01:04 AM EDT 08/28/2015
Originally posted 03/21/2015 12:55AM
Glee wrapped its six-season run Friday night with a two-hour finale that evoked the best of the show's early days.
Twelve songs – ranging from the saccharine to the sublime – figured into the night's two episodes, "2009" and "Dreams Come True." Some provided character insight, some tugged at the heartstrings, and some were pure expressions of joy.
While the show was creatively as good as its been in a long time during its closing installment, some songs succeeded more than others. Below, our take on how each tune fared.
Originally posted 03/20/2015 11:25PM
Over its six seasons, Glee has consistently proven that it can stick a landing, and the series finale was the absolute epitome of the scrappy musical dramedy's ability to obliterate the memory of the bumpy road behind with one revelatory moment of heart-pumping, tear-jerking, can't-stop-yourself-from-smiling, singing-and-dancing glory.
The series's two-hour finale appropriately ended with One Republic's anthemic feel-good tune "I Lived." Indeed, the show "did it all." It was, for better or (often) worse just as messy and ridiculous as life – but, in its best moments, also as uplifting and powerful.
Considering how wildly uneven Glee has been for, well, most of its run, the ending turned out to be pretty darn near pitch-perfect.
Originally posted 03/20/2015 08:35PM
After six emotional seasons of song covers and endless ups and downs at William KcKinley High School, the cast of Glee are bidding farewell to the musical series.
Originally posted 03/16/2015 05:25PM
After six seasons, Glee airs its series finale on Friday.
Things have changed a lot for our core cast, with many of them going on to star in films (Lea Michele, Dianna Agron) or even become New York Times bestselling authors (Chris Colfer) while still calling Glee their home.
However, even superstars need their first big break – see below for the very first auditions from your Glee faves.
Originally posted 03/17/2015 06:20AM
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Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:10PM
"I wrote 'This Time' as a love note to all things Glee," Criss tells Entertainment Weekly
Originally posted 03/14/2015 02:30PM
Glee is entering the final week before its two-hour series finale on March 20, but Darren Criss said the last days of shooting were beautiful – not sad.
"I remember the very last shot, we were all crying and holding on to each other and Chord [Overstreet] just started bursting out laughing because, at that point, those emotions were all next to each other," Criss, 28, told reporters at PaleyFest in LA on Friday.
Originally posted 02/24/2015 08:15AM
Rachel and Finn, together forever.
The Glee cast wrapped filming this week after six years, and Lea Michele took a very special souvenir from the set – the No. 5 jersey worn by Finn, her on-screen love played by her off-screen sweetheart, the late Cory Monteith.
Michele, 28, posted a photo on social media showing her carrying Finn's framed football jersey out into the night – an image both sad and incredibly sweet.
Originally posted 01/22/2015 04:00PM
[YOUTUBE "2gy4-lAO8NY"] It stands to reason that anyone would want to throw up if they had to try to top Idina Menzel's Oscar-winning version of "Let it Go" from Frozen.
And it turns out, that's exactly what happened to Lea Michele. While visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Michele, 28, admitted that her experience crooning the ballad – which was sung by her Glee mom Menzel, 43 – totally turned her stomach.
"I was super nervous. The day didn't start off so well," said Michele of the song she performed for the season 6 premiere. "I was singing, there was snow falling. I looked up trying to make it magical and beautiful and ended up choking on the snow and vomiting. They have it on slo-mo."
Originally posted 01/18/2015 09:00PM
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