Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TOP FIVE BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH

As a big fan of Glee, or well at least the first two seasons of it, Cory Monteith's death came to me by surprise. Cory Monteith or better known as Finn Hudson is one of the major characters in the said series, the quarterback who has an incredible singing talent and also the love interest of Rachel Berry played by Lea Michelle who happened to be her off-screen partner. The reason behind his sudden death is very devastating and it's just sad to see people dying at a very young age because of drug and alcohol abuse. Anyway, Cory Monteith will always be remembered especially those remarkable performances that he delivered on the show. Listed below are five of my personal favorite from Glee.

TOP FIVE BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH

Author's Note : The entry below is listed subjectively.

TOP 5 BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH
"JUST THE WAY YOU ARE"
Just the Way You Are (original by Bruno Mars), was performed by Finn during the "Furt" episode alongside with another Bruno Mars song. In this episode, Finn's mother was married to Kurt's father and this song was sung by Finn to Kurt during the wedding's reception. The performance was characterized as brilliant and touching by the The Wall Street Journey and i couldn't agree more. I actually grew up tired of this song as i keep on hearing it over the radio almost everyday but Finn's version makes the message of this song more meaningful and that is all about acceptance. 

TOP 4 BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH
"LOSING MY RELIGION"
Losing my Religion is another powerful performance from Finn. It was his first solo performance during the Second season entitled "Grilled Cheesus". The song was originally performed by an 80's band R.E.M. Interestingly, the song arrangement was originally plotted by Monteith. The producer is actually trying to make this song positive and upbeat but since it was about betreyal, Monteith wanted to express the feeling of both betrayal and anger on the song and he gave it a perfect justice and earned some praises from notable critics. 

TOP 3 BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH
"JESSIE'S GIRL"
Jessie's Girl is originally performed by Rick Springfield and was impressively nailed by Finn during the "laryngitis" episode of season 1. I am actually not familiar with the song at first until i heard from Glee. The song performance was considered commercially successful which charted in the top ten in Canada , Ireland and Australia in which it was a certified gold. The performance was simple impressive. 

TOP 2 BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH
"DON'T STOP BELIEVIN"
The song that brought the show into the limelight. It is probably one of the most iconic performances of the show which is originally performed by the Journey. It is one of the greatest cover ever done in this show. It is actually a group performance by Finn and Rachel's voice are more dominant. The song was characterized as elevating and inspirational by most of its critics. The song in general gave a new approach to this song, transforming a rock ballad into an impressive theatrical performance. Did you know that this is also the last song performance where Finn Hudson is being featured before he died?

THE  BEST GLEE PERFORMANCES OF CORY MONTEITH
"CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING"
Can't Fight This Feeling is actually Monteith, audition piece which helped him a lot to get his iconic role in Glee. It is also the song that allows him to be discovered by Will Schuester (remember the bathroom scene). Monteith initially submitted a tape of himself drumming with pencils and tupperware but the show requires him to sing and so he sang Can't Fight this Feeling which is originally performed by REO Speedwagon. Interestingly, unlike the rest of the show's cast members, Monteith has no theatrical experience.

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