The 'Glee' Final Sectionals Set List Is Killer, But Can It Beat Past Competitions?
It's that time of the year, Glee fans! The newest New Directions have formed, bonded, and rehearsed, and their first true test — Sectionals — is just around the corner in this Friday's episode, titled "We Built This Glee Club." While the first half of the musical dramedy's final season largely focused on the alumni and their varying romances and career choices, the last couple of episodes have finally let us get to know the most recent crop of McKinley students: quiet Roderick, brassy Jane, gay jock Spencer, and twin Cheerios Madison and Mason, among others. And thanks to the iTunes release of the music from this week's episode, we know exactly what the group is going to be singing for Sectionals... Glee's last competition ever!
You'll recall from last week that Dalton Academy burned to the ground, which of course leads to the natural conclusion that the Warblers must join with the New Directions to form a super-show choir. This plot point conveniently solved the small problem that ND didn't have enough members to be eligible to compete — and now McKinley's glee club has more bodies and more voices than ever before. Will the supergroup be able to beat Clint and Vocal Adrenaline? Probably, with this set list.
The New Directions will start off their performance with Hozier's "Take Me To Church," led by Roderick with small parts from Jane, Kitty, and the Head Warbler. They'll follow that dark tune up with Sia's hit song "Chandelier," which is sung by all the ladies (Jane/Kitty/Madison). And finally, the group will conclude with a slightly older tune, Styx's "Come Sail Away," featuring Madison, Mason, Kitty and Spencer.
Put together, those three songs make for one of the strongest set lists New Directions has ever assembled. They'll be facing off against VA's renditions of Starship's "We Built This City" and Toni Basil's "Mickey," but judging by the strength of ND's three tracks, I'd say they've got this one in the bag.
But how exactly does Season 6's Sectionals stack up against Glee's other competition episodes? Here's my definitive ranking of all 12 of the New Directions' set lists...
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