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Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Adele's 'Turning Tables'

Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Adele's 'Turning Tables'

Gwyneth Paltrow dresses up in costume to teach a history lesson in an episode of Glee airing on Tuesday (April 19).

The 38-year-old actress covers Adele‘s song “Turning Tables” in the episode, which also features such songs as “Ain’t No Way,” “All By Myself,” and “I Follow Rivers.”

The episode also marks the return of Charice, who hasn’t been featured on Glee since the season two premiere!

“Turning Tables” is off Adele‘s most recent album 21, which has been blowing up the Billboard charts since its release earlier this year.

Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Adele’s “Turning Tables”

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She doesn’t bother me as much as she bothers some people…

I’d love to hear her sing with Chris… although I’m almost certain that will never happen LOL

Dear Chris
Can you please give your wife more attention?
She keeps trying to “break out” and it’s getting sad.

Every time I hear a song she does on Glee, I check to hear the original…and I always wind up liking the original better.

A cover should bring your own signature/style and not just looks like a karaoke

Puh-lease Gwyneth, why are you doing this? Write your own song then come back and we can talk.

News , it’ official for Jen Aniston and B cooper

i actually think its a pretty good job

i like gwyneth and all, i really do, but seriously enough is enough. now they’re just doing this for publicity, not for creativity. thankfully this will be her last episode i think.. and i agree mercedes or santana (mostly santana) would’ve did a much better job on this song

I’d like to hear her do it live where it hasn’t been tweaked in a studio and see how well she does. She sounds thin and reedy in this sweetened version, so live she’ll sound empty and thin, just like her soul. Somewhere I hope Adele is laughing at this chick.

Wow. She sounds great IF this was karaoke night in some smoke filled joint. She has not had carried a hit movie in a long time so she thinks she can parlay her “talent” into singing? And she sings Adele whose talent far surpasses many “singers” today? What is she thinking??? This is a combination of too much confidence and being given the wrong advise. Stick to acting, leave the singing to your husband.

Well, this is what happens when you have the audacity to cover someone with a brilliant voice. You are exposed as inadequate…

Gwyneth has a tinny voice….and tries too hard.

Adele sounds rich and natural, GP sounds scratchy and forced.

Nice piano though.


Go Away Gwyneth @ 04/16/2011 at 2:54 am

go away!!

Oh, it’s not so bad. Not even a patch on Adele (but who could be, she’s a powerhouse for the ages), but competent, and you know? I think a little bit heartfelt.

I don’t really get why Gwyneth feels she has to prove something with this, but it’s not so bad. She’s ok.

are you serious? her singing is by no means “bad” or “horrible”. the only reason we don’t like it is because it’s adele’s song and holy hell no one can top that woman’s voice.

paltrow has a beautiful voice and she’s super cute in the show. calm yourselves doooown with the mean comments. she has a much better voice than most of the people out there famous for singing alone.

she sounds congested.

PurpleKat @ 04/19/2011 at 9:26 pm

she is ruining Glee for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry, it’s not THAT bad (turn on the radio– Britney, Taylor, Madonna, Emmylou, all thin wimpy voices)– if you hadn’t heard Adele sing it; folks just like to be bitchy, it’s easier than being diplomatic or saying nothing

Wow! ok she gave it her best shot, but forreal though, did anyone watch the episode??? A lot of the comments on here are appalling! I understand that this was not her song and she didn’t pull it off, but to bash her? Thats just horrible. Gwyneth is a talented singer, however this was just not her song. Get over yourselves haters.

nooooo, she can not pull off Adele. Anyone would have been better than her. She ruined my favorite song off the album. She makes me want to cry. She lacks the emotion to sing this song. She doesn’t lose herself in the music, so she could never pull off a song like Turning Tables.

In my opinion, gwyneth did it justice. I really can’t understand why everyone is being so overly aggressive about her singing. She is entirely in tune and hits every note perfectly if you want the technical side to her singing, but other than that, the reason most people seem to be getting annoyed is because she did Adele? She wasn’t trying to be Adele, so why compare her? She did the song because it fit the episode exactly and it was relevent at present. Overlap the longs and listen to them on top of each other and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Gwyneth’s version is in an entirely different key because she does not have the same voice as Adele and they have adjusted it for her. Some people infuriate me with their ignorance. It’s your opinion that Gwyneth’s version wasn’t good, not fact, so stop trying to express it like that, believe me, you aren’t that big for your opinion to have that effect.

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