Just when I thought the “Born This Way” episode of Glee had a great mix of music, last week’s episode, “Rumours," which featured songs from the Fleetwood Mac album of the same name, provided some standout vocal performances from our favorite Glee clubbers.
Guest star Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes) returned to the show last week, and had a duet with Matthew Morrison (Will Schuster) on the song, “Dreams.” I have always loved Chenoweth and Morrison’s voices together. And Glee always gives them great songs to sing. Chenoweth has such a great tone to her voice and when it’s combined with Morrison’s smooth vocal, the result is just delightful to listen to.
Kevin McHale (Artie) took on the song, “Never Going Back Again.” McHale is usually given the big showstopper songs, but last week he had a little more of a demure track, which I liked. He has a big voice, and it’s nice to hear him dial it back and have somewhat of a vulnerable vocal performance. This song really proved McHale to be a truly versatile singer.
But, I must say if anyone had a standout vocal performance with their song last week, it was Naya Rivera (Santana) who took on “Songbird.” Her vocal performance on this track is absolutely stunning. You get a real sense of emotion from this track, which she conveys with such passion. This is the first track Rivera has taken the lead on where I actually believed the lyrics she was singing.
Cory Monteith (Finn) and Dianna Agron (Quinn) sang “I Don’t Want to Know” in last week’s Glee tracks. It was the first time the two teamed together on a duet and I have to say that I wasn’t loving it.