In the past week, the talented cast of Fox’s hot series Glee did a photo shoot for the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine, taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey and performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll (thanks to an invitation from first fans Sasha and Malia Obama). That’s topping-off a long list of achievements, including singing the National Anthem at last year’s World Series and selling over 2 million copies of the single “Don’t Stop Believin” on iTunes, winning a Screen Actor’s Guild award and having a top 10 rated television program.
All this from a show that aired only a few original episodes before taking a four-month hiatus starting last December. Since then, the love and appreciation for the show’s originality and talent keeps building. If you’re not an official Gleek, then you don’t know what you’re missing out on.
The premiere is titled “Hell-O” and features songs with the word “Hello,” including Lionel Richie’s “Hello,” the Doors’ “Hello, I Love You” and Neil Diamond’s “Hello Again.” The second show of the season, titled “The Power of Madonna,” will feature only Madonna songs, with an incredible performance of “Vogue” by coach Sue Sylvester, brilliantly played by Jane Lynch.
Season 2 of Glee premieres Tuesday, April 13 at a special time following American Idol (check your local listings).