Darren Criss Slays Another Katy Perry Classic
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
December 03, 2012
Daren Criss first turned heads on Glee with a note-perfect a cappella version of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, and he continued to prove his prowess when it comes to Katy Perry covers at Sunday night's Trevor Live event, where he sang a great rendition of Katy's Part of Me.
Katy was honored at the Trevor Project event with the Trevor Hero award for her work empowering LGBTQ youth.
"See, I grew up in a very intolerant environment," Katy said in her heartfelt acceptance speech. "For a long time, I was told that people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning were an abomination. But when I started asking questions, it was hard to find an answer that made rational sense from the bubble around me. As I've grown up, I've freed myself from that mindset ... I thank God that there has been some prospective growth in my family."
Another moment that brought the crowd to tears was Kristin Chenoweth and Anna Kendrick, who teamed up to sing For Good from Wicked, a song Kristin is plenty familiar with -- she originated the role of Glinda in the beloved musical.
"I can't believe I just got to do that. That was amazing!," Anna said as the two women hugged.
Check out the video to see Darren Criss, Kristin and Anna's standout performances, as well as performances from American Idol star Jessica Sanchez and Glee's Matthew Morrison!