“It’s Too Late” by Carole King
Kurt and Blaine’s duo was mellow and folksy like the original. It was an interesting directional choice, with Kurt fantasizing about Blaine all over town. I liked the dueling pianos and soft ’70s vibe.
“Hand In My Pocket” / “I Feel the Earth Move” by Alanis Morissette / Carole King
Brittany and Santana did a great job singing this mashup, even though I felt Brittany’s voice sounded a little overproduced. There was very little choreography, but they seemed to have a fun time with facial expressions and hand gestures. I think the song morphed together beautifully.
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” / “Head Over Feet” by Carole King / Alanis Morissette
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” is a little punchier when The Shirelles sing it, but the arrangement Jane and Mason sang was brilliant. The song definitely showcased Samantha Ware’s voice. I was a little distracted wondering if we were supposed to feel vibes between Jane and Mason. I felt like I was supposed to, but I didn’t believe them.
“So Far Away” by Carole King
This was the first time I noticed that Brad the old piano guy is gone! I will miss our bearded buddy. This number was again, soft and mellow, performed by Quinn and Tina. It was a bit tired. It’s probably best that the number was cut short by Becky’s boisterous exit.
“You Learn” / “You’ve Got a Friend” by Alanis Morissette / Carole King
The mashup begins with the old Glee Club gang singing and ends ever so eloquently with the newbies joining in. The mashup was flawless. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed how both songs layered over each other in perfect harmony. This was definitely the musical highlight of the night.
Kurt: What good is having sheet music if you don’t have the soundtrack of Smash?
Blaine: I know. It’s a show choir hate crime.
Rachel: Each week will begin with a lesson where we explore every piece of music under the sun!
Quinn: But mostly Katy Perry and show tunes.
Brittany: We are so awesomely in love. I would totally hate us if I didn’t know us.
Sue: I can’t just fire anyone for yelling. I’m teaching a pedagogical screaming class over at the community college. I’d look like a hypocrite.