Lea Michele’s Best ‘Glee’ Moments Because Rachel Berry Always Kills It — VIDEO

A very happy birthday is in order for songstress Lea Michele because the Glee actress turns 28 on Friday. But, no worries, Lea, you don't look a day over Rachel Berry's nineteen years to me. Now, it's no secret that Michele has accomplished a lot in her young life, but realizing that she's done it all before turning thirty makes the rest of us feel a bit like peasants, doesn't it? Michele began her Broadway career at age eight, has tackled dramatic plays and comedic shows, has her own solo album, and a book deal. All the while we've been watching jumping baby animals on Vine. Sigh. To best celebrate this Broadway baby's birthday, let's take a look at the moments when Lea Michele's really stole the show on Glee.

Being that Michele has added a plethora of performances to her resume since her first stint as Cosette in Les Mis, it'd be tough to pull out her best performances overall. Instead, I'd like to focus on what she's best known for: those Glee instances when she truly brought down the house and crushed everyone's dreams of ever living up to her covers at karaoke. But hey, that doesn't mean I still won't try... and fail. Miserably.

Check out Michele's most impressive Glee performances below:

"TO LOVE YOU MORE"

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Listen, I would've given her the callback too.

"DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE"

Ward Aldelhof on YouTube

To make an iconic Barbra Streisand song your own is truly a feat.

"TAKING CHANCES"

Geovanna Fernandes on YouTube

She slays it as if it's not a Celine Dion song or something.

"DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA"

0deine0mudda0 on YouTube

I mean...

"THE ONLY EXCEPTION"

Patrick Moreira on YouTube

This song has always been a favorite because it's more subtle but still incredibly powerful.

"WHO ARE YOU NOW"

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I'm not crying, I swear.

"WALKING ON SUNSHINE"/"HALO"

Daireann on YouTube

That last note? Holy hell.

"DON'T STOP BELIEVING"

AnskyLun on YouTube

While this song has become Glee-iconic, when Rachel took a stab at her solo version I think I liked it even better.

"CRY"

I Wanna Be A Gleek on YouTube

It just makes it that much better that she actually cries while singing "Cry." Girl delivers.

"MY MAN"

Bruno Aparecido on YouTube

*Bowing at her feet*

"TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART"

Viiics on YouTube

How does one not pass out after belting like that?

"WHAT I DID FOR LOVE"

Julieta GleekParawhore on YouTube

Such a sweet serenade considering just before this she sent a girl to a crack house.

"IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW"

Hailton Silva on YouTube

I'm seeing a Celine theme here and I'm loving it.

"DEFYING GRAVITY"

jaze56jaze on YouTube

Rachel was the clear winner in this contest.

"WITHOUT YOU"

Glee OntuBe on YouTube

Who would've thought that this song could be transformed like this?!

A very happy birthday to you, Miss Lea Michele. Keep the hits coming!