The first time “Glee” paid tribute to the one and only Britney Spears , fans tuned in to not only hear the Gleeks put their spin on some of Brit’s biggest tunes, but also to catch a glimpse of the star on the show.
Now, with another Britney-centric episode planned , one of the show’s stars, Amber Riley, admits that she’d be down to do whatever show creator Ryan Murphy asks her to do for it.
“I don’t really keep my ear to the ground for those things. If it’s something they want me to know, they’ll let me know,” she told MTV News on Wednesday (August 1) when she stopped by the offices to chat about the show’s fourth season, kicking off September 13. “They did all the songs that I really liked in the first one.”
Sure, some of her favorite tunes may have already been performed, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one or two she’d like to put the Mercedes stamp on. “There’s so much Britney music. I grew up listening to Britney Spears. She definitely has been a part of my high school years coming up. I would love ‘Circus.’ ‘Circus’ is a good one.”
Spears isn’t likely to appear in this new tribute episode, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t destined to run into the “Glee” kids, especially given they are all on Fox shows. When asked if Riley has any plans to chill with the “X Factor” judge at any network holiday parties, she laughed, “No! Probably not.”
With Riley was uncertain of her own role in the Spears episode, some of her co-stars have been more forthcoming about what they will be doing or hope to be doing in the episode. Chris Colfer has said he hopes to do something from her Femme Fatale era, while Chord Overstreet added, “It’s probably one of her most recent singles. We’re doing a really cool version of it. It’s going to be a little group number. It’s going to be fun.”
Which Britney Spears songs will be featured in the tribute episode? Give us your guesses in the comments!