December 6th, 2010
04:22 PM ET
The hit Fox television show “Glee” isn’t just a hit stateside.
It’s also beloved in Great Britain and the gleeks were out in full force when the cast performed this past weekend on the semi-finals of “The X Factor.”
The show created by former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is huge across the pond and so it was the coming together of phenomena when the two combined. The gig kicked off with a video into by the show’s characters Coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison).
“Hey Will look, there’s Simon Cowell,” Lynch as Sylvester said. “There’s something about that guy I’ve always liked. I think it’s how he wears shirts that kind of show the shape of his nipples.” After that Morrison as Schuester introduced the McKinley High New Directions, the group sang Journey’s hit “Don’t Stop Believing.”
One classic moment was when actress Amber Riley, who portrays Mercedes on the show, marched up and sang to Cowell. Riley was rejected when she auditioned for “Idol.” The “Glee” cast is scheduled to perform a tour in London.
Click here to watch the performance.
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