New faces challenge some Glee Club veterans during auditions, while new and old relationships leave some feeling happy, and others sad.



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Terri Schuester (credit only)
Emma Pillsbury (credit only)
Burt Hummel (credit only)


After a tough loss at Regionals, the glee club is back as the underdogs of McKinley High. When the school is faced with even more budget cuts, Mr. Schuester pushes the kids to help recruit new members for the club. Rachel and Finn disagree on new recruits, and aren't sure they will be able to come together in perfect harmony. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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21 September 2010 (USA)  »

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When Rachel first talks to Sunshine in the bathroom, she says Sunshine is an exchange student from the Philippines. Charice was actually born in San Pedro, Laguna in the Phillipines. See more »


Jacob Ben Israel: Will Schuester, how do you respond to a recent post on my blog saying your Glee Club song selections sound like they come from a drag queen's iPod.
Will Schuester: Well, I try to do something for everybody. 25 % showtunes, 25 % hip hop, 25 % classic rock...
Jacob Ben Israel: And 100 % gay.
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Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Written by Bret Michaels
Performed by Chord Overstreet
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Tone down the auto-tune
21 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fantastic episode, great way to kick off the new season. I really enjoyed the Empire State of Mind routine at the beginning, as well telephone in the girls bathroom.

One thing that is getting rather annoying in the series is the blatant use of auto-tune. Its use seemed incredibly obvious when Sunshine was slightly off at the beginning, of Telephone, then auto-tune kicked in and they both were spot on every note. I really respect the time and effort performers put into their voices, auto-tune is a blatant slap in the face to their skill. Please stop making over-produced songs for this show- let them showcase their real voices.

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