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Preview (GLEE) Chris Colfer’s ‘Defying Gravity’ (Solo)

November 9, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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I really liked the duet that Lea Michele and Chris Colfer did for ‘Defying Gravity’, but at the back of my mind, I was hoping for a solo version from Chris. Well, what do you know? The GLEE producers know how to milk it – they have actually released solo versions of the song from Lea Michele (as Rachel) and Chris Colfer (as Kurt) on iTunes.

Obviously, Lea is the better singer of the two and sings the hell out of the song on her solo (and she has the edge since ‘Defying Gravity’ is written for a female), but I actually prefer Chris’ version. He just imbues ‘Defying Gravity’ with such aching vulnerability… very moving performance. (I just wish that they had lowered the key a bit for Chris)

And I remember that he gave that interview where he revealed how he’s always wanted to sing this song back when he was in high school, but was told that ‘it was a girl’s song’ or something like that (he told that tale to Ryan Murphy, hence the inclusion of ‘Defying Gravity’ into the GLEE storyline)… so good for Glee for giving Chris the chance to sing the song!

Have a listen – this is Chris’ version:

** If you like it, grab a copy of Defying Gravity ($1.29) – Chris Version or Lea Version **

Update : Video of Chris’ guesting on the Bonnie Hunt Show after the jump!

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  1. J
    November 10, 2009 at 4:21 am

    He really needs a differnt song to showcase his voice.

    Lea’s is better because yes she is the better singer. But I can see why Chris version would feel more emotional becasue of the back story. I don’t really hear it but understand why some might feel lthat.

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