‘Glee’ Sneak Peek: Santana’s Sizzling Paula Abdul Cover Turns Up the Heat (VIDEO)


nayaI was hooked on Glee the day it debuted four years ago. It seemed so fresh, so exciting, so cool. How could you not sing along to those songs? I was never much of a fan of the rock band Journey growing up, but as soon as the gang belted out "Don't Stop Believing," I downloaded it from iTunes. It went that way for many of the songs that popped up on the show in the first few years. This season, however, I had really soured on the show. It seemed like a lot of the song choices had gotten too campy and the plot was all over the place. But this awesome sneak peek totally made me a Gleek again.

Naya Rivera (aka Santana) covers Paula Abdul's '90s classic "Cold Hearted Snake" and it reminded me what I loved about Glee. Take a look:

It's almost better than the original. I'm a huge Paula fan, but she doesn't have the chops Naya has. One thing rings true for the entire Glee cast -- while the acting ability is inconsistent, they all have amazing voices. Unfortunately, singing is only half the show. This season, I found it hard to care about all the many, many, many separate storylines and dramas going on. It was so much more fun to watch when they were all McKinley High students dealing with universal issues of acceptance, tolerance, and learning to love themselves. Well, at least the awesome music is back.

Do you think Glee is as good now as it was in the beginning?



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tuffy... tuffymama

The show has hit a lull in interesting stories, but I think it will be back. They replaced so many cast members (necessarily to plot line)! Of course it will be thin for a little while. Some of the agenda-pushing of Ryan Murphy wears on me sometimes (dude, seriously chill because it is okay to be gay and we even have a gay president now so cool it). The singing is COMPLETELY amazing, though, and I've really enjoyed most of the covers, and the creativity in selection. Marley blows me away. I love that big voice coming from that little girl. Rachel is going through a really irritating phase that MANY young women experience when they have no real grounding or an ear for their own inner voice. But Lea Michele's talent more than makes up for it.

Mason... MasonsMom503

This show jumped the shark when half the cast left to college.

Cynthia Parten

I agree that this show has deteriorated a little since last year's graduation. But I have always adored the music and the performances. I LOVE this cover of "Cold Hearted Snake." I can't wait to see it this week!

Emily Torres

I think Glee learned its lesson when season 2 came around and for the most part, they threw in songs just because. They weren't consistent with the songs going with the story line, like they were in season 1. Brought it back season 3 (yay!) and have for the most part kept up with that idea. What keeps me watching season 4 is all the "what ifs" after high school that usually go pretty unanswered in shows. And the couple questions that remain for the show's future:
1. Are they pretty much dumping the original cast and staying at McKinley?
2. Or is the rumor true and they're dumping McKinley High to follow the original cast?

Julia R Mahoney

Santana's mustache is fabulous....really couldn't have picked a better screen cap?

Meaghan Mcirvin

OMG! Right after this I watched the origional of this.... And Naya is 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000x better then Paula!

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