Posts Tagged ‘Grant Gustin’

Highlights from Glee’s Thanksgiving Episode

December 1, 2012

While it seems that most viewers are enjoying the newly invigorated season of Glee, I have to say I am loving it for the most part (aside from that Glease debacle)… Anywho, this week was one of the best episodes of the seasons as they Glee kids prepped for Sectionals and Rachel and Kurt celebrated Thanksgiving in New York. Take a look at a couple of my favorite performances from the week.

First up, Rachel (Emmy/Golden Globe nominee Lea Michelle) and Kurt (Emmy nominee/Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) take on the Scissor Sisters recent # 1 dance hit “Let’s Have a Kiki” mashed up with the classic “Turkey Lurkey Song”. They’re also joined by Emmy/Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker as Kurt’s mentor and RuPaul’s Drag Rae alum Shangela.

Next we have the Glee club’s fun take on the worldwide # 1 smash phenomena “Gangnam Style” by Psy with solos by Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) that has a dramatic ending!

The Warblers were also a big part of the episode performing Flo Rida‘s recent #1 hit “Whistle” and One Directions’s former # 3 hit “Live While We’re Young”. Check out the later featuring Nolan Gerard Funk and Grant Gustin below.

Finally, here’s my favorite song of the episode “Homeward Bound/Home” a mashup of the Simon & Garfunkel classic and the current top ten hit by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. It’s a beautiful interpretation featuring our favorite classic Glee characters Finn (Cory Monteith), Quinn (Diana Agron), Puck (Mark Salling), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and Santana (Naya Rivera).

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Kelly is back on Top of the Singles Chart as Adele and Whitney Dominate the Billboard 200

February 29, 2012

The same three ladies who have been making a lot of noise over the past month continue to monopolize the pop charts again this week. Kelly Clarkson returns to the summit of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart while Adele and Whitney Houston dominate half of the top ten albums on the Billboard 200.
With a 22nd week on top, Adele’s 21 now is the longest running album at # 1 since Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack in 1984/85 (he held for 24 weeks). She also is at # 7 with her debut album, 19. Occupying three spots in the top-tier is the late great Houston whose Greatest Hits holds at # 2 while The Bodyguard and Whitney Houston make massive gains. Those records climb with physical albums finally being delivered to retailers following her untimely passing. (Most of her sales for the past 2 weeks have been on the digital front). For more on the top albums, head to Billboard here and check out the new top ten with debuts by fun., Tyga, and Chiddy Bang below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. 21- Adele (last week~ 1)
2. Whitney: The Greatest Hits- Whitney Houston (lw~ 2)
3. Some Nights- fun. (debut)
4. Careless World: Rise of the Last King- Tyga (debut)
5. Now 41 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 3)
6. The Bodyguard Soundtrack- Whitney Houston (lw~ 38)
7. 19- Adele (lw~ 4)
8. Breakfast- Chiddy Bang (debut)
9. Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston (lw~ 37)
10. 2012 Grammy Nominees compilation Various Artists (lw~ 5)

Back on the Singles chart, the aforementioned Clarkson returns to the summit for a third non-consecutive week at # 1 with “Stronger” making it her longest running chart-topper to date. With the Grammy glow over, several tracks from Adele and Houston fall out of the top ten allowing a big jump for British boy band The Wanted with “Glad You Came”. (The Glee version of the single also debuts at # 90 this week featuring vocals from guest villain Grant Gustin and the Warblers). Check out the action on the Hot 100 below and for more on all the charts and big single debuts from Carrie Underwood and B.o.B, head here.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (last week~ 4)
2. “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. “We Are Young”- fun. featuring Janelle Monae (lw~ 6)
4. “Part of Me”- Katy Perry (lw~ 1)
5. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 23)
6. “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/Calvin Harris (lw~8)
7. “Good Feeling”- Flo Rida (lw~ 12)
8. “Turn Me On”- David Guetta w/Nicki Minaj (lw~ 11)
9. “Young Wild & Free”- Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 14)
10. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)

And here’s that high-flying boy band single for ya one more time…. The Wanted’s “Glad You Came”

Glee Goes Boy Band!

February 18, 2012

Another new Glee video has just hit the web for the upcoming “winter finale” episode set to air Tuesday night on Fox. This one features the Warblers taking on the current top 20 hit “Glad You Came” by British boy band The Wanted. The original version is just beginning its chart run here in the U.S. after scoring big back in the U.K. In fact, The Wanted along with UK X Factor sensation One Direction seem to be starting up a new wave of boy band love here on our shore. If it continues, we could have a new NSYNC v. Backstreet Boys rivalry on our hands any day now. In the meantime, check out Grant Gustin (Sebastian) and the Warblers on “Glad” along with The Wanted’s original below.

Glee~ “Glad You Came”

The Wanted~ “Glad You Came”

Another Glee MJ Preview~ “Smooth Criminal”

January 28, 2012

The Glee previews for the big Michael Jackson episode just keep coming. Following yesterday’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” post, we get another classic as the show takes on “Smooth Criminal”. It will be one of 8-10 MJ tacks in the show and this one’s a hot duel between Santana (Naya Rivera) and evil Warbler Sebastian (Grant Gustin). Check it out below and watch the MJ episode of Glee Tuesday at 8pm on Fox.

Glee “Smooth Criminal”