By apparent coincidence, the Burt Bacharach-Hal David ballad “A House Is Not a Home,” which Chenoweth is currently singing on Broadway in the revival of Promises, Promises, also shows up in the episode in two versions. Chris Colfer (as Kurt) sings it in a poignant solo, but Chenoweth also gets a crack at it in a Barbra Streisand-inspired medley with “One Less Bell to Answer,” in which she duets with Tony nominee Matt Morrison as glee club director Will Schuester.
Chenoweth and Morrison also have fun with Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire,” and Amber Riley (as Mercedes) leads the glee kids in a rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.”
The episode will also feature performances of “Home” and (What else?) “Home Sweet Home.” To listen to the songs, look below. To find out how they fit into the episode’s story, tune in to Fox at 9 PM ET.
— Thomas Peter