CD Review – ‘Glee: the Music, the Power of Madonna’ by Glee Cast

Paige Comaduran and Paige Comaduran

The cast and crew of the musical and drama TV show “Glee” have revived some of Madonna’s most popular songs in a CD compilation.

It consists of the songs they performed on the episode “The Power of Madonna.”

The “Glee” cast successfully tribute Madonna’s songs in the CD named after the episode, “Glee-The Power of Madonna.” Six of Madonna’s chart-topping songs grace the album including “Like a Prayer,” “Like a Virgin,” and “Express Yourself.”

The character Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, sings a duet with Finn Hudson, played by Cory Monteith, in both “Like a Virgin” and “Like a Prayer.”

Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch, sings a tantalizing version of Madonna’s song “Vogue.” The song is accompanied with a music video in the episode with a hilarious take at the cheer-squad coach in “Glee.”

The singers’ theatrical voices sound somewhat out-of-place against the pop instrumentals, but that’s what makes the versions of these songs so appealing.