'Glee' to perform Rebecca Black's 'Friday' on Tuesday - Listen
"Glee" will be paying homage to internet sensation Rebecca Black, by covering her hit "Friday" on Tuesday night's show.
In the prom-themed episode, Puck (Mark Salling), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) will perform the song which has racked up over 131 million YouTube views, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Black's song has been covered in every style imaginable and the 13-year-old singer received death threats.
In March, Black signed with music manager Debra Baum who told E! Online that they planned on recording a full-length album "very soon."
In March, Black visited "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and told the talk show host that she plans on donating proceeds for the song to Japan and to her school. Black has been extremely good-natured about all the criticism she's received over her viral YouTube video.
Since its release, the video has been deemed "the worst music video ever" by some and others have jumped to Black's rescue, including Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Nicole Ritchie, Joel Madden and Willow Smith. On "Good Morning America," she defended her singing skills, saying, "I think I have talent on some level, I don't think I'm the worst singer, but I don't think I'm the best singer."
The song was produced by the independent Los Angeles-based company called Ark Music Factory. People magazine reports that for a fee, the company will produce a pop song and video for teenage girls who "want to get discovered."
The "Glee" prom episode had a spoiler leak in April thanks to one of the show's former extras, 21-year-old Nicole Crowther. She spilled on the prom king and queen as well as many other important plot points, reports E! Online. Crowther said she has since been black-balled and admit she got the spoilers from a friend who was an extra in the episode.
The show's executive producer, Brad Falchuck took to Twitter to call out Crowther writing, "@nicolecrowther hope you're qualified to do something besides work in entertainment."
Listen to the "Glee" cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday" below.