WATCH DARREN CRISS 'BRING IT ON HOME'
Thanks to an intoxicating combination of talent and charisma, Darren Criss has absolutely exploded over the last year. He’s not only been voted one of People’s Most Beautiful, but Darren’s Blaine Anderson is slowly but surely becoming the focal point (and therefore, future) of Glee.
Over the weekend, Darren made a surprise appearance at the Hotel Cafe, where he absolutely destroyed a cover of Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me.
Reminding us, once again, that when actually given a decent song (something Gleedoesn’t do often enough), Darren can bring the house down!
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I’m posting this because I haven’t seen this story about Darren’s performance on my dash. I think it’s pretty awesome that that performance of ‘Bring It on Home to Me’ seems to be getting traction on the entertainment sites. I love his work as Blaine on Glee but I also want people to see he can do these kinds of performances as well.
“Daren Criss first turned heads on Glee with a note-perfect a cappella version of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, and he continued to prove his prowess when it comes to Katy Perry covers at Sunday night's Trevor Live event, where he sang a great rendition of Katy's Part of Me.”—“Darren Criss Slays Another Katy Perry Classic” from Insider.com. [source]
Insider.com: Congratulations! What does it mean to you to have won RuPaul’s Drag Race?
Sharon Needles: It means RuPaul has lost her G-d damn mind! [laughs]
Insider: You were just swarmed by a smattering of fans — one being only 9 years old. How has being on this show changed you?
Sharon: It’s changed is my sense of responsibility. I never wanted to be a role model but I’m now in a position where these kids are seeing things in me that I don’t see in me. I do a meet and greet at the end of every show and there is a line around the block. It’s wild. People think Drag Race is just for gay men and drag queens, but anyone who watches is immediately addicted – I mean, my dad is hooked to the show!
Insider: Was he a fan before?
Sharon: He never watched it. He was even a little hesitant to, thinking it would be embarrassing. But then he watched it and really embraced and loved it. What other reality show has this much heart, humor and entertainment packed into 42 minutes?
Insider: Did you ever expect this kind of reaction?
Sharon: No. Not at all. I thought I was going to be hammy, funny, kind of punk and then go home second or third.
Insider: Was there a moment when you thought, “I could win this?”
Sharon: I still haven’t said it. I never think about the finality of it all. It’s been such a whirlwind that I can’t even think about it ending.
Insider: You never thought you would win? Not even when you declared yourself “The Future of Drag?”
Sharon: Well, when I said I was the future of drag, what I meant is that I was the queen who was the mascot for underground punk drag. I don’t like poise and perfection. I don’t care about backflips or fishy faces. I like drag queens who make a mess or a big scene. I’m constantly trying to make you laugh, or boo or feel offended. That’s my kind of drag. When I said that, what I meant is that I am the mascot for outsider transgressional artists. But that just doesn’t sound as good as, “I’m the Future of Drag!” [laughs]
Insider: What are you going to do with the money?
Sharon: I have a really inventive brain, so I think if I had a little chunk of money, I could turn it into more money. Like, I don’t buy music on iTunes, I buy everything on vinyl and own a lot of vintage clothing, so I’m thinking about taking the money and putting it all into Friendster because kids will want a vintage social media site one day. I’m going to make so much money on that.
Insider: So this contest will be the opening act of your Social Network-esque movie?
Sharon: Yes, but with much better costumes.
Insider: And who would play Sharon Needles?
Sharon: Jared Leto. So I could stare at him all day on set.
“Insider.com: Yeah, I am a little worried for their [the Klaine fans] collective sanity right about now. Chris: You know, it's really quite incredible how much love and support these characters have, because ten years ago it might have been a different story. With that said, let me tell you I have been dreading this moment since that love made itself known. Every time something or someone comes between these characters there are riots and looting in the streets. I'm not looking forward to the episode for that reason alone. I may have to go into hiding. I just hope this wasn't what the Mayans predicted.”—
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