Glee’s Darren Criss, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley Rock the Kids Inaugural Concert

Glee stars, Naya Rivera, Darren Criss and Amber Riley performed, along with Usher and Katy Perry, at the Kids Inaugural Concert in Washington DC yesterday. The event was hosted by First Lady, Michele Obama and her kids Shasha and Malia and honored America’s military families.

Naya kicked off the set with a sweet acoustic version of “Valerie,” with Darren strumming on guitar. Amber (and her fierce new hairdo!) performed a powerful version of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”. To cap things off, Darren brought the Soul Children Chicago choir out on stage to sing an especially lovely rendition of his original tune, “Not Alone.”

Pretty awesome. Watch Below.

Naya Rivera with Darren Criss on Acoustic Guitar

Amber Riley – Beautiful

Darren Criss – “Not Alone” with Soul Children Chicago

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  • MaxxS

    Surprised this didn’t air on Disney or Nick

  • kmd23

    I was disappointed that this was not televised. That Darren Criss sure is one talented guy.

  • RustySax

    Woo Hoo – NO Autotune!

    Love it when the cast can get out from under the over-produced numbers on Glee and show people that they actually can sing!


  • Axxxel

    Just wow !! This is why I love Glee so much !!
    and the intro of “One Directions” song after Darren’s session LOL..

  • DD

    People always ask me why I love Glee so much. They are just people who sing on TV, they are all doctored and auto-tuned. So I proudly posted this on my facebook today and said, look these people can SING! And do it live and blow the roof off.

    And again….. I love Darren Criss! ;-)

  • Kariann Hart

    Nice…very, very nice!