Played by Amber Riley When we first met her: She had a big voice and showed it off in style, but got irked when Rachel (Lea Michele) got the solos. Mercedes was a bit clueless when it came to love, once crushing on gay glee club member Kurt (Chris Colfer) until she learned of his sexual orientation. Where we left her: She won the right to a solo after belting out "And I'm Telling You," but had it stolen by the competition at sectionals. She has yet to find a real moment outside of song to shine. What we can expect next: Now that there's no confusion with Kurt, they're BFFs and collaborate on schemes ranging from surprise musical performances to makeovers. Eventually though, she'll get her own "Somebody to Love." Related: 'Glee' intel: More Puck, Mercedes to love Battle of the 'American Idol': 'I'm Telling You ... You're Gonna Love Me'
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