When Glee‘s third season finale aired in May, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was plenty popular — but it hadn’t yet taken over the world. That all changed this summer, when the Canadian import’s hit single became the season’s inescapable anthem. Unfortunately, Fox’s musical series would have to wait until its return to put its own spin on the ubiquitous song. And, happily, the wait is now over.
The network recently posted the Glee gangs full performance of “Call Me Maybe,” a fairly stripped-down affair that takes place in McKinley High’s auditorium. Why is Artie the only person in the audience, thoughtfully watching Brittany, Blaine, Tina, and New Directions newcomer Wade (Glee Project runner-up Alex Newell) perform this infectious song? Where did that full string orchestra come from? How many girls will faint when they hear Darren Criss croon that he’d “trade [his] soul for a wish, pennies and dimes for a kiss”? We’ll have to wait for the premiere to find out; in the meantime, here’s the clip.
Glee returns Thursday, Sept. 13.