February 1, 2012

Annie are you okay?

I have a hate hate like love hate thing for Glee, which I think is on the slide. Occasionally, however, they nail it. Like this arrangement /performance of Smooth Criminal...



Naya Rivera is a star, period. The whole thing - cellos to chairs to vocals - is perfect. This isn't totally down to the genius of Glee producers. Idolator makes the point that they co-opted it from an earlier performance by the two cellists. Regardless, the iTunes version of the track is longer, at 3:35, extending the string break in the middle.

3 comments:

Martin said...

The arrangement is stolen from 2CELLOS -- http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smooth-criminal-single/id431165068

xolondon said...

That is 2CELLOS in the scene, though correct?

Martin said...

News reports say yes. But it is a sign that there is little creativity behind _Glee_ these days. I hope that 2CELLOS and the original video director were compensated well.