Many celebrities have had their music featured on “Glee,” but Katy Perry could be called the queen of the Fox’s hit show, because Perry’s music has popped up on the show 3 times now. Twice in one week, actually. And that double-the-fun week I speak of was this week. There was a special episode that aired after the Super Bowl on Sunday night in which Perry’s “California Girls” was featured in an over-the-top opening number and then again in last night’s show when Lea Michele performed “Firework.”
Watch the video of Lea Michele’s performance here!
“The third single off Perry’s Grammy-nominated album Teenage Dream, “Firework” has taken off like a shot with fans. Released on October 26, 2010, it’s already spent 15 weeks on Billboard‘s Hot 100 (it hit #1 on that chart, Billboard‘s Pop Songs, Dance/Club Songs, the Canadian Hot 100 and the Digital Songs list) and has helped Perry earn three consecutive chart-topping singles,” reports MTV.
Adding to the success of the track is that fact it has such a positive message that Perry hopes will inspire youth. Perry told MTV News that the song ” has a fantastic message.” She also dedicated the video to the “It Gets Better” Campaign. In the wake of the tragic string of bully-related gay teen suicides, “It Gets Better” was launched to reach out to young people who had found themselves in that very situation. Perry tweeted upon the clip’s release, “I am officially dedicating my new video to #itgetsbetter, because everyone has the spark to be a FIREWORK.”
What do you think of the success of Katy Perry’s Firework? Did you like Lea Michele’s rendition of the song on Glee?