updated 10/13/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/13/2010 AT 11:15 AM ET
When Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) assigned the glee clubbers a duet, some unusual partnerships popped up on Tuesday’s episode of Glee. And with a dinner for two at Breadsticks up for grabs, the competition for best song was fierce.
First off, Schuester announced that Puck (Mark Salling) had been thrown in juvenile hall – and replacing him for the time being was the new kid, guitar-playing hottie Sam (Chord Overstreet).
Lovebirds Rachel and Finn (Lea Michele and Cory Monteith) paired up for an upbeat duet of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – until they decided to throw the competition and sing a terrible song instead (“With You I’m Born Again” sung with Finn dressed as a priest), hoping that if they lose, Sam would win, want to stay and ultimately help the glee club win nationals.
Mercedes and Santana (Amber Riley and Naya Rivera) almost derailed Rachel and Finn’s plan by performing a slamming version of “River Deep, Mountain High.” Kurt (Chris Colfer) also pulled out all the stops by singing a duet – with himself – to “Le Jazz Hot” from the hit movie Victor/Victoria.
Meanwhile, Tina helped Mike overcome his fear of singing. “Everyone knows I’m here to do one thing – dance,” Mike said. But Tina convinced him to do the comical number, “Sing,” from A Chorus Line, about a guy who can’t sing.
Still, when things started to heat up between Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Sam – she helped clean slushie off his face and later he tried to kiss her – it seemed like nothing could stop the duo. They performed a sweet and flirty version of “Lucky” – and ultimately won the competition.
And even though the competition was over, Kurt and Rachel shined when they sing “Happy Days Are Here Again/Come on Get Happy,” just for the sheer joy of it.