Lea Michele has gotten to sing many solos in six seasons of Fox's Glee, but what are her absolute greatest performances?
Michele has played the very eager Rachel Berry through six seasons of Glee, with many solo performances under her belt. With her powerhouse vocals and emotive facial expressions, Michele has delivered some of the most emotional moments of the entire series.
With Glee now coming to an end on Friday night, Enstars has ranked her five best performances in the history of the show.
5. Torn, by Ednaswap (Natalie Imbruglia version)
In episode 4.12, Naked, Rachel sang this song with an older version of herself. The performance was meant to show her struggles with her current life choices, looking back at who she used to be. While not a huge powerhouse performance, it was an emotional, memorable scene that allowed Michele to flex her acting, as well as singing, chops.
4. Get It Right, original song
Rachel performed this original song in episode 2.16, appropriately titled Original Song. This performance, which has backup vocals from Brittany (Heather Morris) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), proved that she was just as good at original songs as she was with covers. As with many of the more emotional performances, this was related to Rachel's relationship with Finn (the late Cory Monteith).
3. Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl
Sung for her Sectionals performance in episode 1.13, titled Sectionals, Rachel got to emulate her idol Barbra Streisand with this boisterous performance. A pure showcase for Michele's huge vocals, this song proved that Rachel was a star who was destined to be on Broadway. Rachel would later sing the song again in episode 3.18, titled Choke.
2. Firework by Katy Perry
Rachel sang this during episode 2.12, Silly Love Songs. Firework has gone on to be one of Michele's staple songs, performing it in the Glee concert movie as well. Matching (and perhaps outperforming) Perry's vocals, this song exemplifies what Glee is all about: singing your heart out and celebrating originality and differences.
1. Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan (Adele version)
Perhaps no performance in Glee history has been as emotional for both Rachel and Michele herself than Make You Feel My Love. Sung during Finn/Monteith's tribute episode The Quarterback, this performance was a pure, raw dedication to Monteith, who died in 2013 at the age of 31. Michele is in tears as she sings the very emotional song with passion. The performance also features her most raw, powerful vocals ever, making this her no. 1 solo in the history of Glee.
Glee is slated to conclude Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.