It’s finally happening…the unstoppable forces that are GLEE and Britney Spears are joining together in the most epic and undoubtedly the most watched episode of all time…of course, that is until they do another ICON episode.
But really, this teaming makes perfect sense. Britney was the reigning princess of pop for quite the number of years and has a nice collection of hits under her belt (despite some truly awful anti- female titles-”Born to make you happy” anyone?) and Glee will sing and dance nicely to them. I jest, I’m sure the Glee-ification of Brit’s songs will be amazing and flashy and pow and all but from what the cast say about the episode-it sounds like it will just be a re-hash of the Madonna episode.
Lea Michele almost gives the whole episode away with these little nuggets of wisdom;
“It’s gonna be a really big episode…I’ve always loved Britney Spears, and I get to do something REALLY cool.”
“What I loved about the episode is there’s old songs, there’s new songs, and Ryan (Murphy) also does what was really cool in the Madonna episode, how he took a song and had the boys sing it. He does the same thing with Britney and I can’t wait to hear it because the idea sounds so cool.”
“I am singing a classic Britney Spears song that I’m so excited about. I am recreating a Britney video, but I can’t say what it is yet.”
Prediction time! I’m seeing an emotional “I’m not a girl, Not yet a woman” performance in Michele’s not-to-distance future and an all-singing-all-dancing version of “Baby one more time” in the school gym!
According to Matthew Morrison, pictured here shopping at Crate & Barrell at The Grove in Los Angeles yesterday, Mr Schuster will be anti-Britney;
“I like Britney. I got in trouble earlier for comments I made saying I’m anti-Britney, but I’m not. I think in this episode they’re going to mirror those comments and I’m going to be very anti-Britney in the episode because I don’t like what she represents…It’s gonna be a lot of fun and some crazy stuff is gonna happen.”
Crazy indeed. The cast also confirmed that Britney will not be appearing on the show (Boo!) and one song of hers has definitely been confirmed – “Stronger”. Will the Glee club attempt that chair spinning dance from the “Stronger” video? For the sakes of their limbs-I hope not.