Naya Rivera Remembered: Top 10 Glee Performances Worth Revisiting

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As fans across the world grapple with the loss of Naya Rivera — the 33-year-old actress was confirmed dead on Monday after a multi-day investigation into her disappearance — TVLine is reflecting on the music she left behind.

Though she played nearly two dozen roles throughout her career, Rivera will be remembered most for her iconic portrayal of Glee‘s Santana Lopez, an unapologetic powerhouse with a voice even bigger than her heart. From high-energy Tina Turner numbers to heartbreaking power ballads, Rivera elevated every song she was tasked with performing.

She also had a knack for putting her own stamp on familiar songs, giving the originals a run for their money. (Few would dare to do what she did with a timeless classic like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and even fewer could actually pull it off.)

As a tribute to all that Rivera gave us during her time on Glee, TVLine has compiled 10 of Santana’s top performances from the show’s run. Though by no means the only Santana songs worth revisiting, they’re certainly a good place to start.

(For the record, we excluded that performance — you know the one — from Glee‘s Cory Monteith tribute episode. Some things are just too difficult to revisit.)

Scroll down to relive 10 of Santana’s biggest moments, then drop a comment with your picks. Which of Rivera’s performances will you always remember? 

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