Before introducing Drew Barrymore at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles last night (April 21), Glee star, Darren Criss, sang a very special version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit, “Call Me Maybe.”
“Guys, I was going to play a very, you know, poignant jazz standard but then I got a text from my friend Carly Rae Jepsen,” Darren explained to the audience, which also included fellow Glee star, Naya Rivera.
“She said you have to sing the original lyrics to my song. I was like, ‘I don’t think that’s very appropriate for this event.’ And she said, ‘No, no, no. The original lyrics are a lot better than what’s on the radio now. Just play it.’ So, I’m just following her rules here.”
The lyric change was perfect for an event that celebrate the outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the media.
“We still wish we could go; The law said don’t ask, don’t tell; Then we watched as it fell; It’s a brand new day; So, now I have a new wish; Two guys, two chicks they can kiss and feel that true wedding bliss; ‘Cause it’s a brand new day; You start proposing, feel that big emotion for life-long devotion; This is where we’re going baby.”
“Hey, hey Supreme Court we say no; Hey, so goodbye DOMA, and so long Prop 8; Send out your invites for the wedding day; So long DOMA, and goodbye Prop 8.”
Ha! The big prizes of the night went to Darren’s Glee boss, Ryan Murphy for two of his TV shows: American Horror Story won Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series and his NBC comedy, The New Normal nabbed Outstanding Comedy Series. Perks of Being a Wallflower took Outstanding Film – Wide Release. President Bill Clinton was honored with the Advocate for Change Award. More about the ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, HERE.
Watch Darren’ performance below