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Glee: 'Empire State of Mind' Cover Released!

Glee: 'Empire State of Mind' Cover Released!

The first song from the second season of Glee has been released!

“Empire State of Mind,” originally sung by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, premiered on Tuesday morning (September 14) on Sirius XM radio.

Earlier this month, a promo for the season premiere featuring the full cast singing the song in NYC shirts was released. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron and their cast members filmed the scene back in August!

The second season of Glee premieres next Tuesday (September 21) at 8/7c on FOX!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Glee cast singing “Empire State of Mind”?

Glee Cast – “Empire State of Mind”
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  • lu

    so is it really true that they’re writing Matt out of the show? that sucks.

  • justin


  • Sisi

    What can i say: it is amazing.

  • Andrew

    i don’t like it, but i don’t hate it.

  • President Wolfcastle

    Are they going to do a cover of every song ever? Are they ever going to write an original song? I don’t like the hysteria about this pretentious, overrated series and I hope that they cancel it soon so that egomaniacal horse’s ass Ryan Murphy can stop acting like he is a beacon of higher consciousness and moral right. The lovely Dianna Agron is the best thing about it.

  • Cory

    Amber Riley is incredible! Amber SLAYS Lea vocally.

  • Michael

    @President Wolfcastle, you’re an idiot.

    I love Glee’s version. I hope the success of that show continues. As someone who was a HUGE fan of the deceased show Popular, I’m glad people are appreciating Ryan Murphy.

    I just wish he would work in Merry Cherry into Glee somehow.

  • Aylin

    I don’t particularly like this song but I can’t wait for the next season of the show.

  • Leanna

    I hate it. When will Glee stop the rapping? NOBODY in that cast can rap to save their lives. Lea Michele has a great technical voice but it is awful on hiphop. Her background vocals here along with her additions are like nails scratcing on a board. Amber is not any better either. They should stick to show tunes and some pop.

  • Bobby

    For goodness sake! Let the Cheerios do lotsa songs together.

    Those 3 girls are the only reason any sane person watches this show. If I wanted to hear them sing I would buy the Cds on Itunes. I want to watch. That means the cheerios.

    Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfers acting. Take those 4 away and the sexiness of the cheerios and you got a damp squib with occassional belting by that Broadway girl and the American Idol reject.

  • Anne

    There’s no video..

  • Juliana

    @lu: Whaaaaaaat?

  • Donna

    I do not understand the appeal of this show.
    I do not get it at all.
    What is so great about this?
    They did a song that is great, okay…….
    Can someone please explain to me why this show is so wonderful?
    I am not feeling it at all.

  • NativeNYker
  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …um, why do they sound reetards rapping?!? …ahahahahahaha

  • Jon

    I love GLEE!, but this song cover is just terrible.

  • William Castillo

    Show me some originality and i’ll give glee some support.

  • Voyeur


  • electric scissors

    This is the worst thing I have ever seen.

  • Dee

    @Bobby: PFFFF! Sweetie what are YOU talking about?! You couldn’t be more wrong! So many people watch because of Lea Michele I do I’ve been a fan of hers since I saw her in Spring Awakening not to say she’s the ONLY reason I watch the entire core cast is awesome and I’m talking about the 8 main Gleeks plus Brittany cause she’s freaking hilarious and totally random. The attention WILL eventually spread out to everyone else it IS an ensemble cast. So relax and don’t diss the talent!

  • http://http Daniela

    AMAZING! I like the 2 versions

  • vermihendrix

    they messed up the rap parts… it sounds like the guys are reading a text book or something!!

  • vermihendrix

    btw, did puck actually use the N word??


  • Mika

    AMAZING? Puh-leez! This is HORRIBLE. Truly Godawful. I agree with some of the other comments: PLEASE stop rapping on Glee. The singing is fine but seriously? How can you listen to Jigga do this and then listen to this sad, watered down version of his raps?

  • Tam

    I actually prefer this to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys version. I do not care if folks disagree, they can kiss my ass.

    I would have preferred a video but what the hey, this will do.
    This bunch can sing. Not only that, they are damned good at it too. If those decrying this song could do any better I would like to hear them try.

  • julia

    Ame adoro glee