Watch the Cast of 'Glee' Slay Their Final Live Performance!
By Leanne Aguilera
The end is near.
We’re just a few weeks away from the very last episode of Glee, which means fans will have to say goodbye to the characters who brought unforgettable musical performances into our living rooms for the past six years.
Glee has finished filming, but the cast of the smash Fox comedy gathered one last time and show off their powerful voices in what is being called their "last live performance ever." (Although, let's be honest, we have a feeling they have a few more numbers left in them.)
On Saturday, Lea Michele and Co. took the stage at the Family Equality Council Los Angeles Awards Dinner to help honor trailblazers in the LGBTQ community including Glee, Modern Family, Honey Maid, and Annise Parker, the first LGBTQ mayor of Houston.
Their musical medley began with Alex Newell -- dressed in his signature Unique drag -- walking through the crowd singing a mash-up of "I Will Survive/Survivor." Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowtiz, Becca Tobin, Harry Shum Jr. and Chord Overstreet also took the stage to show off their Abba devotion with "Dancing Queen."
The Glee gang concluded their performance with their iconic rendition of Journey's "Don’t Stop Believin'" and the crowed jumped to their feet.
Watching the number certainly brings back all kind of Glee-ful memories -- and gut-wrenching feels. . (It’s super tough not to miss Cory Monteith a lot right now.) Overall the group -- which consisted of only two original Glee cast members, Michele and Ushkowitz -- slayed their "final" live performance.
Glee's creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy also took the stage to give a moving speech about the impact that both Glee and Modern Family have had in today's world.
"I think the success of Glee and Modern Family brought gay kids and gay families to millions of people who think they didn’t know those kinds of people, and then suddenly, literally in the course of one month, they did," Murphy said while accepting his award.
"I have been told that seven years ago before Glee and Modern Family and Transparent and Orange Is the New Black, one poll showed that only 18 percent of people believed that a gay, or nontraditional family, was entitled to equal rights," Murphy continued. "Today that number is around 52 percent. It is a great change, a great victory in a shockingly short amount of time, but there is more work to be done."