As someone who has been a Glee fan from the beginning, it saddens me to write this post. Cory Monteith’s sudden death on Saturday, July 13th has left Gleeks in mourning and the show’s approaching new season unknown. Monteith, who plays Finn, has been an integral part of the Glee cast from the start. Filming, originally scheduled to begin this summer, has been postponed to this fall in an effort to give Monteith’s family, friends, and the cast time to process and heal. Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, Finn’s on-screen girlfriend, and Monteith’s off-screen girlfriend, has not made any statements except through her reps who have asked fans to respect her privacy during this time.
Though short, Rolling Stone produced a list of performances by Monteith to honor his talent; however, they forgot my favorite! Let’s not forget his notable and fitting rendition of Jesse’s Girl in season one’s Laryngitis. When Rachel begins seeing a glee club rival, Jesse St. James, Finn becomes increasingly jealous – making this song the perfect choice.