When we last saw the McKinley High glee club, New Directions was on top of the world after kicking butt at Sectionals and — gasp! — vocal coach Will Schuester was spotted smooching on the school guidance counselor. Tonight, Rachel, Finn, Amber, Artie and the rest of Glee return as the show choir sets its sights on its next goal: Regionals.
If past episodes are any indication, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) is still out to bring down Mr. Shue and his kids, and a new love interest for Rachel could cause some tension among our singing sensations. Luckily for New Directions (and all of us watching), the second half of the season should prove to be bigger and better than ever, with a tribute Lady Gaga, and — when Regionals come around — celebrity judges. (Entertainment Weekly reports we can expect to see crooner Josh Groban and ’80s icon Olivia Newton-John as panelists.)
But the biggest news to come so far is that next week’s episode will be devoted to all things Madonna, featuring mash-ups of “Borderline” and “Open Your Heart,” and even a little “Papa Don’t Preach.” Best of all, we’ll finally get to see the perpetually mean-spirited Sue Sylvester put her vocal pipes to good use as she treats us to her own rendition of “Vogue.”
It’s a musical number so big, our friends at Fox couldn’t wait until next week to share it — so after the Sue Sylvester “Vogue” music video premieres during “Glee” tonight, you can catch her performance on demand on Hulu starting at 10:30 p.m. EDT/7:30 p.m. PDT.
Catch up on the last five episodes of Glee here.
Let your body move to the music,
Rebecca Harper ()