Sunday 2 September 2012

Glee - Songs That Tina and Artie Should Sing and Songs They Should Never Have Sung

On September 13th, the fourth series of Glee will premiere, continuing to focus on the New Directions while also following the lives of some of the graduates, now based in New York.

In the last post, we looked at the characters of Blaine and Sue, discussing what songs they should be singing in the upcoming season and what songs they should never have sung in the first place. A second poster has now been revealed in the countdown to the season 4 premiere so lets see who features on todays' promo.

Artie Abrams

Should sing; Lady Luck by Jamie Woon

Artie has a great soulful voice but I feel that he is often given old-fashioned songs that don't suit him. This might seem like a random choice but I think any song by British artist Jamie Woon would work brilliantly for him, as they're edgy and unusual but still have that soulful vibe that would make Artie more relevant. If you haven't heard this song, please click below and check out Jamie Woon's other songs too.

Should never have sung; Stronger by Britney Spears

This was a hard one because I hate it when Artie raps and he's done this so much throughout the last three seasons, but for me, Stronger is actually his worst song, even though he doesn't even rap! The way Artie sings it in the Britney episode is far too literal as he works out ready to join the football team and to be honest, I don't really like his vocals on the song. Kevin McHale can do much better than this.

Tina Cohen-Chang

Should sing; Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence and the Machine

Tina is seriously underrated in Glee and has had some fantastic performances when given an emotive song like True Colours or even just a few lines like she had in Shake It Out. However, she is rumoured to have a larger part in the new upcoming season and so for her first impressive solo performance, I would like to hear Jenna Ushkowitz sing a stripped down rendition of another song by Florence and the Machine, Spectrum, after she and the other Glee girls did such a good job on Shake It Out.

Should never have sung; What A Feeling by Irene Cara

This was also a difficult one to choose because Tina has sung so few songs over the years, despite initially being a principal character in the first few episodes of season 1. She's never really done a bad song per se but I chose this duet with Rache Berry because its just a bit bland really. There's nothing wrong with it exactly but the song is just too 'pop' for Tina, whose voice works better on more emotional songs.

Keep coming back for daily updates in the countdown to Glee season 4 to see if you agree with the choices I make. And don't forget to tell me what you think too! 12 days to go!

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