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Think Oprah Winfrey's TV audience is typcially a boisterous bunch? Try a studio full Gleeks. Fans of Fox's hit TV musical series, Glee, gasped, cried and thundered their applause for the cast, who opened the show with a performance of Queen's "Somebody to Love."
In advance of the show's April 13 spring premiere, the Oprah episode was filled to the brim with fun, from O's interview with the cast members (and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy), to behind-the-scenes footage, to a raucous performance by the actual high-school show choir that inspired Glee's story.
Chris Colfer's character, Kurt, wasn't originally in the script. "Chris came in and sang [Chicago's] 'Mr. Cellophane,'" said Murphy. "And it was so unique, we said, we’ve got to write a part for that guy. And we did."
An unexpected bonus in the episode: a real-life show choir from John Burrows Public High School -- whose YouTube videos inspired Murphy when he was developing the concept fpr Glee (the show’s choir room was even modeled after theirs) -- performed a phenomenal version of Madonna's "Vogue."
Murphy had a great answer when asked what happens when everybody on the show graduates:
Are you psyched for Glee's return on April 13?