Don’t Stop Believing in Cory Monteith
By now, almost everyone has heard about Cory Monteith passing away.
It’s always upsetting when someone dies so young. In America, we seem to take it harder when celebrities die. Many people get up in arms about how fixated we can be on the deaths of those in the spotlight rather than mourning the loss from the everyday tragedies, such as natural disasters, war, etc.
I tended to agree, until Whitney Houston died. During that whole month you could hear her greatest hits blaring from the headphones of anyone within earshot. And I couldn’t quite put my finger on why it hit me harder than I would have anticipated.
I think it has something to do with the fact that she had been musically involved in my life for close to two decades. When you sing with someone, your voices become intertwined and part of you resonates with that person (whether it’s your soul, spirit, or disco stick depends on the person). Cory and I have been singing together for the last few years and it feels like I’ve lost a friend. Albeit, an estranged friend I never spoke to or actually saw in person.
Most people know Cory Monteith solely from his Glee fame. I personally still remember him as the “biggest slut” of Beachwood High and the slightly homoerotic tension between him and Kyle.
Rather than focusing on the circumstances of his death, we should focus on his life and all the joy he brought to millions of people. The following are my top three Finn Hudson moments.
All of his terrible, terrible dancing. That boy had no rhythm, and it was so entertaining. Glee often makes fun of itself. At first, it seemed like they were trying to hide his dancing with clever camera angles and panning quickly passed him when he wasn’t singing. But they soon learned to just own it, as shown in his delightful audition for the Cheerios.
This deliciously gay brawl (I like to pretend all brawls are gay) was when Finn became sexy. He was kind of in a slump during this season, but after his declaration for Rachel as his “future wife” and the slightly serial killer-esque quality of his voice, he really started to shine again.
I remember watching this scene over and over, thinking there was no way they could ever top it and should probably just quit while they’re ahead. They did prove me wrong, but I still get goosebumps when Finn starts singing.