Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith Will Perform Michael Jackson Songs in Upcoming "Glee" Episode
14 Dec 2011
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The Fox hit series "Glee" will pay tribute to late pop legend Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five on the Jan. 24, 2012, episode, according to TVGuide.com.
In the upcoming episode, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) declares that it is "Michael Week" at McKinley High, since members of Shelby Corcoran's (Idina Menzel) Trouble Tones missed out on the Jackson medley performed at sectionals.
The episode will feature 12 Jackson songs that span the artist's entire career. Blaine, played by upcoming How to Succeed star Darren Criss, will take on "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." Rachel and Finn, played by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, respectively, will perform "I Just Can't Stop Loving You."
Also, Sebastian Smythe (Grant Gustin) and the Warblers will be featured in the Jackson episode.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.