''Rumour Has It/Someone Like You,'' originally by AdeleThe episode:
''Mash Off'' (306)The hook:
So many glorious Glee
numbers, so little time! Everyone from Tom Jones to Stephen Sondheim has figured into this fall's line-up, but the emotional wallop delivered by the fiery blend of two of the British chanteuse's most evocative cuts tops for 2011, just like Adele herself. The performance was on-point plot-wise, outstanding vocally, and choreographically exciting (thanks to Zach Woodlee). First, Adele's drum-pounding ''Rumour Has It'' zestily summed up Sue Sylvester's mud-slinging congressional campaign, then Santana's heartwrenching belt of the otherwise crying-into-your-pillow delicacy of ''Someone Like You'' conveyed the jeerleader's deep anguish after her own Mean Girling backfired and forced her out of the closet.Watch it!
EW just happened to offer a sneak peek
of the mash-up before the episode's Nov. 16 air date. Don't forget to check out Abby West's rundown
of the night's highlights!