Jimmy Fallon - Born to Run - Emmys Opening Sketch - 2010 - Glee - Emmy Awards - 720P HD
And in case NBC decides to delete the "unofficial" version, here is the official version (on the craptastic NBC player below):
I gotta admit I had not seen the performance until now, only hearing from my teenage son who, I suspect, has taken to watching "Glee," that Jimmy Fallon opened the 2010 Emmys with "Born To Run" with the Glee cast and "Hurley" (Jorge Garcia) from LOST and that Fallon did a credible job of performing as Bruce Springteen (writer/original performer of the song).
I've never liked anyone but Bruce attempting the song because every version I've heard until now sucked incredibly, but but in Fallon's version a number of singers were integrated into it taking on the parts they were most suited to and it actually worked--though of course the song belongs to Springsteen. They only borrowed it. Bruce Springsteen owns 'Born To Run' --in every sense of the word.
Why is one of the high points of an admittedly good Emmy show not showing up until almost a week after the broadcast? This blurb explains it all (or tries to):
You can now safely delete Sunday’s Emmy telecast from your DVR: Host Jimmy Fallon’s rather spectacular opener to the show, which featured stars across the television universe singing a Glee-ful version of “Born to Run,” — officially. Why’d it take so long to get the NBC-approved goods? There was a bit of a holdup with rights over using the Bruce Springsteen staple — apparently, NBC and the TV Academy didn’t square away the deal to use the song on the web until yesterday afternoon. (You couldn’t find it officially online before then, but, of course,the bit was pirated everywhere.) Fallon was none too happy about all his efforts being absent from the network’s website: “That could have been worth 500,000 hits on NBC.com,” the Late Night host told Variety on Tuesday.