GLEE Bonus Track! Kristin Chenoweth and Matt Morrison Sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' - Cut from Tonight's GLEE!
On tonight's episode of FOX's GLEE, one of the numbers that we'd been looking forward to the most was cut from the show. Everyone was anticipating the iconic duet, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' (to be sung by Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison), knowing that the 100th episode had been divided into 2 parts, but the song never materialized.
Earlier this week, GLEE released the song, for a 'sneak-peak' listen. Also, we'd all seen pictures of the filming at the Griffith Observatory. It seemed like a match made in heaven, for the two stars, the location and the song, and one can only imagine what it looks like. Having watched the episode tonight, it seems as though the storyline changed, because the episode was surely chock-full.
Luckily for us, you can still hear it below and purchase it for download at iTunes. On Twitter, Kristin Chenoweth just wrote that "Lots of peeps asking: I am disappointed that "Total Eclipse/Heart was cut. Love the character and the cast of Glee."
Hopefully, they'll let us see the cut footage soon, too (please, FOX?). It's officially now a Bonus Track on the GLEE 100 album, as per the show's music twitter account.
In the clip below, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (featuring the characters of Will and April) is sung brilliantly by Matthew Morrison and Kristin Chenoweth. We of course all heard it earlier this week.
On tonight's episode as the fate of the Glee club becomes a reality, April (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) and Holly (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow) plotted a plan to save New Directions. Meanwhile, Rachel and Santana attempt to make amends after their blowout fight. The single is also available on iTunes.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song written and produced by Jim Steinman, first recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her studio album Faster Than the Speed of Night.
Released as a single in early 1983 in the UK and later that summer in the US, it was the first release from the album and became Tyler's biggest career hit, reaching number one in several countries including the UK, where it was the fifth-best-selling single in 1983, and the US, making her the first and only Welsh singer to reach the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100. It was Billboard's number-six song of the year for 1983 and has been covered numerous times, including even on Broadway by Michael Crawford and Mandy Gonzalez in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES.
And, while we have your attention, don't forget that Kristin Chenoweth will be storming Carnegie Hall on May 3rd. We hear it's almost sold out, click here for tickets and more information.