'Glee' Season Finale to Feature Celeb Judges at Regionals
New Directions will go head-to-head against Vocal Adrenaline in the big competition, and be critiqued by a panel of famous faces. "The theme of Regionals is celebrity judges," creator Ryan Murphy tells EW. "Sue is now a nationwide celebrity. And Olivia and Josh only like choirs that sing their songs, so that's funny.
"They wanted to do something that played against what people think about them...to play against type," he adds. "So we gave them an opportunity. And it's funny to have Sue as a judge when she doesn't really know about [music], and she has it out for that darn Glee club."
Josh Groban and Olivia Newton-John join a long list of celebrity guests, who have agreed to appear on the hit Fox series. The cast will begin shooting the episode next week, and the season finale is scheduled to air on June 8. The spring premiere episode, 'Hello,' airs tonight on Fox at its special time 9:28 p.m., right after American Idol.