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Lea Michele Covers Ariana Grande's 'Break Free' on 'Glee'! (Exclusive Song Premiere)

Lea Michele Covers Ariana Grande's 'Break Free' on 'Glee'! (Exclusive Song Premiere)

Lea Michele and the cast of Glee will be covering Ariana Grande‘s hit song “Break Free” on this week’s new episode and JustJared.com has your exclusive first listen!

During the episode, a high-strung, demanding tween (J.J. Totah) requests that the members of New Directions perform at his Bar Mitzvah, and the glee club must band together for its first public performance. Meanwhile, Spencer pushes Roderick to lose weight.

Make sure to tune in on Friday (February 27) at 9/8c on Fox and check out stills from the episode in the gallery below!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Lea Michele’s version of “Break Free”?

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  • Laura

    I think they all sound great. Especially Lea

  • unknown

    Honestly they nailed this especially Lea. Ariana sounds screachy.

  • LilAngel

    Lea sounds amazing

  • Frank

    Lea sounds good. Whoever they insert in the middle is not so much.

  • Sebastian Sz.

    They sound very similar (Lea and Ariana) but I think Lea’s voice is more pronounced, clearer.

    Or maybe it’s just autotune, but as I’m not an expert, +1 for Lea ;)

  • unknown

    how old r u? 12?

  • Frank

    Lea actually enunciates.

  • Laura

    Lea and Ariana both sound great when signing this song.

  • cat

    it’s ok but i definitely prefer ariana’s version. i love the way ariana’s voice flows and slurs and idk it just sounds more meaningful whereas with this version the enunciation is very precise and i don’t really like that. also the high note “everytime” was a bit disappointing.

  • Emily

    I think Ariana’s is better. Glee tends to auto tune Lea when it’s unnecessary, like this cover. So, a miss in my book.

  • FredeContre

    They just saw that the Gleeks liked their cover of ”Problem” and decided to do this amazing cover.

  • Christian Ferrer

    Can we get rid of Sam (Chord)? He’s ruining all of Lea’s songs. K Thx Bye.

  • CoCoMongo

    I was thinking the same thing lol. I can actually understand what she’s saying.

  • CoCoMongo

    Well you’re tone deaf and mentally challenged so your opinion doesn’t count .😜

  • CoCoMongo

    Why can’t ariana grande have fans who aren’t tone deaf andmentally challenged? I feel bad that she has to tailor to such unintelligent fans.😜

  • CoCoMongo

    I think this person was dropped on her head as a baby lol.

  • CoCoMongo

    Lea Michelle just turned shit into gold :)

  • http://singersavenue.tumblr.com/ SingersAvenue

    Lea was great! But there is nothing better than the original!

  • Brian

    I like it… but then it’s too crowded there’s too many people in the song it’s not just Sam/Chord it’s like Lea and 9 other people….maybe if it was just Sam maybe it would’ve been better because them together is no joke….

  • CoCoMongo

    That’s ok. Most people with bad taste prefer inferior singers like Ariana grande 😄

  • CoCoMongo

    That’s the whole point of a glee cover…duh

  • CoCoMongo

    Yeah how dare Leah Michelle actually sings the lyrics to the songs. What a crime 😒

  • Brian

    they don’t always do group covers duh should’ve been a solo or a duet

  • WUT

    Just because he/she prefers Ariana’s version doesn’t mean he/she has a bad taste in music fucktard

  • WUT

    CocoMongo fuck off stupid hater

  • Barry Broxton

    The only good thing I can give this version, is I finally know
    that Ariana has been singing “I say I don’t want ya”. Wow, I
    never could understand her and didn’t google or ask anyone.
    So, at least this version helped me on that. But, that’s it.

  • cat

    how dare i prefer a different type of voice to you XD

  • cat

    yeah, inferior singers with 4 octaves compared to 2 octaves 6 notes and a semitone. ariana started in musical theatre with a lead role in Annie the musical at age EIGHT. she became the first female artist to have her debut record in the peak position since Animal by Kesha in January 2010, and the fifteenth female artist overall. Lmao if you think lea has a good voice, ariana definitely does.

  • Kelly A

    not sure which version i like better but i know which one of these young ladies is a class act and the other a snotty little b!^ch.

  • Gabriella

    Who is the one singing the chorus?

  • Guest

    “yeah, inferior singers with 4 octaves compared to 2 octaves 6 notes and a semitone.”

    So basically she’s just a fancy noise maker right? Alright fine. She’s great at making random noises. But she’s still a terrible singer. Her record sales has nothing to do with her lack of talent and lack of basic singing technique. Justin bieber sells CDs and he sucks lol. Sorry but without proper enunciation Ariana grande isn’t a real singer. She’s just a cat in heat making incoherant sounds. I guess that explains your usr name lol.

  • CoCoMongo

    I agree. Your bad taste is pretty appalling. But I forgive you. 😍

  • CoCoMongo

    Yes it does. ;)

  • CoCoMongo

    Most of the time glee songs are duets lol. But you’re not wrong. The male singer leaves much to be desired.

  • CoCoMongo

    “Ariana started in musical theatre with a lead role in Annie the musical at age EIGHT.”

    Well then there should be no excuse for her terrible enunciation and horrible live singing. So not only is she a crappy singer, she’s a lazy performer.

    Thank you for proving my point :)

  • CoCoMongo

    “Lmao if you think lea has a good voice, ariana definitely does.”

    I just told you Ariana grande is a great noise maker. She’s a horrid singer but as far as making noises goes, she’s top notch.

    But I’m gonna prefer a true singer who doesn’t sacrifice enunciation and still has great range.

    Call me old fashion but I’m just into singers who put out actual effort into their singing.

  • cat

    i feel like you are 12 years old or some shit and you are a huge ariana hater so i’m just gonna sit back here and laugh at you hating on ariana while she makes millions of dollars for her stunningly beautiful live performances. bye !

  • hael

    i liked the song when Lea sang it, imo, Ariana can sing but she’s always singing everything in high notes and it sounds like she’s screaming in my ear, more like screeching, i tend to listen to music in high volumes and if it’s her playing, i tend to lower down the volume coz it hurts my ear

  • hael

    oh man, this made me laugh, thank you! Can’t stop myself from laughing!

    “She’s just a cat in heat making incoherant sounds. I guess that explains
    your usr name lol.”

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