Naya Rivera has shared a first look at Glee season 5 in which we see her character Santana and Demi Lovato’s character together.
Rivera shared the photo (pictured above and in full below) on Instagram. We see Santana and the yet-to-be-named character in their cheerleading outfits. Lovato is offering a kiss to Rivera, who’s conducting the selfie.
Over the weekend we learned that Lovato’s role on Glee season 5 would be that of a love interest for Santana. She’ll appear on five episodes of the hit Fox dramedy, which premieres next month. Lovato will begin her run during one of the two Beatles tribute episodes slated for September 26 and October 3.
The first official footage from Glee season 5 was debuted by co-star Darren Criss in a promotional video earlier this week. In it, he teases the two Beatles episodes and says that Sue is up to her same old ways. The footage within shows a couple of Beatles-related moments and Sue as her usual cranky self.
Time will tell just how serious Santana and Lovato’s characters will become, but since it’s a 5-episode arc, we can’t imagine it getting deep.
The purpose of Lovato’s presence on Glee season 5 is to throw a bone to The X Factor, which she is a judge on. It will be airing on Fox the same night each week. The Simon Cowell-led show has sunk in the ratings over its two seasons.
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