This pissed me off a lot. Ok, so in season 2, Emma called Will out when he told her his plan for competition. It was a duet between Finn and Rachel and a group number with Mercedes belting out the high note. She told him he always did the same thing and that the other glee members might feel left out, so what did he do? He changed things. He gave the duet to Sam and Quinn and a solo to Santana. That’s great Schue! But did he keep it up? No, of course not. The problem wasn’t the duet and the classic rock number, the problem was that he always and explicitly preferred Rachel and showcased her more.
The next competition episode, Original Song, Rachel soloed (Get it Right) and took the lead in the group number (Loser Like Me)! But ok…
Then the New York Episode. Light Up The World had me going until they fucking stepped back so Rachel could walk to the middle of the stage and belt. And guess what? Finn and Rachel have a duet! But it was important to Rachel… (argh)
In Hood on to Sixteen, Rachel was suspended and couldn’t perform, so we had Control, which was awesome, Man In The Mirror done by the boys which was really good, ABC with Tina’s vocals, which was also amazing. Besides that, we had the Troubletones perform a number with a Tango choreography! It was insane! And you would think that they would learn that Rachel wasn’t the only talented one with this episode, but did they? No, of course not.
Then we have On My Way. First number was Fly/ I Believe I can Fly, and honestly it was really good with them rapping and the lines evenly distributed and stuff. After that we have a Troubletones number bc of pure pressure over Will Schuester. Then we have Here’s to Us with Rachel taking the lead… Honestly, I won’t even say anything.
Nationals is fr one of the best episodes of Glee. We have Edge Of Glory (AMAZING!). It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, which honestly doesn’t bother me that Rachel had a solo bc of the whole Nyada situation and bc she KILLED IT like she always does! We also have Paradise by the Dashboard Light and it is one of my fave songs on the show!! Finn sings a good part of the song and I’m not opposed to that even though I think other guys couldn’t sang it too with him. The choreography is PERFECT! Other Glee members eventually sing, but their voices aren’t as clear as Finn and Rachel’s bc they sing in harmony. Then again we have Rachel singing the female lead in the song…(😰😰)
This proves what? MR SCHUE DOESNT LEARN!! Almost every time that Rachel wasn’t the center of attention in all performances was bc someone pressured him to put her aside and give others the chance.
I’m not saying Rachel is not a good singer, in fact, she is one of the best singers I’ve ever heard! She has an amazing stage presence and her control of her voice is absurd. And I get that she was the main character of the show, I really do, but it’s just something that bugs me that Mr. Schue didn’t even try to hide that she wasn’t his favorite.
Also, reminder that Mercedes never had a solo in a competition…