KIRSTIN SAYS: I Saw The 'Glee' Premiere & Here Are Six Reasons Why It's The BEST Episode Yet!

Wed, September 8, 2010 2:12pm EST by 60 Comments
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SPOILER ALERT! I didn’t think it was possible, but McKinley High got even MORE entertaining than before…keep reading to get the inside scoop on the season premiere of Glee!

I’m not going to lie — I thought Glee had lost it’s charm by the end of last season, but just like creator, Ryan Murphy, promised, the award-winning Fox show is coming back with a vengeance. I was at the screening and premiere party last night in Los Angeles and the first episode of the second season is the best EVER. Seriously…here’s why:

  • Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has competition — both literally and figuratively! Actress Dot Jones joins the cast as the new female football coach, Beaste, and gives Sue a run for her money both at the high school and in the comedy realm.

  • The person who you’d least expect to see be a cheerleader tries out for the Cheerios…and it’s NOT Puck (Mark Salling). Even Sue’s #1 sidekick, Becky, can’t help but crack up.
  • Charice — the girl who Oprah claims is the most talented in the world — is freaking AMAZING and puts Lea Michele to shame during her huge solo, “Listen,” from Dreamgirls.
  • Justin Bieber has joined the cast! Well, okay…I lied. But his semi-lookalike has! Chord Overstreet — the new series regular — and his luscious blond locks and full lips might send you over the edge. Too bad his character doesn’t seem like he plays for my team…
  • Forget guest stars! The premiere episode actually focuses on the true Gleeks, which is a welcome change. Watch out for Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), his big new story line and his HOT abs. (Cory Monteith, who?) Plus, Heather Morris (Brittany) has the FUNNIEST one liners. I didn’t think they could get better, but they did.
  • THE MUSIC ROCKS. Well, this is an obvious, but I loved seeing other characters besides Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) rap. Opening with Jay-Z‘s “Empire State of Mind” and Lady Gaga‘s “Telephone” = sheer brilliance.

Season two of Glee premieres Sept. 21 — are YOU Gleeking out?

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Tiana

Posted at 9:34 PM on September 8, 2010  

I am an avid broadway theater goer and have been following Lea Michelle’s career since her “Spring Awakening” performances…She’s a phenomenal broadway theater actress!!!

Unfortunately, the reality of this all is… Charice’s talent is was bigger than Lea Michelle’s , even at her tender age of only 18…Lea will probably remain as the main character of Glee for a long time…but Charice will use Glee only as a rest stop while she continues her journey to global stardom… With support from the most powerful people in the entertainment industry, Charice will reach stardom that only people like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson have achieved…

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Carvin

Posted at 9:11 AM on September 9, 2010  

AMEN TO THAT!

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GleeSoonTobeFan

Posted at 11:30 PM on September 9, 2010  

well written…..to the point!

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GleeSoonTobeFan

Posted at 11:31 PM on September 9, 2010  

well written…..to the point!

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Dhen

Posted at 9:30 PM on September 8, 2010  

Charice has becoming more famous! have u seen the tweets,

from Billboard to those attended the premiere, they’re all praises..can’t wait anymore.

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Spring

Posted at 9:25 PM on September 8, 2010  

Good job Kirstin! Clearly, this elicited varied reactions from different people. Everyone, please calm down! The author was just talking about that particular scene. No need to freak out. Charice was just doing her job…and Lea will always be the Glee diva. There.

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PEDRO LIM

Posted at 9:18 PM on September 8, 2010  

well the fact is charice is one of the best singer in the world.let the audience judge who is better.people have different opinion,it is a matter of who will shine in this show.i think charice i a promising star to surprise the televiewer.

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jayson

Posted at 9:15 PM on September 8, 2010  

at first i wasnt watching glee and i dont really care about it, i thought its just for amateurs.. but since charice’s gonna be there, im so excited now to see charice on glee..she’s a phenominal singer and honestly Lea has no match(i dont get goosebumps with lea) to charice voicewise..

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Streetcred

Posted at 9:04 PM on September 8, 2010  

C’mon Lea fans, no one is bashing Lea — it’s just a reporter spicing the TV rivalry up. I’m sure that was the intention of that particular scene — to make Charice look soo amazing that Lea had to hide behind a chair. It’s just a TV show, people! In real life, both Lea and Charice are amazingly talented people in their own right, and are actually really fond of each other. Have you read their tweets to each other? Calm down, relax and enjoy the show, guys!

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gabi

Posted at 8:06 PM on September 8, 2010  

beck is not sue sister, she is a student. Can’t wait for the 2 season and finchel scenes.

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Corrine

Posted at 7:08 PM on September 8, 2010  

LOL, at all the jealous Lea Michele fans coming out (although I bet you’re all one and the same – fr. you ip addresses)! The fact still is – Kirstin is not being biased (and just putting her own 2 cents into things). And all the tweets from people who attended the premiere says so, that Charice was amazing! Even Glee’s own pricipal Figgins twitted about it and in Billboard.com’s own twitter words “Charice just killed it.” Nobody’s putting Lea M. down, it just you fans who are making a fuss. Deal with it! Isn’t this just Glee’s story lines about Charice’s and Lea Michele’s characters in the first place “frenemy competition.”

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Carvin

Posted at 9:21 AM on September 9, 2010  

I even had a feeling that its Rachel who will bully sunshine since she doesnt want any new members in the club? the best example is the bathroom/toilet scene you can see on her face how she hates sunshine.

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hanna

Posted at 6:37 PM on September 8, 2010  

I think lea is amazing, and the autor note is always bias because if you read the others articles is clear that she doesn’t like lea, so I don’t care about her opinion what I watched last season I think lea is a great talent.

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Carvin

Posted at 9:16 AM on September 9, 2010  

What if she says, LEA MICHELLE was amazing in her song number. do you think her opinion will not matter to you? GET A LIFE HANNA!

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Carly

Posted at 6:28 PM on September 8, 2010  

yeahhhh, no way Charice put Broadway star Lea Michele to shame. Won’t believe that for a second. Lea IS actually the most talented woman in the world. period.

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Jenna

Posted at 6:32 PM on September 8, 2010  

Yeah, Charice’s only job in Glee is to give Rachel (Lea Michele) more storylines and screen time and ultimately make her look better so nothing to worry about! Lea will always remain number one. :)

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Corrine

Posted at 6:13 PM on September 8, 2010  

Yah, I agree with Jenny S. Remember, Erika and Glee the Great – Kirstin was there on this premiere and saw the 1st episode. Meanwhile, you (Erika and Glee the Great) wasn’t even there. You haven’t even seen the 1st episode yet and on your own admitted – you don’t even know Charice.

To Kirstin:
More power to you! Thanks for these tidbits, it was so much fun reading about them and getting me more excited about the 2nd season of Glee. Love this write-up!

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JennyS

Posted at 6:04 PM on September 8, 2010  

LOL,Erika and Glee is Great – how obvious you are being Lea Michele fans. This author is not even putting anybody down – but just having her own input of things (I guess, being a Glee fan,without being a fanatic of anyone on the show). So grow up you two! And just because she makes her own honest comment/opinion about Charice – that makes you two not like the girl (how shallow is that)? I mean seriously, some fanatics really need to go out there and need some growing up to do!

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gllllleeeekkkk!

Posted at 7:50 PM on September 8, 2010  

Amen.

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erika

Posted at 5:34 PM on September 8, 2010  

I from Argentina and here nobody knows who Charice is, but I already dislike her because of this kind of opinion that need to trash other to compliment her.
I really hope she is a good actress and singer so will not bring glee down.
sorry for any mistakes, english is not my first language.

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Tiana

Posted at 9:24 PM on September 8, 2010  

Charice is not that well known yet in some Spanish speaking countries…but she already huge in Asia, Europe and Australia and will get even bigger when Glee 2 starts… It seems like this reporter already LOVED her performance in the 2nd Season First Episode which shows that her acting and singing will not be an issue…
I have American Argentinian friends here in New York and they all are big fans of Charice! I am sure you will be too!!!

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bella

Posted at 9:17 AM on September 9, 2010  

search CHARICE on youtube you’ll see for yourself how talented this young girl… when i first saw her on starking i was really amazed then she guested on ellen, search again CHARICE ON ELLEN then on OPRAH… you’ll see how amazed ellen and oprah! her life story is even better before she came where she is now. if you’re not going to be moved by this girl’s story and talent then i don’t know any more!

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GleeSoonTobeFan

Posted at 11:36 PM on September 9, 2010  

why dislike Charice…what did she do to you?

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cardcrusher

Posted at 7:07 AM on November 22, 2010  

Erika, that’s how Charice fans are. They need to trash others to make Charice look godd for a good reason: Charice is a flop. Her single and album are flops. Her fans can’t promote her without tearing down others.

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Glee is Great

Posted at 4:54 PM on September 8, 2010  

Seriously? Was there a reason you needed to put down Lea Michele to build up Charice (Point #3)? Both girls can sing, but if you can’t compliment one without dissing the other then you’re a hack writer who needs to get a hold of her own personal issues. We’re all lucky Lea Michele is on Glee. She’s an incredibly talented singer and actress (she’s a decent dancer, but that’s definitely not her strength). I don’t know how good an actress Charice is, but I know the girl can sing (Although Oprah was definitely overstating it, as she does). But Charice is only temporary (I hope), because you and her uber-fans are already making me hate the girl. WTF is wrong with people?

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gllllleeeekkkk!

Posted at 7:49 PM on September 8, 2010  

Put her down to build up Charice? Get a life. WTF is wrong with you??

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keeper

Posted at 10:58 PM on September 8, 2010  

The wrong is with you…. lol

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m.

Posted at 4:45 PM on September 8, 2010  

I don’t think Becky is Sue’s sister? Isn’t she a girl with the same syndrom Sue’s sister in fact has (Down’s) which results in Sue feeling more sympathetic towards her?

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gllllleeeekkkk!

Posted at 4:34 PM on September 8, 2010  

So excited for the new season! Thanks for the spoilers. Wish I could have been there.

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Anthony

Posted at 4:11 PM on September 8, 2010  

As Charice said in her red carpet interview, Rachelle and Sunshine are going to be “Frenemies” Let the healthy competition begin. No need to put anyone down or for name calling. It’s all going to be in fun!

Cant’ wait for the diva-off’s and duet’s that may come out.

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bette

Posted at 4:00 PM on September 8, 2010  

Charice is truly amazing. She will not be invited in Rotterdam, Netherland to sing “You´ll Never Walk Alone” live infront of 75,000 people, if she doesn´t have anything to offer.

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dayana

Posted at 4:00 PM on September 8, 2010  

I love Finchel and Lea Michele rocks.
If the jornalist doesn’t know how separe actors from fiction and need to bring the actress down because of her personal opinion that is a shame.

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nate

Posted at 3:47 PM on September 8, 2010  

I love Lea’s voice, and I agree with the person that said you don’t like her so you always need to put her down.

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gllllleeeekkkk!

Posted at 4:32 PM on September 8, 2010  

When did the journalist put down Lea in this article? I’m pretty sure she loves GLEE and all of the characters just like we all do :) There is NO disputing that she has an amazing voice!

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Julie

Posted at 3:36 PM on September 8, 2010  

Doesn’t Mark Sailing play Puck, not Finn (point #2)?

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Joan

Posted at 3:15 PM on September 8, 2010  

Some people are going to like Rachel more and some will like Sunshine more. I personally am already tired of people insisting one is better than the other. They are both talented to pretend differntly is silly or to be insulting is just so immature. Please keep it to the characters and leave the singers out of it.

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Jay

Posted at 3:08 PM on September 8, 2010  

You just don’t like Lea for some reason. I am not saying Chrice is anything but wonderful, but really no reason to be to put down Lea either. Really not reason to slam someone to build up another person. Just rude.

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MarinaDel_RollsRoyce

Posted at 2:51 PM on September 8, 2010  

For sure i’ll be gleeking out for the first time. Can’t wait to see Charice and what her character brings to the table…. BTW, fab work Kirstin!

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Jenna

Posted at 2:26 PM on September 8, 2010  

Nothing on Finn and Rachel?

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Kirstin Benson

Posted at 2:43 PM on September 8, 2010  

Hi Jenna! Finn and Rachel’s story line is pretty subdued in the first episode. I can say that they both think the other is going to break up with them. Finn keeps Rachel in check…

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