Glee returns to television on September 21, and expect there to be some great music this season!
In addition to Britney Spears getting her own Brit-tastic episode, New Directions will be putting their own spin on some other big pop music artists’ songs.
According to Rolling Stone, the Glee club will cover Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” and Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”
The cast will also do Broadway musical standards — “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line and “Getting to Know You” from The King and I — as well as “Listen” from the film version of Dreamgirls.
The show’s music supervisor P.J. Bloom told the mag the reason for picking Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” because the nationals on the show will occur in New York. “So we needed a New York song,” Bloom explained.
As for Gaga, Bloom says, “Ryan’s a huge Lady Gaga fan. I suspect we’re going to continue to look to her to be part of the show.”
In other Glee music news: Another soundtrack album could arrive as early as October, and Morrison is wrapping up his solo debut, due on Mercury Records early in 2011.
Also, Jane Lynch said her pick for the next guest star in Simon Cowell.
"I think when we do nationals, wouldn't he be a great judge?" Lynch asked Extra. "Local judge, Simon Cowell."
We don’t know who would be meaner—Simon or Sue Sylvester!