The cast of “Glee” are used to mimicking some of the most iconic pop artists of our time, including Lady Gaga and Madonna . And when the show returns for its second season this fall, the castmembers will be gleeking out over another very special pop singer: none other than [artist id=”501686″]Britney Spears[/artist].
“The reason we’re doing it is because so many of the kids on the show say, ’We grew up with Britney. We want to do Britney,’ ” show creator Ryan Murphy told MTV News about the upcoming Britney-themed episode .
The “You Drive Me Crazy” singer is already slated for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in the episode, meaning that the spotlight won’t be on Spears herself. Instead, it’s the adoring “Glee” cast’s turn to pay tribute to one of their favorite singers, with rumors floating around that leading lady Lea Michele is set to hone in on Britney’s schoolgirl days with “… Baby One More Time.” And actress Heather Morris told MTV News that she wants to channel her inner “Toxic.” But she’s not the only castmember making requests.
“I think Kurt would sing ’Circus,’ ” actor Chris Colfer said when asked about the upcoming Spears-centric episode. “Just so he can wear a top hat.”
Amber Riley, who plays the divalicious Mercedes Jones, laughed at Colfer’s suggestion, and it’s certainly hard to blame her. For her own part, Riley sees “Stronger” as a natural fit for Mercedes’ boisterous, self-assured personality. “I like that song,” she assessed with a nod.
Still, there are other “Glee” castmembers — like Naya Rivera, for instance — who aren’t too concerned about which Britney number they end up covering. At the end of the day, there are more than enough memorable songs to go around for everybody.
“There are so many great Britney songs to choose from, how do you pick just one?” Rivera asked. “My fingers are crossed that my favorites will make the list!”
Which Britney songs would you like the “Glee” cast to perform? Tell us in the comments!