Ok, music first, since that's the easy one:
"Everybody Wants to Rule The World" - pretty good. A pretty straightforward performance of it. Nothing really special, nothing horrible.
"Celebrity Skin" - surprisingly, Brittany did reasonably OK at this. Granted, it isn't a style of song that requires an overwhelming amount of vocal ability.
"Change Would Do You Good" - my ears are still bleeding. This was AWFUL
. They destroyed this song. Props to the show for attempting something different, [randy]but it just wasn't good, dawg.[/randy]
"The Way You Look Tonight" - ooph. SJP cannot sing. Why, why
did they make her sing? Ears, commence bleeding again.
So - I'd give it a C- for songs tonight.
At least this week they were more restrained, both in the number of songs and the number of plotlines they tried to tackle, so it was a much better episode. The NYC half of the show was again for me the more interesting of the two.
This show certainly writes dumb relationships. Kurt is completely oblivious that Blaine is being Mr. Supportive, and completely misses that Blaine might want to talk about himself and his issues for a second or two. And Mr. Schu has an emotional issue, so he goes not to his fiancee, but to Sue. Once he goes to Emma, it's to inform her of what he wants to do -- and that his only concern is for his kids?? Ugh. I know, all for dramatic purposes and all, but geez. Dumb.
At least they gave Rachel a good look finally, something a little more grown up (and probably a little more Lea Michele).