Following the news of Cory Monteith 's tragic death, we’ve been watching reruns of Glee 24/7. Cory hit the big time in 2009 when he was cast as Finn Hudson in the show, a high school jock turned Glee club member, and his naïve but loveable nature soon won him crowds of admirers. Here are some of his top moments in the show – feel free to add your own favorite Cory Monteith moments, too.
I don’t know about you, but Cory Monteith melted my heart when he proposed to Rachel. They might not have ended up getting married, but it was a truly memorable moment!
This might have been the moment that Glee’s success was finalized! Not only did people love the Glee episode, but the Journey song (which is one of my faves!) entered the top 10 of the charts in countries around the world. Not bad for an old song and a new program, then.
This clip is from episode 10 of season 1 – and it’s no wonder that Glee and Cory fans have voted it one of their favorites. The emotional tune is made even more poignant now, and it was a tear-jerker when it first screened, too.
This emotional song was performed at Will and Emma’s wedding, where former and current New Direction members paired off the night. The obvious sparks between Finn and Rachel started huge online debates, and the video stayed in the YouTube most watched for a few weeks – not a bad feat.
This was a video that sparked a big debate – Cory disagreed with series music director Adam Anders about how it should be performed, making the headlines everywhere. Whilst Adam wanted an upbeat, happy version, Cory thought the song should be angry and dramatic. Cory eventually won, and this emotional, raw version proved a big hit – with a great matching video.
Bruno Mars songs proved especially popular on Glee, with their current feel and upbeat vibe. Just The Way You Are was no exception, and it was another track perfectly executed by Cory.
This was another song that Cory and Glee fans voted for in their thousands – and it was just as popular just after it first aired. Gleeks around the world had waited patiently for the wedding day, where Rachel and Finn were about to get married and sing another Bruno Mars hit, Marry You, as their toast.
This was a group performance to provide a dramatic close to series one, but Finn’s lead was widely complimented, and fans loved it. While a lot of the fans hadn’t heard the song before, Queen’s original release began climbing again shortly after it’s release, and Cory commented on being asked to sing it “Everywhere he went”. It’s a great song, and it’s very well sung!
This might have been a Rachel Berry (played by Cory’s girlfriend Lea Michele) solo, but Finn definitely made his mark too. Throughout the video he can be seen cheeky eye-balling at her from the drumkit, making it a very memorable video. It’s got that genuine Cory Monteith humor to it.
Born Cory Allan Michael Monteith in Alberta, Canada in May 1982, Cory certainly touched a lot of hearts. Hundreds of heartfelt tributes have been paid across social media since the news broke, and it’s clear that Cory will leave behind a strong legacy. Feel free to leave your favorite moments or thoughts here. RIP Cory Monteith.
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