Glee Season 5 – Listen to ALL the Songs from “The Back Up Plan”


Glee Season 5 Songs Spoilers for The Backup Plan Episode 18

Listen to FULL SONGS from the upcoming episode of Glee. Titled “The Backup Plan,” the iconic Shirley MacLaine will guest star as a wealthy socialite who takes an interest in Blaine (Darren Criss). The only problem is that fiance, Kurt (Chris Colfer) saw her first!

Also, Rachel (Lea Michele) is presented with an opportunity to audition for a television pilot in Hollywood. The only problem is that she may need to sneak behind the back of her Funny Girl producer!

Meanwhile, Mercedes (Amber Riley) tries to get Santana (Naya Rivera) in on her recording deal, putting her own career on the line in the process.

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Check out the songs below.

Story of My Life, by One Direction — Sung by Kurt and Blaine – Another Klaine duet. Hooray.  Kurt and Blaine sing for  June Dollaway (Shirley MacLaine) at NYADA


Piece of My Heart, by Janis Joplin — Sung by Blaine and June Holloway (Shirley MacLaine) – Well. This is a little odd, and hard to take seriously, if I’m being honest. Shirley MacLaine is a treasure, but this is akin to Leonard Nimoy taking on pop hits. Sorry *ducks*


Wake Me Up, by Avicii — Sung by Rachel – The arrangement is slowed down and stripped of its folkie underpinnings. A very pretty rendition, if a little too slow at times. I prefer the original, beat-driven version.


Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill – Sung by Mercedes and Santana – This is all kinds of fun. Naya and Amber totally get Downz.


The Rose by Bette Midler – Sung by Rachel – I wonder if this is the song Rachel sings in her audition with the network?


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