Naya Rivera’s Most Powerful Performances On Glee Will Make You Llorar
As Naya Rivera fans mourn her death, we wanted to pay tribute to the beautiful singer whose voice made such a difference to girls and boys watching her on “Glee.” For all of her performances, Rivera manages to give her full heart and often made her fans cry.
Here’s to the Afro-Latina beauty and her legacy.
For her performance of the Fleetwood Mac version of “Landslide,” Rivera delivered another emotional performance alongside her co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Morris. In the episode, Santana chooses the song to tell Brittany how she feels about her. Despite her performance, Santana tells her classmate Rachel Berry that just because she sang a song with Brittany, it doesn’t mean that anyone, can put a label on her.
“If I Die Young”
In the episode honoring the death of her former co-star Cory Monteith, Rivera as Santana reveals how hurt she is by his character Finn’s death.
”River Deep, Mountain
Originally performed by Ike & Tina Turner, Santana sings this song alongside her peer Mercedes for the Glee Club’s the duet competition to win a free meal Breadstix. Which we all know Santana loved.
In the Season Two and ninth episode of Glee, Santana gave a soulful performance of Valerie by The Zutons (Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse version
“Girl On Fire”
In Season Four, Santana sang “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys while making the decision to move on from her life and to New York.
“Don’t Rain On My Parade”
In season 5 of “Glee” Santana’s performance of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” quite literally stunned everyone.
“Rumor Has It / Someone Like You”
In the final song of the season 3, Santana sings “Rumour Has It/Someone Like You” by Adele as a mash-up.
“Survivor/ I Will Survive”
For her big performance, Santana sang the Destiny’s Child/Gloria Gaynor mashup in the eighth episode of Season Three.
Santana broke just about every heart, including Brittany’s when she breaks up with her while singing “Mine” by Taylor Swift.