Music of U2, Neil Diamond & More Set for GLEE's Nationals Episode?
As Gleeks eagerly await the return of Glee in February of 2014, rumored details on the highly anticipated Nationals episode, reportedly titled "City of Angels," have been spreading like wild fire.
Guest stars who have been confirmed for the episode include 'Pitch Perfect' actor Skylar Astin and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, who will portray herself as a judge at the competition.
Today, Wetpaint.com has released a song list rumored to be featured in this year's episode. According to the report, Skylar, portraying the lead singer of one of New Directions' competitors 'Throat Explosion,' will perform three songs with his group, including One Republic's "Counting Stars" and Styx's "Mr. Roboto." And since the competition will be held in Los Angeles this year, expect to hear Randy Newman's classic hit, 'I Love LA.'
As far as the New Direction's planned set list, fans can look forward to performances of "America," by Neil Diamond, "More Than a Feeling," by Boston, and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," by U2.
Also today, the always-competitive Chord Overstreeet shared a photo from the set of the FOX musical dramedy on his Instagram today along with the caption, "Today w @darrencriss and @Skylarastin Better than the one Darren posted".
Glee is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a Glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. Last year's graduates and aspiring singers, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michelle) and KURT HUMMEL (Chris Colfer), packed their bags for New York and enrolled at a prestigious performing arts school, NYADA, where they made new friends and learned the cruel realities of college. These naïve freshmen moved into a Brooklyn loft, signed up for internships, auditioned for Broadway shows and gained a roommate when SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) moved to the Big Apple.
Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors, including a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, and singlehandedly made Glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two platinum and five gold albums, more than 43 million songs and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie and four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.
GLEE has attracted A-list guest stars, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker. This season, Demi Lovato (THE X FACTOR) guest-stars as "Dani," a New York-based struggling artist and friend of Rachel and Santana's.