A confession: I’m in Rachel’s camp. I’ve never been particularly inspired by Michael Jackson. I won’t say why, to allay the haters, but believe me, I have my reasons.
Yet I was inspired by Glee’s nine performances of music by Jackson, sister Janet and old group Jackson 5 in the song-drenched spectacle of its MJ-tastic Michael episode.
Why? That one I can answer. Whether it’s Zach Woodlee’s brilliant choreography, Adam Anders’ musical mettle or the cast’s stirring performances, Glee inspires me most with its music. (more…)