This year, Fox is riding high after a taking a chance last season on the big risk, bigger payoff Glee, the twisted-little-musical-that-could, which gave them award-winning clout, an enviable iTunes tie-in, and a ratings powerhouse. The network's confidence shows.
Having sung as unknowns at last years upfront, this year the Glee kids took the stage for the grand finale as the tabloid-worthy stars they are today to belt out Madonnas Like a Prayer, backed by a full choir. Lea Michele roared, Chris Colfer hit the high notes, Amber Reilly wailed, Cory Monteith danced awkwardly in a hoodie, and yes, poor Kevin McHale still had to perform in a wheelchair.
Their dynamic performance was enough to make a girl geek out and buy a ticket for the Glee tour this summer something those Fox execs wouldnt mind either.
For those of you that missed the episode, or just want to revisit it, watch your favorite McKinley High misfits from the history-making Madonna ep. And for a sneak peek of Fox's new lineup of shows for next season, check back in later today at MarieClaire.com!