...the auditorium, where it displays the twelve gals of Idina Menzel's nurturing lady-choir arranged in a straight line across the middle riser, their identical silver lamé animal-print dresses shimmering stilly beneath the stage lights until Santana Lopez offers us all the song's opening line. Mercedes joins her as the song kicks into high disco gear on the next lyric, and when the mash-up proper commences with their compatriots lashing into the chorus from "Survivor" by Destiny's Child, the audience goes bananas. To be honest with you, though, the Adele performance was way better, so I don't know why all those people are yelling. As I learned from the lovely and talented and extremely helpful gang on the forum boards, the choreography is meant to emulate waacking -- well, when the gals aren't lesbionically tangoing with each other, that is -- but the ladies lack precision, and certain gestures that ought to be fiercely synchronous instead end up looking like they're just flapping their arms around randomly in the air. Not to say that the performance isn't enjoyable, because it totally, totally is, but as I indicated above with The Unitards, it seems like they're pulling their punches with The Troubletones during this sequence in order to make New Directions look like the clear winner by the end of this evening's competition.
Episode Report CardDemian: A- | 975 USERS: B-
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