Glee's 9 Greatest Performances Will Make You Want to Sing
After six seasons and just as many covers of "Don't Stop Believin'," New Directions is taking one last bow. In honor of Glee's final curtain call, we offer a round of applause to these standout musical moments.
"Don't Rain on My Parade" (from "Sectionals," Season 1)
We knew Rachel Berry was a powerhouse from the pilot, but nobody was ready for Lea Michele's astounding, seemingly effortless midseason performance of the Funny Girl staple.
"Teenage Dream" ("Never Been Kissed," Season 2)
All it took was a little Katy Perry and some Darren Criss-fronted Warbler action to perfectly set up the "Klaine" (Kurt and Blaine) romance we're still swooning over.
"The Edge of Glory" ("Nationals," Season 3)
Amber Riley's Mercedes always brings it, and we're pretty sure her work with the all-girl Troubletones on Lady Gaga's rocker helped New Directions take the win at Nationals.
"Problem" ("Homecoming," Season 6)
Brittany (Heather Morris), Santana (Naya Rivera), and Quinn (Dianna Agron)–the Unholy Trinity–worked Ariana Grande's hit into a steamy, hip-swingin' Cheerios routine we can't stop rewatching.
"Chasing Pavements" ("The New Rachel," Season 4)
Melissa Benoist and the "new class" may have been abruptly expelled midway through last season, but at least we got her Marley Rose raising McKinley's roof with this Adele ditty.
"Like a Prayer" ("The Power of Madonna," Season 1)
Of the often-uneven theme shows, the Madonna tribute hour takes top honors, building to this joyous cover featuring Jonathan Groff as Vocal Adrenaline's Jesse St. James.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" ("Grilled Cheesus," Season 2)
If Chris Colfer didn't reduce you to tears when his Kurt serenaded his comatose dad with this Beatles gem, you too may be in a coma.
"For Once in My Life" ("Wonder-ful," Season 4)
Kevin McHale's Artie was always the sunniest, most soulful New Directioner, so it's fitting that he absolutely shone brightly on Stevie Wonder's ebullient ode to love.
Make You Feel My Love ("The Quarterback," Season 5)
So gorgeous yet so hard to watch, Bob Dylan's classic was as much Rachel's heartbreaking goodbye to Finn as it was Michele's to late love Cory Monteith.