We'll warn you in advance... although this is just a teaser for the upcoming tribute episode, it's left us with some serious goosebumps. Get ready to hear Lea Michele sing...
Lea Michele has had a pretty crazy week. Yesterday, the actress had to deal with the uncomfortable announcement to the press of how her late boyfriend Cory Monteith spent his last night before his death, and today she’s making headlines for her heartbreaking tribute to the star in an emotional 33-second easer clip released by FOX. Someone give this girl a hug…
‘Farewell To Finn’ was unveiled this morning, and shows Lea’s character Rachel Berry sobbing her heart out on teacher Will Schuester’s shoulder. The rest of the cast can be seen crying while pinning various tributes and flowers to Finn’s locker, while one shot focuses on a pair of drumsticks tied together with a black ribbon.
It’s not known how producer Ryan Murphy has chosen to tackle Finn’s death – or how much it will focus on drug abuse – but one’s thing’s certain, it’s going to be a tearjerker.
Lea’s character Rachel sings a stunning acoustic version of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love on the clip, giving us a serious case of the goosebumps.
Ryan has revealed that the episode itself will be called ‘The Quarterback’ in a nod to Finn’s footballing at high school. He told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday: ‘Cory really was that to that group of people – and to me particularly. That group of kids particularly went through the limelight and became world famous at a very difficult age, and many of them really struggled with it.
‘Cory obviously very much struggled with it, but never on the surface, and I think that’s why everybody loved him. He was the most kind, the most generous – never a bad word for anybody.’
A coroner’s report yesterday revealed that a spoon with drugs residue, two bottles of empty champagne and a hypodermic needle were found in Cory’s hotel room the night he died. The actor, 31, died of a heroin and alcohol overdose on 13 July.
Grab a tissue and check out the clip below…