Saturday 27 May 2017

Riley wants Jackson Glee episode

Amber Riley would like to do a full-length Michael Jackson episode
Amber Riley would like to do a full-length Michael Jackson episode

Amber Riley thinks a Michael Jackson Glee special is long overdue.

The actress, who plays Mercedes Jones in the E4 musical comedy, said she'd like a Janet Jackson or full-length Michael Jackson special.

She said: "We did a mini tribute to Michael Jackson, but we really want to do a full tribute to Michael Jackson because his music is so timeless, so we really want to touch (on) that."

The cast's sixth CD, Glee: The Music, Vol. 5 features covers of Michael's Thriller and P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), as well as the original songs Loser Like Me and Get It Right, a first for the Grammy-nominated act.

Adam Anders, the show's executive music producer, is more interested in covering "some ABBA because I'm Swedish".

"That would be a lot of fun (and I) love the harmonies," he said.

Anders also said it "would be really cool" to remake the 1983 No. 1 song Africa from rock group Toto.

The cast are due to tour Europe in June.

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