VIDEO: Cory Monteith Featured on GLEE's Unreleased Version of 'Seasons of Love'
Below, listen to an unreleased version of RENT's 'Seasons of Love,' intended to be aired during the Season 3 finale of FOX's GLEE.
The demo is performed by the fictional graduates of McKinley High, including Finn, played by the late actor Cory Monteith. Rachel (Lea Michele), Quinn (Dianna Agron), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Santana (Naya Rivera), Puck (Mark Salling), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and Brittany (Heather Morris) can also be heard on the recording.
The inspriational tune from the Broadway show was recently performed on GLEE's tribute to Monteith. The episode, titled 'The Quarterback,' aired in October.
Glee will return next month with the final episodes of Season 5, including the milestone 100th episode featuring returning cast members and guest stars Chace Crawford, Kristin Chenoweth and Gwenyth Paltrow.
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.