'Glee' Recap: Did The Glee Club Win Nationals?

Tue, May 24, 2011 11:19pm EDT by 39 Comments

It’s finally time for the McKinley high school glee club to go to Nationals in NYC!

Even though the glee club was under strict instruction from Will (Matthew Morrison) to write their songs for the national competition in their hotel room, they couldn’t help but hear the city calling them!

Will was being dishonest because the real reason he wanted them to stay in their hotel room is because he had to go to Broadway for auditions. He seemed completely in his element performing on the empty stage — so you can’t help but wish him well!

Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) went out on a “work date,” but Finn was obviously infatuated with her the entire time. Rachel became majorly star struck when she saw Patti LuPone at the restaurant. And as they were walking home, Finn went in for the kiss — but she turned him down! Was it because of Jessie (Jonathan Groff), or because she was too focused on winning?

Rachel and Kurt (Chris Colfer) decided they absolutely have to return to Manhattan for college, even though Rachel said she really wanted to get back together with Finn, too. They duo gets caught breaking into the Wicked theater on Broadway, but the security guard was sweet and gave them 15 minutes to live out their fantasy of singing on the stage. I have to say, their duet of “For Good” was breathtaking.

Meanwhile, Quinn (Dianna Agron) kept acting like she was over Finn, but then she had an outburst in the hotel room, saying she doesn’t care about getting over him.

The glee club watched some of the other teams perform and they must have been a little intimidated by the performance of Usher‘s “Yeah,” which was awesome and performed by an all-girl team.

Charice (aka Sunshine Corazon) didn’t disappoint either, as she belted out a new song, “As Long As You’re There.”

Rachel and Finn’s duet was just as intense as it promised to be, but Lea’s voice is so dominant over everyone else’s that I felt like Finn drowned in the sound. It worked out, though, because it’s really all about the sexual tension, and not the vocals at this point. The song was sealed with a long-overdue kiss in total silence — a perfect ending for the finale.

After the performance, Finn defended his super-intense onstage kiss with Rachel to her creepy ex-boyfriend, Jesse.

And now… Are you ready for the biggest disappointment EVER? Their team didn’t even place in the top ten at nationals. Everyone blamed Rachel and Finn’s public kiss, but just after my heart dropped, I realized no one seemed nearly as disappointed as they should have after their big loss.

The episode wrapped up with a few happy endings: Blaine (Darren Criss) said “I love you” to Kurt, and Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) hugged it out and confirmed they really are best friends.

The episode ended on a positive note and everyone seemed excited to try to win Nationals their senior year. — I just hope there’s more Charice next season!

–Brooke Peoples

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brittany

Posted at 12:58 PM on June 13, 2011  

i think its sad that they dont come in the top ten and that finn dumped quinn for annoying racheal i think its silly and wills leaving for brodway so so sad. And its sad that brittany and santana dont get together makes me wanna cry

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anromable

Posted at 7:18 AM on May 28, 2011  

And by the way, Charice acting in last episode IMPROVES.

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anromable

Posted at 7:09 AM on May 28, 2011  

If Charice (Sunshine Corazon) will be a permanent guest of Glee in season 3, I hope she will be a love interest of Puck. He will introduce Sunshine to his family and be rejected and malign. Then she will sing “Before it Explodes” while Puck is rebelling against his Family.

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saffy

Posted at 5:31 AM on May 28, 2011  

i still cant get over listening to sunshines “As Long As You’re There.” so love the song!!!!

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amor

Posted at 6:23 AM on May 27, 2011  

i started watching GLEE bcoz of CHARICE. I just want to see more of her. i just love that girl! aside from being talented, she`s d kind of daughter that every mom would be proud of!

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aj

Posted at 10:10 PM on May 26, 2011  

sam and mecedes NO! all i wanna see is rachel and finn

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Casey

Posted at 6:15 AM on May 26, 2011  

We didnt place at nationals !!!!!
NOOO !!!

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JD

Posted at 8:17 PM on May 25, 2011  

Just 3 words -> More Charice pls :)

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SlyGuy

Posted at 8:11 PM on May 25, 2011  

Whether or not she’ll be on next season is inconsequential. She got the exposure and she will survive without the show. I would rather she get most of the proceeds from sales rather than it going to FOX. That guy who plays Finn said he got a whopping $400 when one of the records went number 1…nice.

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fran

Posted at 12:40 AM on May 26, 2011  

that was just his very first check. Don’t pretend that is all they got.

she is doing fine but no reason to diss the others or what they are getting.

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SlyGuy

Posted at 1:49 PM on May 26, 2011  

I was dissing Fox (although after reading a few more articles I should be dissing Sony). The Glee cast are still not getting what they deserve and so have signed record deals with other labels. Charice is already on one of the biggest labels in the biz…so yes, she will be fine.

 
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Maggie

Posted at 5:37 PM on May 25, 2011  

of course they didn’t won, if they had, it would have take the interesting out of season 3

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Anna

Posted at 3:49 PM on May 25, 2011  

mercedes and sam!! aww!! love them together!! <3

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ick

Posted at 3:42 PM on May 25, 2011  

Wow Charice did not look good last night. What happened?

Plus the dress and makeup didn’t help.

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Chelsea

Posted at 1:50 PM on May 25, 2011  

I thought the finale was great last night! I loved the original songs and charice was amazing as always! I also hope she is on glee next season. Charice just released two more solo songs as well, they are awesome. She just released louder and lost the best thing on itunes. Everyone go and check those out!

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camo

Posted at 10:16 AM on May 25, 2011  

glee is a one hour programme featuring nine songs they can sing the whole version of the sont not enough time .stop whining and just enjoy the moment some of you guys take the joy out of the moment by complaining about trivial things .there are worst thing in life just enjoy the moment without nitpicking .

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blainee

Posted at 10:15 AM on May 25, 2011  

I wanna see more of Charice in the next season!

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ILuvCharice

Posted at 9:50 AM on May 25, 2011  

My sentiments exactly!!! I want to see more of Sunshine/Charice on next season!!! because she is the only reason why I started to watch Glee. I love me some Sunshine!!! :)

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peakarach

Posted at 5:12 AM on May 25, 2011  

I think Glee screw up big time by not showing the rest of Sunshine performance.

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kow

Posted at 1:32 PM on May 25, 2011  

it wasn’t a very good song, she sung it well though. Plus it was noting in comparison to past VA numbers. Total let down.

This was the first time I though ND and VA were even on the same level.

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Tim

Posted at 5:07 AM on May 25, 2011  

wow you charcie fans are in denial. No question your girl can sing but she will not be a part of glee in the future.

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peakarach

Posted at 5:11 AM on May 25, 2011  

How do you know?

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i know

Posted at 1:29 PM on May 25, 2011  

because she did not add enough to the show. She isn’t a very god actress, she is too busy.

Rachel has friends now she doesn’t need an outsider and she isn’t a rival.

Her songs have not done as well as Darren or Lea’s and right now glee is aobut itune sales.

 
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Dash

Posted at 10:22 PM on May 25, 2011  

I think her Glee songs have done pretty well considering that they are BALLAD songs and are not very much the trend nowadays. Add the fact that she had very limited screen time. And isn’t that All By Myself the only song, along with Turning Tables, to enter the Billboard Chart among the songs for the A Night of Neglect episode? Even her rendition of Listen charted pretty well (higher in fact than Beyonce’s which is the original), so is As Long as You’re There. I wish she had been given the chance to sing upbeat songs because I know she can KILL them. I’ve seen lots of her Youtube videos. And she can seriously DANCE as well. Heck, she can even rap and beatbox! This girl is really, madly talented. Listen to her new songs Louder and One Day on Youtube. And I’ve heard her dance MV for Louder is coming out in a few weeks. I’m sure its gonna be wicked!

 
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oprah

Posted at 12:42 AM on May 26, 2011  

blah, blah. yea we heard it already. still b-way tunes are are
doing better than her song.

 
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Mars

Posted at 7:56 AM on May 26, 2011  

To oprah: Ha, I love that you admitted that this kid’s talent is undeniable. And we don’t care if b-way tunes or any other songs are doing better than her songs. She’ll have her time because Glee is not all she has. And we love her for who she is. You don’t love an artist just because she’s selling more, right? LOL.

 
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anya

Posted at 6:35 AM on May 25, 2011  

I agree.. I like her, but I don’t think she’ll be part of the show

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Deliverance

Posted at 10:48 AM on June 8, 2011  

Charice acting is still raw , English has improved a lot though . No question, she is most superior than the cast when singing.

Destined to be a Diva.

Perfect ,humble personality. I just wonder why she is getting so much bashing. They are afraid of this 19 year old from a far away country ? Just wondering….

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MarkTheCode

Posted at 4:36 AM on May 25, 2011  

I think Ryan Murphy is trying to recruit Charice as a regular cast for next season. It’s quite obvious that he’s trying to make Charice and Rachel BFF in next season. But that’s all my opinion and my BIG wish haha. Hope to see more sunshine in next season. She can dance, rap, do soft songs, and her acting has improved greatly from what i saw on Glee Finale. Way to go Charice!

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Joe

Posted at 5:06 AM on May 25, 2011  

that is funny no way will she be a cast member next year.

that scene was there for character growth for Rachel nothing about it was for Sunshine.

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Ed Odnil

Posted at 3:44 AM on May 25, 2011  

Wish they gave more scenes of Charice. Sof far, in the three episodes that she appeared, she was mostly singing on the stage. She sings great, but the producers should show her other talents. She could probably dance too.

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Jack

Posted at 2:28 AM on May 25, 2011  

Bring back sunshine! We need more Charice in our lives…lol

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FTCL13

Posted at 1:44 AM on May 25, 2011  

Charice was so awesome‼ they should had more of her on there!

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gleeadic

Posted at 1:29 AM on May 25, 2011  

Give us some more Charice!!!

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seedfff

Posted at 11:52 PM on May 24, 2011  

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Cindy Meegan

Posted at 11:30 PM on May 24, 2011  

What I found weird was mercedes and sam? Strange couple alert!

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Roses4you

Posted at 8:15 AM on May 25, 2011  

I didn’t find them strange at all. You had to see it coming after the whole prom thing. Its cute and Mercedes needs love just like everyone else. I think Same is a perfect fit.

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Jeef

Posted at 1:30 PM on May 25, 2011  

I didn’t find them strange plus they set it up at Prom. What may concern is neither are strong actors even that one scene was a bit wear.

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