Darren Criss, Katy Perry sing "Teenage Dream" at the Trevor Project

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How is this for awesomeness? Darren Criss and the Warblers sang “Teenage Dream” at the Trevor Project benefit in Los Angeles last night.

Midway through the song, Katy Perry joined them onstage!!!

Although, I have to say, Katy’s inability to stay on pitch while singing live kinda ruins it. But still!

Video: GleekShelly

Check it out after the jump!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1e-zF8YdM

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  • LoveDaRocker

    As an “Idol” fan, and overall idealist, it is with great sorrow that I finally give in and fully embrace the fact that pop success has nothing to do with singing ability. Case in point: Katy Perry.

  • bridgette12

    Katy, kinda pitchy! I can’t even imagine that. LOL! Thank goodness for Darren, he saves that song. It’s embarrassing for Katy when some other singer, sings her song better live than she do.

  • Kirsten

    As an “Idol” fan, and overall idealist, it is with great sorrow that I finally give in and fully embrace the fact that pop success has nothing to do with singing ability. Case in point: Katy Perry.

    LOL. I remember when Katy was a guest judge and got huffy about how you need more than a sob story to make it in the biz. I sat there thinking “So, what does it take, Katy? Your butt looking nice in a pair of hot pants? You’ve certainly proven it’s not an ability to sing on pitch”

    Katy should just give up and learn how to lip synch better. The live singing is just not working out for her. She does know how to write a hit song, though.

  • gangreen29

    Mj, you get so excited in your Darren Criss posts…….Someone has a crush!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Although, I have to say, Katy’s inability to stay on pitch while singing live kinda ruins it. But still!

    On one hand, nice of Katy to make a surprise appearance. OTOH, she’s pretty pitchy and it’s emphasized even more because of the good harmony of Darren and the rest of the group.

  • Jolene

    Oh man, this is so surreal. To think how far this boy has come in just a few short weeks, is astounding.
    I actually love the fact that he got to perform his original song “Not Alone” last night more than the duet with Katy.

    Here are pics of Darren and Katy during the performance (since the vid is so fuzzy you really can’t see anything):
    http://bit.ly/gF8uRu
    http://bit.ly/gkuAaM
    http://bit.ly/eWexl1

  • Esqt

    Thought Katy was doing the 2nd voice.

  • IdolThoughts

    I think Katy sounded fine. Sounds like she wasn’t trying to sing lead vocals. What a fun night!

  • http://twitter.com/kenostroff negativo

    I remember when Katy was a guest judge and got huffy about how you need more than a sob story to make it in the biz. I sat there thinking “So, what does it take, Katy? Your butt looking nice in a pair of hot pants?”

    That, and having a big set of knockers exposing lots of cleavage. After all, that’s what Pop 40 music is all about these days if you’re a woman.

  • sunchick

    I’m thinking when the original artist shows up to surprise someone covering their song and your first reaction is “Nooooo….go away! Please don’t sing!” that means you’re probably not a fan of said original artist, right?

    (MJ, have you watched the Very Potter Musical yet? :) )

  • tinawina

    I don’t think Katy sounded that bad there. I’ve heard her much worse.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Mj, you get so excited in your Darren Criss posts…….Someone has a crush!!

    Moi??? Heh.

    Oh, and I’ll be banning anyone who utters a negative word about my BB. (I’ll be trashing you on twitter too).

    KIDDING. Hee.

  • Joyed

    Hmm, they both go off at different points – maybe cause they aren’t in the same key when they first start trying to harmonize?

    Oh, and I’ll be banning anyone who utters a negative word about my BB. (I’ll be trashing you on twitter too).

    Oops, I mean clearly it was all Katy’s fault they didn’t harmonize well!;)

  • sp34567

    Anyone else think this performance (or something like it) is going to happen at the Grammys?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that any performance at the Grammy’s would involve the entire cast of Glee. Katy was singing harmony, but was pitchy so it wasn’t good, IMO.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    lol mj :p
    This is EPIC :D

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    i think this’ll totally happen at the grammy’s :)

  • houstonrufus23

    Yikes.

  • TwigLA

    That really stank. Katy, leave it to the real singers and go back to your day job, or something.

  • Hakunamatata

    Think Darren Criss is gonna be on Oprah, Ellen and what nots very soon. Quite an internet phenomena indeed! Amazing how far he has come in a month! It’s surreal that such things actually happen!

    Ahh.. he is sooo cute. Cannot stop watching him. MJ you’ve got some competition here… :D

    *no worries, we can all share him*

    (on a side note – I think he’s the next best thing since Adam Lambert! :P)

  • Grammie Kari

    Darren Criss proves a good voice and cute looks can get you somewhere! He is a really good singer.

    Katy is an entertainer in some ways but not a very good singer. There was a girl named Duffy on Ellen’s Show today, and she was just terrible. Neither one of these girls would have made TOP 12 on Idol.

  • soamused

    A much better video clip of both his original song and TD:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbWtL3iKlXY

    I’m hoping for great things for this kid.