Sunday, November 14, 2010

Glee guest star Darren Criss poised to break show sales record with Teenage Dream

One of the most popular TV shows on air these days is Glee, having spawned many hit singles and quotables quotes. Last week's episode, Never Been Kissed, featured guest star Darren Criss singing a cover of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. Criss' character Blaine is rumoured to be a possible love interest for Kurt, played by Chris Colfer.

The song sold like hotcakes during its first day on iTunes, breaking the show's first-day iTunes sales record. The song is expected to overtake the cast's cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' as the show's most popular single to date.

Criss' version is very catchy, to say the least, so much so that it's been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube in less than a week!

Originally scheduled to appear in only a few episodes, the guest actor's sudden huge popularity with viewers is pretty much a guarantee that he'll be a regular. Criss also sings a duet (Baby It's Cold Outside) with Colfer on Glee's Christmas album to be released on Tuesday, November 16.

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