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Glee: Season 3, Episode 1 :: Purple Piano Project

Sep 21, 2011

This week on the season premiere of Glee (Season 3, Episode 1), the kids find inspiration in purple pianos and Quinn undergoes a makeover. Read Kidzworld’s recap of Purple Piano Project, which aired September 20, 2011, to find out what happened!

Homecoming

It’s a new season of Glee and senior year of high school for Quinn, Rachel, Finn, Kurt and the rest of glee club. This means they are more determined than ever to win Nationals. It also means they are planning for their futures. Always the dreamers, Rachel and Kurt decide they want to attend college in New York after graduating. They put together a short routine to ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ to show prospective college reps, but soon discover their competition is quite fierce. Worried, Rachel decides the glee club needs to choose the perfect musical for the school play. Her suggestion: West Side Story.

Purple Pianos

To start the year off strong, Mr. Schu brings in three purple pianos that were donated to the school. He tells the kids that every time they see a piano around school they need to perform a song. He hopes this will attract potential recruits for the glee club, which is down a few members this year (most noticeable Sam). Unfortunately, his plan doesn’t go over well and they only manage to sing one song, ‘We Got the Beat’ by the Go-Go’s. Of course, Mr. Schu’s enemy Sue Sylvester is right around the corner, trying to foil all of his plans and cancel arts funding.

Makeover

The real surprise this season is Quinn’s newfound look and attitude. Overwhelmed with all the drama from last season, she trades in her pom-poms and long blonde hair for leather duds, pink strands and an ironic Ryan Seacrest tattoo. She has found a new group of friends and has no intention of returning to the New Directions. But, by the end of the episode we see her spying on the group dancing onstage to a fun rendition of ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from Hairspray.

Have Your Say

Will Quinn cave and rejoin the New Directions? Will Rachel and Kurt be accepted into school in New York? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Set List

  • ‘We Got the Beat’ by the Go-Go’s
  • ‘Anything Goes’ from Anything Goes/‘Annie Get Your Gun’ by Irving Berlin
  • ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from Hairspray
  • ‘It’s Not Unusual’ by Tom Jones
  • ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ from The Wizard of Oz
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