Heart & Soul: Rod Stewart at the Joe

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks are currently performing (as in right now) at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena for tonight’s stop on their Heart & Soul tour.

If, like me, you were unable to attend, just watch this video. It’s probably better than what you’d have seen tonight, anyways.

I must not be the only kid who likes Rod Stewart, because one of his songs has made it into the Glee songbook, as sung by Blaine (Darren Criss):

Oh, wait. Gleeks don’t like Rod Stewart. They like Darren Criss. And think he’s sexy.


Teenage Dream? Yes please.

This performance from the latest episode of “Glee” is just the definition of precious.

And the singer, Darren Criss, is an ’09 graduate of my rival school, U of M.

Suddenly I’m not so opposed…

A glimpse of “Glee”

Things to look forward to upon the return of “Glee” on April 13?  More slushy tossing, Cheerios on stilts and the always snarky Sue Sylvester sporting a Madonna-inspired cone bra.

If you’re a dedicated Gleek like myself, hopefully the following video will hold you over for the next two months…

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Calling all Gleeks!

Not only has “Glee” been renewed for another season, but FOX is also holding an open casting call for the show’s second season.

The show will be featuring three new characters in the next season, and those between ages 16-26 are able to audition.  There is not much more information available at this point, but eventually those who audition will be asked to post their videos online.

Check out the embedded link above for more information.

Glee returns to FOX on Tuesday, April 3 at 9 pm!

“Glee: Vol. 2” on the way

I bet the creators of “Glee” are laughing all the way to the bank.

While the show’s first season hasn’t even wrapped, its second soundtrack is being released on Dec. 8.

I will admit it: I am a total Gleek, faithfully tuning in every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and bopping along to the soundtrack as I walk to class every day.

I’m not the only one–the first disc was released a little over a week ago on Nov. 3 and is currently an iTunes bestseller at number 5 on the albums chart.  All of the songs were available individually before the release of the album, so it’s pretty impressive that it’s selling so well.

In case you’re eager to find out what will be on “Glee: The Music, Vol. 2,” check out the track listing here:

1.  “Proud Mary”

2.  “Endless Love”

3.  “I’ll Stand By You”

4.  “Don’t Stand So Close to Me/Young Girl”

5.  “Crush”

6.  “(You’re) Having My Baby”

7.   “Lean On Me”

8.  “Don’t Make Me Over”

9.  “Imagine”

10.  “True Colors”

11.  “Jump”

12.  “Smile” (Lily Allen cover)

13.  “Smile” (Charlie Chaplin cover)

14.  “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”

15.  “Don’t Rain on My Parade”

16.  “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

17.  “My Life Would Suck Without You”

I, personally, am looking forward to hearing “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Imagine.” Hopefully the cast will do Kelly Clarkson and John Lennon proud.

While you wait for the second soundtrack, check out two of my favorites from “Glee: The Music, Vol. 1” below.

“Defying Gravity” by Chris Colfer and Lea Michele

“Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” by Cory Monteith

Tune in to “Glee” every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on FOX!

Oh say, you can sing!

While the cast of “Glee” was recently nixed from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade lineup, its stars had an opportunity to shine last night.

Cast members sang the National Anthem during game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 31 in Philadelphia.

They delivered an excellent performance, which does not always happen with this song.  Too many musicians try and play around with the it, when it’s not really something you should put your own spin on. (Just ask my dad!)  Or change the lyrics to.  *Ahem* Jesse McCartney *Cough*

Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes, took the (well deserved) lead, with her fellow cast mates singing backup.

In case you were out causing a ruckus on Halloween and missed it, check out the video here.

Exclusive “Glee” Sneak Preview!

This Wednesday’s episode of “Glee” features a song-and-dance-off pitting the boys against the girls.

The guy’s performance is an interesting Bon Jovi-Usher combo and has been posted online early.

Who would have thought to mix “It’s My Life” with “Confessions Part II”?  Perhaps the better question is WHY would anyone think to mix the two?  I can’t answer either question, but the result is actually pretty cool.

As for the dancing…

The choreography was good, but am I the only one who is physically pained watching Finn bust a move??

Even though this show can be cheesy at times, I come back for more each and every week, and it’s probably my favorite new series of the fall.

The ladies performance wasn’t leaked to the web, so I wonder what compilation they will be performing.  Perhaps some Rihanna-Rolling Stones?  Hah.

Check out the clip here, and tune into “Glee” on Wednesday at 9 p.m. on FOX.

**This just in!!**
As for my random predicition…the girls will be singing a Beyonce-Katrina and the Waves number. Thank you iTunes!

Falling Into a New Lineup

My top two favorite things about going back to school are new school supplies and new seasons of my favorite TV shows.

I’ve got some of my old favorites to look forward to, like One Tree Hill, Heroes and Ugly Betty, to name a few.

There are also some new ones whose premiere dates have been penciled into my iCal for months.  Among the privileged are Glee, the Jay Leno Show and Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update Thursday.

Glee premiered this past Wednesday and was everything I hoped it would be and more.  I think my iTunes gift card is going to be dwindling with this show, because the music has me hooked already.

The Jay Leno show premieres Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC.  Jerry Seinfeld will be the guest of honor, along with musical performances by Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna.

SNL Weekend Update Thursday premieres Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.  Seth Meyers will reprise his role as host, and Amy Poehler will co-host the first episode.

What fall TV shows are you looking forward to the most??

For now, I leave you with a little taste of Glee, in hopes that you will tune in next Wednesday.