In “Glee’s” upcoming Michael Jackson tribute episode, the McKinley high kids tackle no fewer than 10 songs from the pop star’s sizable catalog (and that’s not even counting the ones they’ve done before, like that sectionals medley or last year’s Super Bowl “Thriller” extravaganza).
Now, the tracks have finally been unleashed. So, how’d they turn out?
As far as these new tunes go, we’re digging “Human Nature” over “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in terms of romantic duets (seriously, it’s so good). Of course the MJ classics like “Bad,” “Black or White,” “Scream” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” turned out well. The Warbler-fied “I Want You Back” is tons of fun (as is lovely Quinn’s retro “Never Can Say Goodbye”), but another favorite is the Sebastian/Santana duet “Smooth Criminal.”
Confession: We’re kinda iffy on “Ben,” but maybe that’s because we’re not huge fans of the song to begin with.
Listen to all the tracks below, and watch the videos for “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” and “Smooth Criminal.” (If the tunes get yanked from YouTube, try listening over at Glee the Music.)