NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 31st the 2CELLOS (Sony MASTERWORKS) will make their debut on Fox' hit TV series GLEE at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. They will perform their signature version of "Smooth Criminal" with Santana (Naya Rivera) and Sebastian (Grant Gustin) in the show's special tribute episode to the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson. The performance will emulate their self-made music video of "Smooth Criminal" that went viral on YouTube, getting millions of views, and subsequently lead to a record deal with Sony and a slot on tour with Elton John. This is the first time that the show has featured an instrumental group as their guest artist.
"It is such an honor to participate in one of TV's biggest shows!" says Luka Sulic, "And performing a song by our idol Michael Jackson makes it that much more special," adds Stjepan Hauser.
Their self-titled debut album was released this Summer and features Sulic & Hauser's unique spin on hits by Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings of Leon among others. They are currently on a worldwide tour with Sir Elton John.
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 35 million songs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. Now in its third season, GLEE is averaging a 4.3/12 among Adults 18-49 and is No. 1 among Teens. The special tribute episode dedicated to the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson entitled "Michael" will air Tuesday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) kicking off new "senior year" episodes featuring more memorable performances and guest stars. GLEE stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester). Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Darren Criss (Blaine). GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
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