After a full show dedicated to their pop contemporary Britney Spears, NKOTBSB’s music (or their individual songs as New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys) seems like a perfect fit for “Glee.” And considering that “Glee” star Matthew Morrison will be joining the boy-band supergroup on tour later this summer, perhaps now is the right time to get some of their classic pop tunes on the hit Fox show.
“I think it would be probably flattering to be on ’Glee,’ but there seems to be like a rush of pop stars who are just stumbling over themselves to be on ’Glee,’ ” New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News backstage at the Izod Center before they took the stage later that night.
He added that it would have to be the perfect scenario to make it all work out for the guys. “I think if we found a way, collectively, it would be wonderful. It would be a treat, an honor,” he said. “It would be wonderful for a lot of our fans. I think we’re so focused on the tour … it would be a wonderful treat, but we’re doing this.”
While the fate of their music on the show is open to debate, Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell seemed pretty open to putting his acting chops to work instead. He even had a character in mind should a cameo scenario work itself out. “I’m a character. I’ll play anybody,” he said. “I’ll play the shady-looking youth minister. Coming from the Bible Belt, it’s creepy.”
Which New Kids or Backstreet song would you want to hear on “Glee”? Share your ideas in the comments!