First Look Video: Glee Covers Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' – With a Twist

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Glee is giving the Whitney Houston hit “How Will I Know” the acapella treatment.

In the following clip from next Tuesday’s tribute episode, Mercedes and her diva squad (Kurt included, natch) perform a stunning, stripped-down version of the late superstar’s ’80s dance classic.

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Comments (155)

  • why isnt it working!? is it because i’m white?

    Comment by tere – April 19, 2012 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • thank you. i just shot coffee out of my nose. :)

      Comment by Dave – April 19, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • probably, ’cause I’m black and it worked just fine to me

      Comment by Darynka Masson – April 19, 2012 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It worked for me & I thought this was the best of all the songs that they ever sang.

      Comment by Joyce – April 19, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • PREACH! Ahhhh yeah it was great. One of the best this year by far!

        Comment by rachelleet – April 19, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • i’m speechless, i just love how their voices sound together… amazing

          Comment by luli – April 20, 2012 11:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • maybe it is the browser that u r using………..i use firefox and it played just fine for me………….

      Comment by Sheryl Morris Brister Husch – April 19, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It keeping freezing and jumping in the video, but the audio was perfect. Though, Tina missed out YET AGAIN. Not sure why they didn’t let her graduate, they seemingly hate the girl.

      Comment by Brock – April 19, 2012 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ha ha !! That was awesome !

      Comment by Sherry – April 23, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The video does not work…

    Comment by msmandag14 – April 19, 2012 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It works fine now. They fixed it.

      I wonder if the show got the idea for doing it acapella from that clip that came out a couple years ago of “How Will I Know” without the musical tracks attached. Just Whitney and the back-up singers. It showed how amazing Whitney’s voice was before she wrecked it with smoking and drug and alcohol abuse.

      Comment by rowan77 – April 19, 2012 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The video doesn’t load for anyone

    Comment by Shannon – April 19, 2012 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • is not working for me either

    Comment by andre – April 19, 2012 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not working :(!

    Comment by Roxy – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE VIDEO ISN’T WORKING, AUSIELLO I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU!!!!

    Comment by SAM – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s not loading

    Comment by marie line (@marlislash) – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not working…

    Comment by Marta – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • um the video won’t load

    Comment by claudia – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHY WHY THAT DOESN’T WORK ?

    Comment by finnchel – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this video doesn’t work… just like finchel

    Comment by alejandra – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It would be awesome if the video would load.

    Comment by :| – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haha, very funny. The video doesn’t load.

    Comment by no – April 19, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It won’t load for me :(

    Comment by Jos – April 19, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The link isn’t workung for anyone, could somebody
    Please rectify this? Thank you :)

    Comment by Sissi – April 19, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • stop being a piano cockblock and work already!

    Comment by msmandag14 – April 19, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DUDE IT WOUENT LEKJGLOAD IOH|UGGJSKED

    Comment by becca – April 19, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t watch it ! :/

    Comment by Nina – April 19, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • :( I don’t know if I want to watch, but I’m sad the choice is taken away because the vid doesn’t work.

    Comment by sparkysparky – April 19, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not working :(

    Comment by flanmaja – April 19, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’m crying omg please load

    Comment by cassie – April 19, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This video isn’t working! :(

    Comment by Eleanor – April 19, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its working guys yay!

    Comment by s.randell1@yahoo.com – April 19, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just watched it no problem. CHILLS. Amber Riley is so amazing.

    Comment by lily – April 19, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS IS SO GOOD! This is how I always wanted to hear Mercedes and Rachel together.

    Comment by Jos – April 19, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for this. These are literally the only characters on the show who’ve got any business singing Whitney to begin with.

    Comment by Marcus – April 19, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Worked for me! And it was AMAZING!!! So good. Actually looking forward to this week now.

    Comment by RachelA – April 19, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW!!!!!

    Comment by Lusiana Maggiore (@uglylusiana) – April 19, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD. They look gorgeous together, and they should all just sing forever, and Amber sounds amazing, and Lea’s voice didn’t grate and Naya sounded lovely, and what I could hear of Chris didn’t disappoint and just. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m looking forward to the songs now more than I have all season. Well, at least the ones these 4 are going to sing.

    Comment by sparkysparky – April 19, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As always Lea’s voice didn’t grate. Crazy talk.

      Comment by Jeff – April 19, 2012 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg. This is AWESOME ! And Chris is so sexy and they are all fabulous ! :o

    Comment by Nina – April 19, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beautifullllll!

    Comment by scar – April 19, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW. I’m actually blown away. Just when I was ready to give up on Glee and it’s music, they pull out a stunning arrangement like this one. Very, very well done.

    Comment by R – April 19, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, I think this was inspired by a track that was found after Whitney Houston died…I heard a clip of her singing this song a capella on the radio a couple of weeks back.

      Comment by hmm – April 19, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have (had) a extended mix cassette tape for “I Want To Dance With Somebody” that had an acapella version of that song. I loved it without the music. I wonder if “How Will I Know” was released that way too on an extended mix.

        Comment by wmjindsm – April 19, 2012 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • it was released as a capella on her 25th anniversary cd i think. i bought it on amazon after hearing this amazing arrangement and learning that it was almost identical to whitney’s version.

          Comment by Amanda – April 23, 2012 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG CHRIS COLFER!!! He need to sing in every episode! The number was great, every voice was amazing but Chris was just WOOOW

    Comment by Magui – April 19, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re joking, right? He didn’t even sing… There was nothing WOW about his performance.

      Comment by Dook – April 19, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I CAN listen his voice! and it’s amazing, if you can’t I’m sorry for you. His voice is clear in the choirs!

        Comment by Magui – April 19, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sorry for me? No need to be. I don’t like his shemale voice.

          Comment by Dook – April 19, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Er, yes he did. He just didn’t get solo lines.

        Comment by Sean C. – April 19, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think he’s singing “I have nothing” to Blaine at the end of the episode. Acording with the spoilers, and will be a solo. So exited!!

          Comment by Magui – April 19, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yep, they’re going to continue making Kurt pathetic and desperate. Fangirls need their slash to fap to!

            Comment by Marcus – April 19, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  
  • OMG!! That was AMAZING! It made me want to cry! Beautiful….Whitney would be proud!

    Comment by Divine Intervention – April 19, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo good! Brought tears to my eyes.

    Comment by JACK – April 19, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so glad Santana is included in yet another number, I haven’t been sick of her for two seasons already or anything.

    Comment by R – April 19, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Character bias rearing it’s ugly head, I see. She can harmonize, the song sounds great, so shut up and just enjoy the music.

      Comment by Teri – April 19, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAMMIT LOAD YOU STUPID VIDEO LOAD!

    Comment by SamyG – April 19, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It does work, And this song is amazing, Lea hits the note so well.

    Comment by Ariel – April 19, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • refresh the page, it’s working

    Comment by sup – April 19, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!! I loved it!!!!!

    Comment by GBz – April 19, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love it! They sound great! =D

    Comment by Becca – April 19, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is too good to be actually true. I’m astonished by their voices, and Amber is flawless as usual!

    Comment by Selenia – April 19, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow. I am actually crying. Amazing.

    Comment by Charli – April 19, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, that was incredible.

    Comment by anthonynewhall – April 19, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boring performance but good vocals

    Comment by Tia – April 19, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I almost always love Glee’s covers of songs but not this. I was unimpressed with the arrangement and acapella. These four have amazing vocals to be true but I cannot stand this arrangement. I didn’t like Rolling in the Deep with Rachel and Jesse acapella either. I am disappointed. Amber came very close to the level of Whitney and her soulful sound. Don’t care for the harmonies at all.

      Comment by yep – April 19, 2012 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • totally making cry

    Comment by starmaiden – April 19, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it me, or did that have a depressing, funereal quality to it? Don’t get me wrong, the song was amazing, but the beginning looks sad.

    Comment by lady.lightning – April 19, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think they’re mourning Whitney’s death in this clip.

      Comment by Amber – April 19, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When are they going to stop shoving Santana down our throat? They could’ve easily had Puck or Tina in her place. I like Naya’s voice – I just feel like she sings evey episode and it gets tiring now. She has duets with Brittany and Santana and a lead in a group number + this. Ugh.

    Comment by Dee – April 19, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • *Rachel. Excuse me. :)

      Comment by Dee – April 19, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Can’t you just love the spin they did on it?

        And I’m sorry I love Puck and Tina but Rachel has the better voice for what they were going for.

        Puck would have been horrible in this

        Comment by Sasha – April 19, 2012 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • She meant Santana, lol. The “*Rachel” was about when she was talking about the duets Santana has had.

          Comment by Rob – April 19, 2012 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Except Rachel has sung in less episode that Blaine, Mercedes and Santana so far this this season. has had less solos than Blaine and Mercedes .

        Comment by Kim – April 19, 2012 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tina, I agree could probably have sung it. What on Earth makes you think Puck could sing Whitney? His voice isn’t remotely suited to her music.

      Besides which, Santana’s a major character and one of the four confirmed returning graduates, and appears to have a major story this episode. Her inclusion would presumably also relate to that.

      Comment by Sean C. – April 19, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly, they could’ve put Tina in her place and she would’ve sound so much better. I think most people don’t even know how good Jenna is. I’ve heard her sing non-Glee stuff and she’s so good. Way beter than Naya. I don’t get how Puck fits into this though.

      Comment by Dean – April 19, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re crazy. Naya has the best voice. She wa perfect in this song and all the others. Hater!

      Comment by Guitarlover – April 19, 2012 10:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is so beautiful

    Comment by Krista – April 19, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was ridiculously amazing!!!! why can’t it be tuesday already!

    Comment by Sydney – April 19, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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