Now that we're almost cooled off from last week's Valentine's Day episode of Glee, which got hot and heavy with several hotel hookups (we're talking Rachel and Finn, Kurt and Blaine, Jake and Marley, Artie and Betty, and—most shockingly—Santana (Naya Rivera) and Quinn!), we can't wait to see what's in store for the gang tonight. In honor of our favorite former New Directions' member, we're counting down our favorite performances featuring Glee's most alluring character Santana. Find out our top picks and make sure to check out FOX's hit show tonight!
1. Naya Rivera: "Girl on Fire"
During Diva Week, Santana (Naya Rivera) stopped by McKinley High before ultimately deciding to move to New York to belt out Alicia Key's hit "Girl on Fire." It was the perfect song for the perfect vixen, who later returned to Ohio for Will and Emma's wedding that wasn't only to give Quinn her first lesbian experience. 'Cause that girl is on fiyah!
2. Naya Rivera: "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You"
Naya Rivera’s raspy yet soulful voice shines during her ode to Adele’s hit singles “Rumour Has It” and “Someone Like You.” The 25-year-old, who plays Santana Lopez, rocked the stage with a retro look to match her sultry voice. There’s no doubt that gleeks everywhere were impressed!
3. Naya Rivera: "I Kissed a Girl"
Santana Lopez kissed a girl and liked it all right! The Cheerios captain, who slowly discovered she had romantic feelings for Brittany Pierce (played by Heather Morris), comes out of her shell for Katy Perry’s cover “I Kissed a Girl.” Relive Rivera and co-star Lea Michelle’s playful rendition of the hit track.
4. Naya Rivera's: "Valerie"
During the 2011 Glee Tour, Rivera paid homage to the late pop singer Amy Winehouse and sang a memorable version of her hit track "Valerie." We love the retro shirts and poodle skirts the cast wore on stage!
5. Naya Rivera's: "Survivor"/"I Will Survive"
The Troubletones forever! Santana Lopez dominated the stage with a flawless rendition of the remix of Destiny Child’s “Survivor” and Gloria Gaynor’s classic heartbreak song, “I Will Survive.” Who didn’t feel empowered after the group’s performance?
6. Naya Rivera's: "Mountain High"
Who can forget when Naya Rivera and co-star Amber Riley teamed up for the duet of Ike & Tina Turner’s track “Mountain High”? Their characters, Mercedes and Santana, tried to win a free dinner with their performance, but they lost the competition. We still cheer you on Santana!
7. Naya Rivera's: "We Are Young"
Naya Rivera burns brighter than the sun for the third season's performance of "We Are Young" by Janelle Monáe. Lea Michele may have had the lead, but Rivera definitely owns the spotlight!
8. Naya Rivera's: "Smooth Criminal"
The Michael Jackson tribute episode may not have aired yet, but this clip proves that it's one of Naya Rivera's best Glee moments as of yet! We can't stop watching Santana's performance with Sebastian (played by Grant Gustin).