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Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: October 4, 2011
By: Jennifer Hudson
Sung by: Mercedes Jones with Brittany Pierce and Tina Cohen-Chang
Place: The Choir Room and The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Asian F

Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson is featured in Asian F, the third episode of Season Three. It is sung by Mercedes, with back-up from Brittany and Tina.

After a little encouragement from her new boyfriend, Shane, she auditions for McKinley's production of West Side Story with this song. Shane tells Mercedes to stop playing 'nice' with Rachel since the both of them are top competitors for the role of Maria in the school musical. Mercedes takes his encouragement and as she performs this song with Brittany and Tina singing back-up, she is continually reminded of Rachel and how Rachel is always the one to be under the spotlight. 

The musical's directors (Artie, Emma, and Beiste) praise this performance, observing that she has a newfound maturity in her voice and performance.

Lyrics

Mercedes with Brittany and Tina:
Hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo
Hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo
Hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo

Mercedes (Brittany and Tina):
Are you a man who loves, cherishes and cares for me?
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
Are you a guard in the prison maximum security?
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
Do we stay home all the time cause you want me to yourself?
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
Or am I locked away out of fear I'll find someone else?
(Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)

Well, I don't like (Hee-hee)
Living under your spotlight (Hee-hee)
Just because you think I might (Hee-hee)
Find somebody worthy (Woah oh oh)

Mercedes with Brittany and Tina (Brittany and Tina):
Oh, I don't like (Yeah, hee-hee)
Living under spotlight (Yeah, hee-hee)
Maybe if you treat me right (Yeah, hee-hee)
You won't have to worry (Woah oh oh)

Mercedes (Brittany and Tina):
Is this a relationship? Fulfilling your needs, as well as mine?
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
Or is this just my sentence? Am I doing time?
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
Oh if this love real real love, then I'm staying. No doubt
(Is that you? Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)
But if I'm just love's prisoner, then I'm busting out
(Is that you? Is that you? Yeah)

Mercedes with Brittany and Tina (Brittany and Tina):
(Mercedes: Ohh, baby)
Oh, I don't like (Hee-hee)

Brittany and Tina (Mercedes):
Living under your spotlight, hee-hee (Spotlight, yeah)
Just because you think I might, hee-hee (Just because you think I might)
Find somebody worthy, woah oh oh (Find somebody worthy)
Oh, I don't like, yeah, hee-hee (I don't like)
Living under your spotlight, yeah, hee-hee (Living under your, your)
Maybe if you treat me right, yeah, hee-hee (Treat me right, yeah)
You won't have to worry, woah oh oh (You will never have to worry, no)

Mercedes (Brittany and Tina):
Boy, you ought to be ashamed of yourself
What the hell do you think you're doing?
Loving me, loving me so wrong
Baby, all I do is try (Try)
To show you that you're mine (Mine)
One and only guy (Only guy)
No matter who may come along
Open your eyes cause baby I don't like

Mercedes with Brittany and Tina:
Hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo (Mercedes: Ooh ooh ooh)
Hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo

Brittany and Tina (Mercedes):
(Hey, 'cause I don't like)
Oh, I don't like, hee-hee
Living under your spotlight, hee-hee (No, no)

Mercedes with Brittany and Tina (Brittany and Tina):
Just because you think I might (Hee-hee)
Find somebody worthy (Whoa oh oh) (Mercedes: No, no)

Brittany and Tina (Mercedes):
Oh, I don't like, yeah, hee-hee (I don't like, yeah)
Living under your spotlight, yeah, hee-hee (Living under your spotlight)
Maybe if you treat me right, yeah, hee-hee (Treat me right, yeah)
You won't have to worry, woah oh oh (You will never have to worry)

Mercedes:
I don't like...

Trivia

  • Before the song begins, Shane compares Mercedes to Effie White from Dreamgirls. In the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls, Effie is portrayed by Jennifer Hudson. Interesting enough, this song is also originally sung by Jennifer Hudson.
  • This is one of the few songs where the backup singers sing lines by themselves.

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Videos

Spotlight - Glee HD Full Studio(04:10)
Spotlight- Jennifer Hudson(04:37)
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