Hot Shots: Glee Pays Tribute to the King of Pop

He’s the King of Pop. He was a smooth criminal, and he was even sometimes bad. (But he was never, ever Billie Jean’s lover.) Yes, Michael Jackson was many things, and Fox’s Glee aims to evoke many of the music legend’s images with its “Michael” episode, airing Jan. 31.

Flip through the photos here to see Santana face off against Sebastian, Blaine get his “Whooo!” on, and the whole cast make like myriad MJs.

Glee‘s Michael Jackson Tribute: Who’s the Villain, Who’s Dueting, and Who’s Warming the Bench?



Comments (19)

  • Can’t wait for Dianna Agron’s solo and to see more of her dance moves. Scream is another performance I’m really looking forward to. Kevin is the best male singer!!!

    Comment by amoeba – January 17, 2012 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The night I first read about their Michael tribute episode, they did what I thought was an Michael tribute. It had “Man In The Mirror”, etc… What was that then?! Also, what was the thing I heard earlier about no tribute episodes upcoming?! LIARS!!

    Comment by TJChurch – January 17, 2012 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’ve actually been saying that they were going to do one tribute episode since before season 3 began filming, therefore, unless they film another tribute episode, they haven’t lied. Also, since when can you take anything the Glee creators/writers say to heart?

      Comment by Cheyenne – January 17, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michael was a legend…. there can never be enough michael

      Comment by CMJ – January 18, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First of all, learn some grammar. Second, are you TEN? Calling the Glee writers liars for changing their mind about not doing tributes? That’s childish. And one song by Michael Jackson is not a tribute. Nice try, though. Oh! They played a Katy Perry song the other week! That MUST mean it was a tribute.

    Comment by Anonymous – January 17, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finally, a person with sense! Them, haters! Ugh.

      Comment by SuperGLEEK – January 17, 2012 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow this goin to be soooo cool.. Can’t wait… Love MJ..;)

    Comment by Kamil – January 17, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dianna Agron doing a Quinn solo–so excited! Also the dancing should be great. I hope the episode is supersized to fit in all the songs and story!

    Comment by Cindy – January 17, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg hopefully more actual speaking lines for Brittany this episode.. Can’t wait for Santana and sebastians smooth criminal!!

    Comment by Brittana4ever – January 18, 2012 01:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Cannot wait for Quinn solo. Even though she is crazy bipolar I still love her singing and dancing.

    Comment by Russ – January 18, 2012 01:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited that 2Cellos will be part of the episode! If you haven’t seen them before look them up on youtube playing “Smooth Criminal”. It’s amazing! Another thing-why would Sebastian be slushy-ing Blaine? I thought he was trying to be with him!

    Comment by Jess – January 18, 2012 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I need more Klaine!!:$ or just Blaine…:$ and Brittana! I just can’t believe Sebastian Shlushees Blaine… that’s sooo mean!

    Comment by Klaine! – January 18, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ikr! Sebastian is what i like to call a jack*ss. He’s on my list of things i don’t like. :)

      Comment by Gleek4Ever – January 18, 2012 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sebastian is such a Jerk! Klaine is the best and no one could ever get in the way of that! Rory+?= ? he needs a Girlfriend he is so lonely!

    Comment by Rory all the way!! – January 18, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sebastian does not deserve to be a Warbler! The Warblers are kind, but he isn’t! & i love Rory. He’s adorable! :)

      Comment by Gleek4Ever – January 18, 2012 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this episode must be really good. Finn ll taking most of the solo i guess. Can wait to see it

    Comment by Lawrence – January 18, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everybody hated Michael when he was in court, now everybody loves him and pretends that they always loves him… hypocrits….

    I always believed in him…

    Comment by Joël – January 19, 2012 02:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I still think hes a disgusting pervert. I don’t understand all of the “oh well hes dead, now hes awesome again” hypocrites.

      Comment by Shane – January 19, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hold up. Sebastian SLUSHIES BLAINE? Oh heck to the no. See this is why you never trust someone with a name like Sebastian Smythe. I can’t stand him. Very excited for this episode though. It seems like it’ll be fun!

    Comment by Anna – January 19, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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