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

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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)



Comments (22)

  • No one cares

    Comment by Jope – October 17, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Apparently you care enough to comment. Dumbass.

      Comment by uu124413 – October 17, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Friendly reminder, folks. Don’t feed the trolls.

      Comment by Meredith – October 17, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mostly true. Nobody cares abou Glee anymore and Gaga is irrelevant now. I still watch Glee tho.

      Comment by The One – October 17, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • also Marry the Night & Wide Awake.
    Keep up tvline…this has been out for awhile

    Comment by lalaland – October 17, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Should just call it Born This Way part 2.

    Comment by Nunaya_Bidness – October 17, 2013 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by kd83954 – October 17, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @jope then why the hell comment then? Dumbass

    Comment by nateddog – October 17, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by The One – October 17, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t worry she has a storyline coming up!!! :)

      Comment by Tay – October 17, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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?

      Comment by ana – October 17, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Bc of the NY overexposition. It seems pretty obvious to me. Ratings were steady with the McKinley overexposition.

        Comment by The One – October 17, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The new kids are like watching paint dry over tired storylines.

          We need more Santana, much much much less Blaine

          Comment by Juan – October 17, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • 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.

            Comment by Fernanda – October 17, 2013 04:56 PM PDT  
  • Weren’t these songs out way after the current glee timeline? Unless they’re time jumping…

    Comment by Amanda – October 17, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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?

      Comment by Zayne – October 17, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like The Apocalipsticks

    Comment by Juan – October 17, 2013 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apocalypstics?

    Comment by Juan – October 17, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish the show took place entirely in NY.

    Comment by Ava – October 17, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ” ‘[...] 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?

    Comment by -- – October 17, 2013 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by choosing a career path – October 17, 2013 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should cover Unconditionally and Venus instead, lol.

    Comment by Leo – October 17, 2013 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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