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'Glee' Bounces Through Icona Pop's 'I Love It' - Song Premiere

The New Directions take on electropop in the season finale

The cast of 'Glee'
Courtesy of FOX
May 6, 2013 10:00 AM ET

Gleeks unite! Regionals are right around the corner on Glee, and the New Directions have never been more determined to get to Nationals. The season finale should be full of drama: from Ryder finally getting a lead on his mysterious chat buddy to Brittany copping a new attitude from her M.I.T. trip, plenty will distract the singing students from their work onstage.

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Here, get an exclusive first listen to a moment from the finale: the group's cover of Icona Pop's "I Love It." The cover maintains the original track's hard electro beat and dance-pop vocals, then throws in the show's signature harmonies and some impressive solos. We can only hope it serves them well on their road to Nationals.

Catch the season finale of Glee on Thursday, May 9th at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.

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