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Darren Criss Covers Neon Trees' 'Animal' - EXCLUSIVE

Darren Criss Covers Neon Trees' 'Animal' - EXCLUSIVE

Check out an exclusive Just Jared sneak peek of Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and the Dalton Warblers‘ rendition of Neon Trees‘ “Animal” from Glee‘s upcoming episode, “Sexy”!

The episode airs on March 8, the same day that Glee: The Music, Vol. 5 will be released on iTunes!

Other tracks from “Sexy” include Joan Jett‘s “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah),” Prince‘s “Kiss,” Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide,” and Starland Vocal Band‘s hit “Afternoon Delight”!

Be sure to click over to to hear the rest of the tracks in the show’s Weekly First Listen Friday series!

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  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    They nothing

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Jared i want see hot pic!

  • ♔ katrine


  • rachel

    omg Chris’ voice <333

  • Sammi

    Darren’s a pint sized cutie

  • Maira

    So perfect! I love how they sound together.

  • eww

    what the hell did they do to that song!!

  • dude

    ewwww…. horrible… they ruined this song….

  • darren sux

    what is this?? that’s horrible!!

  • leah

    The reason I liked the original by neon tress was because of the strong background music and his unique voice, this is lacking that in a way. Cute, not bad though :)

  • tag

    their voices sound horrible are they on disney!!

  • Iffy Miffy

    Auto tune galore! Are they nuts? Darren doesn’t need it so why do this?! They ruined a fantastic song!

  • yuckz

    yuckz! this is soo bad…

  • donna m

    Absolutely love this. Great arrangement from the Warblers too.

  • kat

    OMG i love it

  • irv

    ist diferent than the original but i like it

  • Alison

    They sound perfect together! I really like this version, can’t wait to see it on the show.

  • wtf

    that is all I have to say wtf and not in a good way!!

  • irv

    i want so more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Susy

    I agree with the autotune thing – totally not necessary considering Chris and Darren’s already awesome talent. Having said that, I LOVE this.

  • frine

    no conocia antes la cancion
    pero esta muy buena

  • Emily mck

    Eee Cant wait. Im a massive Klaine fan! FINALLY we get to hear Chris Colfers voice again!

  • Eloise

    They have gorgeous voices. Autotune should not be necessary.

  • Charlotte

    Ugh ugh ugh, when is Glee going to stop with the AutoTuning???!!! Shocking.

  • Eloise

    Also, thankyou Justjared. I’ve been waiting on this track for DAYS.

  • Gail

    Okay….I kinda like it, once I get past the opening that sounds like a bunch of 6 yr olds singing nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, (and waiting for the neener neener followup). But why the heck are they autotuning Chris???

  • Keisha M

    Amazing! I have been waiting for this all week! I’ts about time Chris got some solo singing time! Although i have to agree with everyone else, the Auto-Tune wasn’t really nessesary

  • Eloise

    The acapella version will be good.

    I just want to hear more of their voices on their own without all the layered backing.


  • Jacobie

    I love it, All you haters can go hide in your retarded cave!

  • Ho

    Do you guys even know what it means to auto-tune a song ?


    ..anyway. YOU’RE KILLING ME NOOOWWW <3

  • Jennifer

    I’ve been wanting another Kurt and Blaine duet — this definitely works!! :)

  • jj1234

    Didn’t they already duet during the Christmas episode? This was ok.

  • Celia

    I’ve been waiting for Kurt to sing again so I’m disappointed I don’t like this performance.

  • kev

    OMG!!!!… I’m dying for watching the “sexy” episode!!!!.. plzzzz more klaine songs!!!!!

  • Eloise


    Thats alright tho, cuz he’s got two more coming up next episode.

  • klaine!!!!!!!!

    just had an EARGASM !!!!!!!!!!

  • such f*cking ugly people on this show.

  • http://dnica Jay

    Why did they autotune? Because they can’t sing that’s why and this is just awful… I could not listen to the whole thing:(

  • Darian

    “You’re killing me now”
    Anyway, I really do wish they hadn’t have autotuned this. It kind of sounds like they’re singing into a fan at one point… Still fantastic though!

  • Michaela

    So much better than the original…I dont like Neon Tree’s voice.

  • http://Bethanyyxx Bethany

    once again Darren blows me away! someone needs to put this up on youtube so i an get it on my ipod :)

  • Jooch

    To much autotune for my ears,,,

  • lovelydee

    Other than the fact that
    they autotuned their voice
    I like this version.

  • RachaeelAnn

    I have this on repeat! This song is just awesome. :)
    KLAINE ;)

  • Laura S

    Thanks Jared. Oh my, Darren Criss just gets better and better (just when I didn’t think that was possible). I’m so glad he joined Glee. Love him to pieces. I hope he (and other Starkids) have a successful and happy career =)

  • Meg

    They’re not really using autotune. They’re just using different effects. Autotune sounds completely different and, if used correctly, is actually completely undetectable. I like it, but I think I would like it a little better without all of the effects on their voices. BUT, it’s not autotune. Actually, the guy who records all of the music said that they only use autotune for very few songs and only when they’re going for an effect that the original song had (like KE$HA).

  • Lily

    Pity about the autotune… Wish Chris Colfer sang more in the song…

  • Fatima

    I love this song & Neon Trees!! this Version is also good :)

  • charlotte

    eh. i’m a huge glee fan. but this is not good.

  • rosethorbe

    Everything is KLAINE and nothing hurts!!! <3

    Now, I can’t wait for the next episode after this one because we’ll be getting FOUR KLAINE songs!!!

    Blackbird by the Beatles – Kurt Solo
    Misery by Maroon 5 – Blaine Solo
    Raise Your Glass by Pink – The Warblers’ Regional song
    Candles – KLAINE Duet for Regionals!!!!!!!