Glee vs. YouTube: Who Did ‘Firework’ Best?


Okay, we dropped the ball on the Super Bowl episode (get it?!), but after last night's episode, we're back on track with another round of face-offs between YouTubers who reimagined the same song that Glee did. And commenters, we hear you: While we still have the Glee version in there for reference, we'll no longer include them in the voting. Because honestly, trying to compare Glee to real music is like trying to compare oranges to orange soda; they're both great, but one has more artificial coloring. We've pulled together a chockablock lineup this week, including a self-replicating acoustic guitarist, a classical violinist, and those soft-rock stars from Sarasota, Florida, Boyce Avenue.

Take a look at these versions and tell us: Who did it best?

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Courtney Woolsey

... and Courtney Woolsey, Courtney Woolsey, and Courtney Woolsey.

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The song takes surprisingly well to the R&B treatment, and the basement recording studio gives it an authentic touch.

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Boyce Avenue

Daniel Manzano, the band's drummer, is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School.

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Peter Lee Johnson

He also does Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me."

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They're sisters! Mom said everyone had to get a solo.

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But seriously, it really fits, right?