Powerful Songs From ‘Glee’ Cory Monteith Tribute Episode Released -- Get the Tissues Ready (LISTEN)

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glee the quarterbackAre any of you ready for the emotional gut-punch of the Glee Cory Monteith tribute episode, "The Quarterback," premiering October 10? Yeah, me neither. Especially now that all the ballads have been released, it's even harder to imagine how this will all play out on our television screens without us losing our minds with devastation and sadness. Get those damn tissues or your chopping onions excuses ready.

The heart-wrenching promo for the episode was sad enough; these songs are simply overwhelming and really difficult to listen to. You can hear the actors' raw, naked emotion and grief coming out as they sing their tributes to their fallen friend, and they clearly give it their all, perhaps even discovering their own way to heal and mourn through their songs. That's the power, beauty, and majesty of music after all, isn't it? Honestly, there's no better way to honor Cory than what you're about to listen to.

Here they are:

Naya Rivera, "If I Die Young":

Full Cast, "Fire and Rain":

Full Cast, "Seasons of Love":

Mark Salling, "No Surrender":

Amber Riley, "I'll Stand by You":

Lea Michele, "Make You Feel My Love":

Amazing, right? Can't wait to see the episode.

Which song from the Glee Cory Monteith tribute episode is your favorite?

 

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