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Watch: 'Glee' Cast Covers Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'

Tonight's show addresses gay themes, bullying

November 9, 2010 1:20 PM ET

 

There's a new student on tonight's episode of Glee: openly gay Blaine, who sings Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and thereby gets the attention of McKinley High's Kurt Hummel.

Photos: Rocky Horror Glee Show

According to reports (spoiler alert), tonight's episode depicts Kurt (Chris Colfer) being harassed by football players before taking a look at the New Directions' competition. There, he meets Blaine (Darren Criss), star of the glee club at the all-boys Dalton Academy.

In the episode, Blaine, who might become a potential love interest for Kurt, will teach him to be comfortable with his sexuality and not let bullying get him down.

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Back at McKinley, another boys vs. girls musical role reversal takes place, with the boys singing a Supremes/En Vogue medley of "Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind" and the girls mashing up the Stones' "Start Me Up" and Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer."

Glee To Perform Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' on Next Episode [Billboard]

Wedding news and a 'Teenage Dream' on 'Glee' [CNN]

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