'Glee's Cory Monteith Tribute Episode Set List Includes Some Surprisingly Upbeat Choices
On Wednesday, the coroner's office in British Columbia confirmed the initial reports that Glee actor Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, and on Thursday, the set list for Glee's Cory Monteith tribute episode was released. On Oct. 10, the hit show on Fox will honor the actor with an episode dedicated to his character Finn Hudson's death. Apparently, the show will open with news of Hudson's passing, and the rest of the hour will feature the cast of characters mourning his loss. Lea Michele's Rachel Berry, however, will not appear until the end of episode.
So what will they sing? According to Perez Hilton, the set list will include the following six songs, all which are sure to make you tear up. Or at least scratch your eye because, wow, what is up with the dust in here?
The first song will allegedly be "Seasons of Love" from Rent. With lyrics like, "How do you measure a year in the life/ How about loooooOOooOOOOOooOOoooove", it's the perfect song to sing when you want to share an uplifting message about the untimely death of someone so young.
Next up is The Prentenders' "I'll Stand By You," which like, oof. This is going to be a toughie. Not only is it very difficult to sing, but hellooooo emotion. "Come on, come to me now/ Don't be ashamed to cry"...
So here's an interesting choice: "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor will also be a part of the episode. I'll be curious to see what they do with this one because even though the lyrics are sad, the beat is mid-tempo and a little sunshiney, if you ask me.
Speaking of interesting choices, The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" is another sort of sing-songy tune about death... "If I die young, bury me in satin/ Lay me down on a bed of roses/ Sink me in the river at dawn/ Send me away with the words of a love song." We'll see how this plays out.
Bruce Springsteen's "No Surrender" also made the cut. Looks like we'll get a reprieve from the tissue box when the Glee cast sings this up beat song about everlasting friendship... a very fitting theme.
Knowing as we think we do that Rachel Berry will appear at the end of the episode, and seeing as Adele's version of "Make You Feel My Love" is last on the set list, it would make sense that this will be Berry and Lea Michele's tribute to Hudson and Monteith. Oh my aching knee caps, this will be hard to watch. Emotionally speaking, of course.
The episode will air Thursday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox.