There are plenty of reasons to be Gleeful these days: the hit freshman comedy returned after a two-week break with last night’s poignant episode, “Wheels” — the same day the first installment of its soundtrack debuted at Number Four on the Top 200 chart, propelled by lovable renditions of “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Somebody to Love.” And when the show returns next year, Glee will be tackling the ultimate diva (and recent RS cover star): Madonna.
Last week, the cast stopped by the Rolling Stone offices and revealed they knew some of the songs slated for their all-Madge episode, but remained tight-lipped when it came to naming names. So we asked Lea Michele (star-in-the-making Rachel Berry), Jenna Ushkowitz (Goth rocker Tina Cohen-Chang), Chris Colfer (just out-of-the-closet “fashionable soprano” Kurt Hummel) and Amber Riley (the sassy, soulful diva Mercedes Jones) to pick which songs they’d like each other to sing if Glee creator and music supervisor Ryan Murphy gave them control. Check out the video above to find out who called dibs on “Ray of Light,” who’s an Evita fan and who would be the best Voguer of the bunch.
There’s still more Glee to come in ’09: the second disc of show tunes is due next month, along with a DVD of the first 13 episodes — and there are four more installments of quips, sass and hit songs hitting the air before the show goes on hiatus.
If that still doesn’t satisfy your cravings, watch Jane Lynch (a.k.a. Glee‘s villain, Sue Sylvester) on Off the Cuff With Peter Travers, where she reveals her favorite Sue one-liner and sings to our film critic.