So imagine my surprise when one of the not-exactly-powerhouse choir singers claimed that Powerhouse was the inspiration behind "Glee"!
While the choir's attitude sure was gleeful, all right, and it's true that "Glee" episodes have been filmed at John Burroughs High School (according to TV Guide), it's still hard to believe the backstory here. None of these kids pose any threat to Lea Michele, and none of them would even make it past "The Glee Project's" open MySpace audtions. Inspiration can come from the most interesting sources, I guess.
Check out superior "Firework" performances below by the casts of both "Glee" and "The Glee Project" to see what the Powerhouse Choir eventually inspired. I wasn't seeing stars during Powerhouse's more amateurish "AGT" performance of the song, but maybe I should thank them anyway.
[photo courtesy of NBC]
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