From flashy Nike Dunk sneakers to Britney Spears-inspired red leather, “Glee’s” second season is showing some new angles.
In the Sept. 21 season premiere, New Directions, the beloved glee club, performed “Empire State of Mind,” all donning New York City shirts and Jay-Z inspired attire.
After winning two Emmy Awards this year for Best Supporting Actress and Best Director, “Glee” is getting the attention of the media for the second season in a row. Rumors say that “Glee” secured the coveted television spot after the Super Bowl due to its increasing popularity. This is an immense amount of pressure for a young program.
New characters joining this season’s cast include Sunshine, a Filipino foreign exchange student, Sam, the new quarterback, and new football coach Shannon Bieste. Signs point towards the formation of new rivalries between Sunshine and Rachel, Sam and Finn, and cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and Coach Bieste.
Blowing audiences away with her astounding voice, Sunshine sang Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and “Listen” from the Broadway hit “Dreamgirls.”
Discovered in the boys’ locker room singing Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the shower, Sam has become another addition to the diverse cast. “Glee” fans will have to wait to see how these characters develop throughout the season, and what roles they will play in New Directions.
Quinnipiac junior Amanda Gogh has been anticipating the premiere for weeks. As a self-proclaimed “Gleek,” Gogh described the new characters as adding a “spin” to the original cast.
“Their performance of ‘Billionaire’ was definitely unexpected and I’m excited to see how the new character Sam will take off this season,” Gogh said.
Season 2 continued to please its audience when the second episode debuted with “Full House” alum John Stamos and Britney Spears.
Spears made cameo appearances when glee club members fantasized singing her songs and possessing her spotlight confidence. Britney and Santana, usually background singers and dancers, performed solo hits of “I’m a Slave 4 U” and “Me Against the Music.” Other Spears hits included “Hit Me Baby One More Time” and a group performance of “Toxic.”
Fans can expect this season to be filled with exciting songs and famous faces joining the cast. With rumored appearances by Gwyneth Paltrow and themed episodes such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Glee” has high expectations to meet and an growing number of “Gleeks” to please.