Listen to the songs from this week’s Glee, airing February 7, titled “Diva”. There are 7 songs in this episode, which is devoted to celebrating the Diva in all of us.
And men can be Divas, too you know, as we find out when Unique (Alex Newell), Blaine (Darren Criss), Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Kitty (Becca Tobin) bring out the glitter and glam for a performance of Beyonce’s “Diva”.
Naya Rivera as Santana returns in a big way in this episode. And if you are a big Naya fan as I am WE’RE IN LUCK. She sings 3 songs this week, and all of them are divine. Tina Turner’s “Nutbush City Limits” is my favorite of the three–gritty, soulful and FIERCE. Santana and Sam (Chord Overstreet) sing a gorgeous rendition of Barbara Streisand’s “Make No Mistake She’s Mine” as they confront each other over the woman they both love. The emotional aftermath pushes Santana to make a big decision about a job offer, which could very well mean a move to New York City. Finally she sings a sweeping “Girl on Fire.” Girl IS a Diva.
Over in New York City, Rachel (Lea Michele) has been doing her own Diva thing. But not in a good way. She’s allowed her big winter showcase triumph to go to her head, and with the aim of taking his gal pal down a peg or two, Kurt (Chris Colfer) challenges her to a sing-off. Does this sound familiar? Shades of “Defying Gravity,” but something tells me Kurt WON’T be blowing any notes this time. They sing “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables. It’s going to be a close contest for sure, but personally, I prefer Kurt’s plaintive, emotional version to Rachel’s theatrical rendition. But both are pretty fantastic.
Cool to see Tina taking the solo spotlight with a performance of Madonna’s “Hung Up.” Here, her infatuation with Blaine finally boils over. Each of them have to come to terms with what their hopeless crushes mean. In Blaine’s case, he has feelings for his straight best friend, Sam. Speaking of which, there is no stopping Blaine as he performs Queen’s ebullient anthem “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Diva indeed.
Listen to the songs below
Diva by Beyonce – Unique, Blaine, Brittany, Tina, Marley, Kitty
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen – Blaine
Nutbush City Limits by Ike and Tina Turner – Santana
Make No Mistake, She’s Mine by by Barbara Streisand – Santana and Sam
Bring Him Home from Les Misérables – Rachel and Kurt
Hung Up by Madonna – Tina
Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys – Santana
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