The Power of Glee
Can I get a ‘hell yeah!’ for Glee’s magnificent Madonna episode last night? Being one of those social outcasts who actually doesn’t watch Glee regularly (don’t hate me), I was so impressed with last night’s episode that I sense a slight addiction to the programme is now inevitable. I’ve been sucked in; such is the power of Glee + Madonna.
Last night’s episode, The Power of Madonna, has already aired in the US and received a significant amount of praise. The singer herself loved it. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Fox has decided to air it again, and producers are following it up with another Madonna episode next season, featuring six more songs!
So what was so great about it? Sue Sylvester was on top form, as ever, with her witty one-liners. If I was that witty my head wouldn’t fit through the door – I would love myself more than life. Even the cheer-leaders had some great lines (think, misogynistic). The message of women being strong and independent was an apt theme to pay homage to the Queen of Pop. All the songs were on point; a great performance from the Cheerios on Ray of Light, a hilarious duet from Kurt and Mercedes doing Four Minutes and I nearly wet myself when Kurt did his falsetto during Like a Prayer. Of course, last night’s main highlight, however, was the shot-for-shot remake of Vogue. Since I’ve already blogged about that, let’s end with a song that conveyed the underlying message of the whole episode. Here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the girls doing Express Yourself: