By Stephan Lee
Updated May 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM EDT

We’ve been building up to this all season on Glee, and now Nationals in New York are finally upon us! New Directions will get to sing Broadway showtunes on Broadway, and everyone (except for New Yorkers) loves lavish song-and-dance numbers on city streets, especially when balloons and dancing law enforcement officers are involved. We’ve been promised that everything will be bigger in the Big Apple: big songs, big drama, and even an “epic” Finnchel date worthy of Mr. Big. Lea Michele told EW that the dream date takes the pair through Central Park and the West Village — do I smell a horse-drawn carriage? (Ew.)

I’m especially excited for Kurt and Rachel’s first Wicked duet since early first season. Even though the song would make more sense for Quinn and Rachel, I was hoping they’d do “Popular” — but “For Good” works, too. Also, the glee club is bringing out the big guns again with original songs. I think the future iTunes No. 1 here is the very Katy Perry-like group number “Light Up the World,” but Charice also brings an early 90’s Mariah vibe to “As Long as You’re There.” Then there’s “My Cup.” Before listening to it, try to imagine what it’s about. I couldn’t help but think of Christian rock and the words “runneth over” — but the actual song is so much better.

Are you psyched to see Glee take Manhattan? Can you get behind Finnchel yet again? What are Quinn’s mysterious New York plans? Which is the superior song: “My Cup” or “My Headband”? And what do you think of tonight’s Matthew Morrison original song? Before, during, and after the episode, sound off here, and check back early in the morning for Sandra Gonzalez’s recap! (UPDATE: Glee season finale recap is live!)

Read more on Glee:

Episode Recaps


Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and high school anxiety star in Fox’s campy musical.

  • TV Show
  • 6
  • In Season
  • Fox
stream service