‘Glee’ co-creator Ryan Murphy says there will not be a tribute to young star Justin Bieber on the show, but one of his songs will be sung, MTV reports.
According to the report, "Murphy maintained that unlike other superstars whose repertoires have received "Glee" overhauls — like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Madonna — Bieber’s current list of hits isn’t long enough to sustain an entire hour of New Directions-helmed numbers. ‘Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs,’ he told Entertainment Weekly. However, this season of ‘Glee’ won’t be completely Bieber-free: ‘Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam [Chord Overstreet] sings a JB song to win Quinn’s [Dianna Agron] approval.’
However, Nikki Finke at Deadline.com has it a little different: "This episode is supposed to air a few days into the Paramount release of Bieber’s 3D biopic Never Say Never. Despite some contradictory statements from Ryan Murphy yesterday, I’ve learned from insiders that the episode tentatively scheduled for February 15th will feature a storyline about this season’s new character, transfer student Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet), deciding to start a boy band, and he’ll sing 3 Bieber songs on the show."