Exclusive

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].”

RELATED | Ryan Murphy Confirms Glee Will End Next Season — Get Scoop on the Series Finale

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.)

RELATED | Glee‘s Farewell to Finn: What Grade Do You Give the Episode?

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)