Colfer, Riley to Sing DREAMGIRLS Classic for GLEE's 100th Episode
Filming recently wrapped on the highly anticipated 2-part 100th milestone episode of GLEE, airing Tuesday, March 18 and March 25th on FOX. Many former cast members including Harry Shum Jr. who portrayed Mike, Mark Salling, who portrayed Puck and Heather Morris, who portrayed Brittany will make be making an appearance on the episode.
In addition, recent 'Dancing With the Stars' champion Amber Riley, who portrayed Mercedes on the FOX dramedy, will reprise her role. On January 31st, the actress turned to Twitter to share her excitement on reuniting with her former castmates: "Off to Glee land! Singing a song with my main man C Dog aka @chriscolfer lol" According to an earlier report, the duo will perform the Dreamgirls classic, 'I Am Changing' on the upcoming episode.
Other songs rumored to be featured include:
Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" -- Will and April Rhodes
Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time" -- Holly Holliday and New Directions
"Loser Like Me" (Ballad version) -- Blaine, Sam, Artie, and Tina
Ingrid Michaelson's "Be OK" -- Rachel and Santana
Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" -- Quinn and Puck
Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" -- Rachel, Blaine, Kurt, Artie, Tina, and New Directions
As BWW reported earlier, Cory Monteith will be honored in the episode. Paris Barclay, director of the episode shared, "I don't think it could go much farther without continuing to talk about how that hurts. There is so much feeling there and it affected the Glee family in such a profound way, and you can expect it to be dealt with in the 100th episode. It definitely comes back and is dealt with in a significant way."
Glee fans recently had the opportunity to participate in the "GLEE 100th GLEEKS CHOICE: You Vote. We Remix Promotion" and voting for their favorite musical numbers from among 30 songs performed over the past five seasons. (click here for full list of songs)
The Top 10 fan-chosen Glee songs from the past will be re-mixed and performed by the current members of New Directions in the milestone 100th episode. The episode will focus on McKinley High's latest batch of seniors as they approach graduation and reminisce about their most memorable moments, while singing new versions of these iconic tracks.
Source: Amber Riley Twitter