Casting Spoilers! Confirmed: Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan Join 'Spanglish Episode'Monday, December 05, 2011
Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan are confirmed to be joining "Glee" for an episode in the new year, according to the show's executive music producer Adam Anders.
"We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode," he told Billboard.com Sunday night. "We're just starting the planning, so I don't know (which songs the pair will sing.) I wouldn't tell you anyway!"
Anders did admit that a crazy mash-up with Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" and Estefan's "Conga" would be a cool route for the two superstars. According to earlier reports citing inside sources, Estefan will be playing Santana's mother while Martin will be McKinley High's new Spanish teacher in the episode.
Anders was joined by many of the stars and creators behind "Glee" Sunday night at Trevor Live, a benefit for The Trevor Project, a non-profit focused on ending suicide and bullying for LGBTQ youth, a topic that is near and dear to the hearts of everyone involved in the TV show.
"I'm excited everyone is here together supporting this cause," said Harry Shum Jr., who was on hand with his co-stars to introduce Amber Riley's performance. "Last year I was here, but it wasn't this big of a scale. I'm so happy to see it grow over a year and bring awareness. I danced last year. We're alternating, this year Darren (Criss) is doing it and Amber's doing it, but I'll just enjoy watching."
Anders served as musical director for the night, in collaboration with Adam Shankman, who directed the event. Anders described his role as "selecting songs, arrangements, artists, pulling favors," but admitted that he didn't need to twist anyone's arm to be involved in Trevor.
"We thought we'd have to, but everybody wants to be part of it and help out," he said. "The amount of talent that's come out to support has been amazing."