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Glee vs. YouTube: Who Did ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ Best?

We did manage to find one bright spot in the weep-fest that was last night's Glee, which was Mercedes's blow-the-roof-off-the-joint rendition of "Try a Little Tenderness." Now, while we would have loved to include Jon Cryer's immortal version from Pretty in Pink among our competitors, alas, it is a lip-synch, and therefore disqualified. We did, however, pull together a lineup with Chris Brown, Paul Giamatti, and an anonymous man on an alto whistle. Whistle man, if you're reading this, please, identify yourself.

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ISU Encore!

Vocally jazzy.

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The Fave Raves

Whatever kind of intestinal discomfort the lead singer of this Japanese cover band is experiencing, he is soldiering through admirably.

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Duets

Paul Giamatti: surprisingly soulful!

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Chris Brown

Wow, Chris Brown, can you hear yourself?!

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Man on the Alto Whistle

To play along at home, you'll need a Chieftain low/alto tin whistle.

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Mercedes

We're speechless. Yup.