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Glee's 'Inspirational' Lady Gaga/Katy Perry Episode to Cover Hits 'Applause' and 'Roar'

Glee Season 5Glee will get back to its flamboyant, highly theatrical roots when it returns on Nov. 7, and the latest hits from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry will play a starring role.

“The episode is called ‘A Katy or a Gaga’ and it’s about the kids trying to figure out who they are as artists,” reveals exec producer Ryan Murphy. “I love both those artists, we’ve used them for many years on the show and they were very gracious to give us [their songs].”

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Gaga and Perry’s current hit singles, “Applause” and “Roar,” are among the tracks to be featured this time around. (Press PLAY below for a first look at the spectacle.)

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Coming off the deeply emotional Finn tribute episode, “I wanted to do something that was maybe a little more inspirational, because that was so hard on the cast,” Murphy explains. “So we did something that [features] a lot of costumes, a lot of great set pieces.” (Reporting by Scott Huver)

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22 Comments
  1. Jope says:

    No one cares

  2. lalaland says:

    also Marry the Night & Wide Awake.
    Keep up tvline…this has been out for awhile

  3. Nunaya_Bidness says:

    Should just call it Born This Way part 2.

  4. kd83954 says:

    I can’t wait! Should be a super fun episode with a lot of theatricality! ALSO, Adam Lambert starts his run AND Demi Lovato returns!! The first three episodes were superb; I have high hopes for this season!

  5. nateddog says:

    @jope then why the hell comment then? Dumbass

  6. The One says:

    So sad Marley has barely had one line during these three episodes. The NY overexposition will kill Glee before the final season. MARK MY WORDS.
    People will know that Kurt and Santana are cool in small doses (even if I can’t stand Kurt and don’t get the appeal at all).
    I really like the new guys last year.

    • Tay says:

      Don’t worry she has a storyline coming up!!! :)

    • ana says:

      If the NY side is going to kill Glee, then why were the ratings so down last season when there was an overexposition of McKinley?

      • The One says:

        Bc of the NY overexposition. It seems pretty obvious to me. Ratings were steady with the McKinley overexposition.

        • Juan says:

          The new kids are like watching paint dry over tired storylines.

          We need more Santana, much much much less Blaine

          • Fernanda says:

            Agree.. don’t get me wrong, I love Darren but Blaine is too annoying without Kurt around. The show must to bring back Klaine as a full time couple and Rachel has to get a female nemesis on Broadway. I love the SMASH reference in the 2nd episode.

  7. Amanda says:

    Weren’t these songs out way after the current glee timeline? Unless they’re time jumping…

    • Zayne says:

      LOL, are you really trying to apply continuity to Glee? The show that makes characters do 180s for plot purposes whenever they feel like it?

  8. Juan says:

    I like The Apocalipsticks

  9. Juan says:

    Apocalypstics?

  10. Ava says:

    I wish the show took place entirely in NY.

  11. -- says:

    ” ‘[…] it’s about the kids trying to figure out who they are as artists,’ reveals exec producer Ryan Murphy.” Doesn’t he say that about every episode though?

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  13. Leo says:

    They should cover Unconditionally and Venus instead, lol.