First Look: Glee Pays Homage to Whitney Houston and Saturday Night Fever

Glee is going tribute-crazy this April, with New Directions paying homage to two major influences on pop culture: Saturday Night Fever and late musical icon Whitney Houston.

First up, “Saturday Night Glee-ver” (airing April 17) finds the Glee gang honoring the soundtrack to John Travolta’s 1977 dance flick — and that’s not all. The installment also features the debut of Glee Project finalist Alex Newell, who is kicking off his arc as a mystery man named Wade.

Meanwhile, “Dance With Somebody” (set to air April 24) will use Houston’s heartfelt tunes to help the graduating seniors cope with their impending goodbyes.

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