R.I.P. Cory Monteith

Most of Glee fans woke up this morning to find out that Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the hit Fox show, died yesterday.  This loss has sent shock waves through Hollywood and across the country.  Monteith had checked himself into rehab for substance abuse in March but checked out in April.  The video above is Monteith’s last performance on Glee.

Band to Watch- Imagine Dragons

A band I came to know of late last year is Imagine Dragons.  These guys are from Las Vegas and the first single off their album, Night Visions, has put them on the radar of major radio stations.  The single is “It’s Time” and it was also performed by Darren Criss on the first episode of the current season of Glee.

The song was also featured in the trailer to the film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Imagine Dragons’ newest single, “Radioactive, was just made into a music video a month ago.

Another song from Night Visions, “On Top of the World” was used as the theme song for the short-lived CBS sitcom, Partners, which starred Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Chuck).

2Cellos- “Supermassive Black Hole” featuring Naya Rivera Music Video

I love these guys.  I first heard 2Cellos when they appeared on Glee in season 3 episode, “Michael”.  This talented Croatian-Slovenian duo played the song they became famous for, “Smooth Criminal”, in which the amazing Naya Rivera sang during the episode.  Rivera returns to sing Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” for 2Cellos new album, IN2ITION, which will be released on January 15.

Sneak Peek of Glee’s “Choke” Episode

Tonight’s episode of Glee, “Choke”, focuses on Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) doing their final audition for NYADA and Puck making a decision about his future.  Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as the dean of NYADA.  Here’s a look at Puck (Mark Salling) performing the Alice Cooper hit “School’s Out”:

Also, guest starring on tonight’s Glee is Thomas Calabro who previously played Michael Mancini on both versions of Melrose Place.  Calabro plays Puck’s father.

We also get a look into Rachel’s preparations for her NYADA final audition.

Glee airs tonight at 8/ 7 pm on Fox.


Smash Goes Bollywood

I have been hooked on NBC’s Smash since the first episode.  The show is similar to Glee but not by much.  Both have musical numbers in each episode but Smash really goes all out with original songs each week.  I have to say last night’s episode of Smash, “Publicity”, surprised me when they had a Bollywood number in the middle of the episode and it was spectacular.  I love how Bollywood numbers are so grand and colorful so to see Smash pull of this Bollywood-inspired number was a thrill.  Katherine McPhee, of course, was flawless in this number but to see Raza Jaffrey finally get to do a musical number was the icing on the cake.  You can see the musical number, “A Thousand and One Nights”, by going here.

Full Performance of “How Will I Know” from Glee’s “Dance With Somebody” Episode

The first song from Glee’s Whitney Houston tribute episode, “Dance With Somebody”, is up on YouTube now.  The song performed is “How Will I Know” the third single from Whitney’s self-titled debut album.  The 1985 single is sung by Mercedes, Santana, Kurt and Rachel and it is the best song to feature all of their voices.  What do you think of Glee’s take on “How Will I Know”?

Two Full Performances from Glee’s “Saturday Night Glee-ver”

On Friday, the GleeonFox channel on YouTube put up two full performances from this week’s episode of Glee, “Saturday Night Glee-ver”.  The first performance is Mercedes (Amber Riley) singing “Disco Inferno” with Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) as her backup singers/ dancers.

The next performance is the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” performed by Blaine (Darren Criss), Mike (Harry Shum Jr.), and Brittany (Heather Morris).

“Saturday Night Glee-ver” airs tomorrow night on Fox at 8 /7 pm.