Emmy award-winning, out-of-work actress Kristen Chenoweth can seemingly do no wrong. Even as Mr. Noodle's sister, Ms. Noodle on Sesame Street, Chenoweth makes the most of what she's given to work with.
While her character here (April Rhodes) is merely a tool to get Rachel back into New Directions, it's quite a tool to have in the shed. Is it any wonder this episode had even more Glee Cast recordings than any other episode prior? Ryan Murphy and music supervisor P.J. Bloom made the most of their time with her in that regard. Singing selections from Cabaret, Heart and Carrie Underwood (in some classy sequin western wear), the big-voiced sprite carried the episode.
As far as music choices, The Psychedelic Furs' "Heartbreak Beat" was a nice subtle choice, with the lyric "But a kiss ain't enough / And the world don't stop" coming for Finn and Rachel's kiss.
Playlist: Glee - Episode 1.05
1. "Don't Stop Believin" Glee Cast: Rehearsal
2. "Desafinado" - Ronnie Pleydell: Will & Terri have dinner at a restaurant
3. "Heart of Glass" - Nouvelle Vague: Will meets April at foreclosed house
4. "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret - Glee Cast: April auditions for Glee club, Rachel rehearses
5. "You Make My Dreams" - Hall & Oates: April wins over Glee club members
6. "Cabaret" from Cabaret (sung by Rachel): Rehearsal for musical
7. "I Want a New Drug" - Huey Lewis & the News: Finn bowls with Rachel / Will bowls with April
8. "Alone" - Glee Cast: April sings a duet with Will at the bowling alley
9. "Heartbreak Beat" - Psychedelic Furs: Rachel & Finn kiss
10. "Last Name" - Glee Cast: Glee international performance
11. "Somebody to Love" - Glee Cast: Rachel steps in for April
Tracklisting compiled and checked against post from Avalon at NipTuckForum.com
Previously: "Preggers": Clear Eyes, Full Heart, Can't Dance (Episode 1.04)