Glee S:2 | Audition E:1 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

AFTERBUZZ TV – Glee edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of Fox’s Glee. In this show, host Paul Ashton breaks down the first episode of season 2 in which following New Directions’ loss at Regionals, the glee club members attempt to recruit new students to bolster their competition performances. Upon learning that Nationals will be held in New York this year, they decide to perform “Empire State of Mind” (originally by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys) in the school courtyard, hoping to pique the interest of their schoolmates. Foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon (Charice) from the Philippines and transfer student Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) take notice and are intrigued by the performance. Club co-captain Rachel (Lea Michele) later encounters Sunshine in the girls’ bathroom, and they sing an impromptu duet of “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Rachel is intimidated by her performance, and directs Sunshine to a crack house instead of the auditorium in an attempt to sabotage her glee club audition. Rachel is reprimanded by glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) when this is discovered. Sunshine later auditions successfully, impressing the club members with her rendition of “Listen” from Dreamgirls. Co-captain Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) encourages Sam to audition after overhearing him singing “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison. In the choir room, Sam, Finn, Mike (Harry Shum Jr.), Artie (Kevin McHale), and Puck (Mark Salling) sing Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” together. However, Sam declines to audition due to the low social status of the glee club members. Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) is appointed as the new coach of McKinley High’s failing football team, resulting in reductions to the glee and cheerleading budgets in favor of the football team. Will and cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) team up, hoping to drive Beiste out of the school and have their budgets restored. Amidst her scheming with Will, Sue also demotes Santana (Naya Rivera) from her position as head cheerleader after learning she has had breast implants, replacing her with Quinn (Dianna Agron). Artie, who is disabled, asks Finn to help him join the football team. He hopes to win back his girlfriend Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), who has broken up with him to date Mike. Beiste believes that Finn is colluding against her by forcing her to reject a wheelchair-dependent student, and drops Finn from the team, appointing Sam as the new quarterback. Will is unable to convince her to take Finn back, but realizes that his hostile behavior is hurting his new colleague. Later, he defends Beiste from a Sue-driven sexual harassment accusation by Brittany (Heather Morris), and apologizes, re-earning Sue’s enmity. Acting on her refuelled rivalry with Will, Sue contacts Dustin Goolsby (Cheyenne Jackson), the new director of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline. Dustin is able to secure permanent US residency for Sunshine and her mother on the proviso that she joins his club. Sunshine confesses that she felt driven out of New Directions by Rachel’s hostile behavior. After admitting that she values herself above the other club members, Rachel sings “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line alone in the auditorium, before heading to the choir room to apologize.There to help Paul are co-hosts Elisabeth Kiernan, Trilby Glover, Phil Svitek, and special guest, BWR Publicity’s Senior VP, Ron Hoffmann. It’s Glee’s “Audition” episode!