On My Own from Les Misérables is featured in Pilot, the first episode of Season One. It is sung by Rachel.
Rachel sings this as her audition for the new glee club, New Directions. She also posts a video of her sing this song on her MySpace page only to be mocked by Quinn and the other Cheerios. After the audition, Will thanks Rachel for her audition and she confidentally replies with, "When do we start rehearsals?"
This is the first released song of the series and therefore the first full-recorded song.
This is the only audition song from the Pilot that was released as a single.
Lea Michele sang this for her audition for Glee. Brad Ellis who portrays pianist Brad played it with her during her audition.
This made the FOX executive producers cry.
Lea Michele was in a Broadway production of Les Miserables as Young Cosette.
Lea played Éponine at the Hollywood Bowl in 2008.
Lea was one of the top contenders considered to play Éponine (who sings On My Own) in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. Others were Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood. The role ultimately went to Samantha Barks.
The comments which were posted on her Myspace video by the Cheerios were:
"I think I'm going to scratch my eyes out." - Hi Ho Cheerio! (Santana)
"If I were your parents I would sell you back." - Sky Splitz (Quinn)