believin’”.
Rachel, Finn and the rest of the New Directions gang were initially dejected and convinced a loss was guaranteed after learning their nemesis, acerbic cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, would be one of the “celebrity” judges at the highly anticipated regional competition.
It was nothing a classic Mr. Schue pep-talk couldn’t cure, however. Inspired, they performed a heartfelt and uplifting medley of Journey songs at regionals: “Faithfully”, “Any way you want it”/”Lovin’, touchin’, squeezin’” (mash-up), and “Don’t stop believin’”.
Tuesday night’s much-hyped homage to “the most powerful woman ever to walk the face of the earth” on Fox’s breakout hit show, Glee, was all about asking, “What would Madonna do?”
(Acerbic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester’s response: “Well, the answer to that question would normally be: date a younger man.”)
“Glee” s scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester’s parody of a 1990 Madonna music video got its much anticipated premiere on Tuesday night. But did it live up to its billing?
Reactions to the black-and-white remake of Madonna’s “Vogue” video have been mixed, with some fans (especially those too young to remember the 1990 original) saying they were confused as to whether it was supposed to be funny, while others raved about the subtle homage to one of the world’s most influential pop stars. The video, which will be featured again as part of next week’s Madonna-themed “Glee” episode. But here it is for those who can’t wait that long.
Musical TV comedy “Glee” might be centered on a group of high school misfits, but devious cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester is likely to be stealing the show for the next couple of weeks with her “Vogue” mini video homage to Madonna.
Sylvester, played by actress Jane Lynch, stars in the three-minute video in the highly-anticipated April 20 episode devoted to cover versions of Madonna hits. But fans will get a sneak preview on Tuesday night when “Glee” returns to U.S. TV screens after a four month absence.