The wait is almost over! Next week, Idina returns to Glee as Shelby Corcoran, coach of Vocal Adrenaline…and maybe something more? Watch the promo (sans Idina) below! Neil Patrick Harris and Molly Shannon also guest star. Idina will appear in each of the remaining four episodes of the season.
The song previews for Idina’s next two episodes have also been released. Below you can listen to “I Dreamed a Dream” (which is apparently a duet with Lea Michele, as the clip features only Lea’s voice) and “Poker Face.” Enjoy!!
The third installment of Glee‘s highly successful soundtrack will be released May 18 as a regular release an extended deluxe edition. Idina will have one song featured on the regular release, and two on the deluxe. The releases are available for pre-order now on iTunes. The tracklist is as follows (SPOILER ALERT!):
1. Hello, Goodbye
2. Gives You Hell
4. A House Is Not a Home (feat. Kristin Chenoweth)*
5. One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home (feat. Kristin Chenoweth)
7. Home (feat. Kristin Chenoweth)*
8. Physical (feat. Olivia Newton-John)
9. Total Eclipse of the Heart (feat. Jonathan Groff)
10. Lady Is a Tramp
12. Rose’s Turn*
13. Dream On
14. Safety Dance
15. I Dreamed a Dream (feat. Idina Menzel)
17. Give Up the Funk
19. Poker Face (feat. Idina Menzel)*
20. Bad Romance
*Available only on Deluxe Version.
A fun fact that was revealed in a new interview with Idina while in Boston for a 3-night stand with the Boston Pops, which you can read here, is that Idina actually sings a third song on the hit show, an unnamed Barbra Streisand song! Exciting. You can read a second Boston interview here.
Well, last night was Idina’s first appearance as Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran on Glee, and it received its highest viewership to-date! I have so much to share I’m not even sure where to begin! I’ll try bullet points:
If you live in the US and you missed it, or simply want to watch it again, you can watch “Hell-O” online on Hulu.
You can watch a new interview segment with Idina behind the scenes of Gleehere.
Idina was interviewed by E! News on the red carpet at Monday’s premiere party and asked about her future involvement and what we can expect. She revealed she’ll be in “about 5” episodes this season! I don’t know which episodes she’ll be in, so be sure to tune in every Tuesday to watch. Click here to watch the interview.
As a result of America’s excitement over her appearance on Glee, Idina scored her first ever trending topic on Twitter! In the wise words of a good friend, “It’s irrevocable proof that the rest of the world is finally realizing what we’ve known all along.” :)
More than 100 screencaps from last night’s episode have been added to the gallery. Click the thumbnails below to view!
Now, in non-Glee news!
The fan club presale for the November 7 concert in Costa Mesa, CA is officially under way! Visit IdinaMenzel.com to join/renew and purchase your tickets today.
Another show has been added to Idina’s symphony tour on October 2 at Brookville, NY’s Tilles Center! Keep an eye on this site, our Twitter, and the official site for presale and on-sale information.
For many of you, Glee returns to your televisions tomorrow evening with the fabulous Idina as one of its guest stars! It’s airing at a special time at 9:28 pm ET/PT, so don’t forget! (As if any one of us would, right?) Here’s a video of Idina discussing her involvement with Glee; bits and pieces of it have been used in press coverage on entertainment news segments on programs such as E! News, but this is the entire thing.
IdinaMenzel.com has released two previously unseen photos from the I Stand photo sessions. Click the thumbnails below to view them in HQ.
Idina has added yet another city to her 2010 Symphony tour! Fellow Texas residents rejoice – Idina will be performing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center on June 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9 at 9:00 am CDT on the DSO website by clicking here.
Another recent addition (and previously mentioned) is a show in Costa Mesa, CA at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on November 7. An on-sale date is not yet known, but will be announced on Twitter when it’s announced.
Idina will also be releasing an EP on iTunes on April 13 (Glee day!) featuring her “big 3” from I Stand along with 3 live tracks from her Sound Stage concert. You can pre-order it now by clicking on the gorgeous cover below!
1. I Stand
4. Embraceable You (Live)
5. Defying Gravity (Live)
6. No Day But Today (Live)