Glee vs. YouTube: Who Did ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ Best?


This week's Glee found religion, then lost it, then figured out what really matters with some help from Mercedes's church choir and their powerful rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The song is a gospel classic (see: Aretha), but a quick scan of YouTube uncovered versions as jazz standard, American Idol watershed, and of course, a cappella. We've assembled them all after the jump for you to decide: Who did it best?

As Performed by

The Keytones

Three Men and a Truck goes a capella.

As Performed by

Radojka Šverko

Like a Croatian Dame Edna, but a real woman.

As Performed by

Bobby Darin

Might those troubled waters be ... beyond the sea?

As Performed By

Clay Aiken

Whoever voted for Ruben Stoddard after this, shame on you.

As Performed By

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora

"I'm not going to be any good to anybody in a chemistry lab, so they leave the singing up to us."

As Performed by

Mercedes, with church choir on backup.

The next Chaka Khan