‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Covers Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’ in 3D Concert Movie
Okay, so the song didn't originate from the late singer, but she and Mark Ronson were responsible for popularizing the Zutons' 2006 tune when it appeared on the producer's 2007 album, 'Version.'
Rivera, who is working on her debut solo album, performs a rousing rendition of the song, just as she did on the 'Special Education' episode of 'Glee.' This time, however, the show choir isn't competing at sectionals -- Rivera, Heather Morris and Harry Shum, Jr. (plus a few back-up dancers) are just having a good time.
Dressed in '50s-inspired gear, including mini-poodle skirts and rolled-up button-down shirts, the cover has a light, upbeat feel and is a special nod to Winehouse, who died far too soon on July 23.
Ronson and Winehouse's 'Valerie' peaked at No. 2 on the UK singles chart in 2007, and became the UK's ninth best-selling single of the year. It remained in the Top 20 for 19 consecutive weeks. Rolling Stone regards the cover as Winehouse's only "notable recording" since 'Back to Black.'
Watch Naya Rivera Perform 'Valerie' in 'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie'