Big props must go to Darren Criss from beginning to end of this amazing episode, as he flawlessly croons several of The Beatles most covered and iconic tunes including “Help” as Blaine gathers his flash mob to make the proposal an unforgettable experience and as “Beatles” front man in “I Saw Her Standing There” as a show of support to his boo, Tina.
The best, by far, is his heartfelt performance of “All You Need Is Love” to set the stage for the biggest, most romantic moment in Klaine history. If Darren Criss can sell any emotion better than the rest, it’s love. The sweaty palm-inducing, pitter-patter heartbeat, all-consuming, I-can’t-exist-without-you kind of love. It’s in his eyes, his expression, and the tone of his voice.
Kurt is visibly overwhelmed and moved by the sensational serenade. Our hearts are pounding with Kurt’s in anticipation of just what Blaine is going to say when he finally pops the question. We know, as we’ve come to know Blaine, it’s going to be beyond romantic.
And then Darren Criss drives it home as Blaine offers one of the most earnest declarations of love we’ve ever heard