The songs may not have been familiar, but New Directions gave it all they had in their quest to win the Regionals trophy with verve and creativity in “Original Song.”
In doing so, they hit refresh on their songbook, and won, not by mimicking others’ hits but performing music they made on their own. And they were pretty darn good.
Rachel starts out with a slow build-up of a song called “Get It Right” that’s meant to address her feelings about a certain guy who’s still involved with Quinn. This was a message to you, Finn. That high note at the end was ready-made for goosebumps. If she keeps this up, Rachel may give Diane Warren a run for her money.
Then, New Directions ramped up the volume and got the crowd involved with an uptempo performance of a song called “Loser Like Me.” As Mr. Schue would say, it was “epic.” The song grew out of a collaborative brainstorming session that went beyond rhyming dictionaries or first attempts at ditties such as “Trouty Mouth,” “Big Ass … Heart,” and “Hell to the No.” This was their life. This was high school for them. This was redemption. Read More...