The New Directions' Girls are the group of girls within New Directions.

The New Directions' Girls are simply just the girls who were in New Directions. They are not a separate club, but they often separated from the boys for "girl power" numbers such as Halo/Walking on Sunshine, Express Yourself and Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer. Tina, Rachel and Mercedes were there since the founding of New Directions and Quinn, Santana and Brittany joined in Showmance. Lauren Zizes joined in Season Two, but left the club at the start of the third season. Kurt was also sometimes considered as one of New Directions' girls and often tried to join their group in gender-spilt-mashups competitions. However, he was usually sent back to the boy's team by Will. Lauren is a past emblematic member of the club.

Mercedes, Santana and Brittany leave during the early part of Season Three to join The Troubletones with Shelby Corcoran as the director. Sugar, originally rejected from the New Directions, was the cause of Shelby's group. She later joins the New Directions when Mercedes, Santana and Brittany rejoin. Rachel, Mercedes, Quinn and Santana all graduated in Goodbye, therefore not being in Glee Club anymore. Brittany left New Directions in All or Nothing, after an early admission into MIT, graduating during her second senior year. Sugar has not been seen in the New Directions for unknown reasons after the same episode. Tina graduated in New Directions, while the club was disbanded due to budget concerns. One year later, Rachel donates money to reboot the glee club, Jane Hayward and Madison McCarthy become the first two female members. Kitty rejoins in The Hurt Locker, Part Two.

Others were a part of them for a short time in the past, including April Rhodes and Sunshine Corazon.



Season One
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
Halo/Walking on Sunshine Vitamin D Beyoncé/Katrina and The Waves Mercedes and Rachel Brittany, Quinn, Santana, and Tina
Express Yourself The Power of Madonna Madonna Mercedes, Quinn, Rachel, Santana, and Tina Brittany
The Boy Is Mine Laryngitis Brandy and Monica Mercedes and Santana Brittany, Quinn, Rachel, and Tina
Bad Romance Theatricality Lady Gaga Kurt, Mercedes, Quinn, Santana, and Tina Brittany and Rachel

Season Two
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
The Only Exception Britney/Brittany Paramore Rachel Mercedes, Quinn, and Santana
Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer Never Been Kissed The Rolling Stones/Bon Jovi Brittany, Mercedes, Rachel, Santana, and Tina Quinn
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Not performed in an episode Traditional Mercedes, Quinn, Rachel, Santana, and Tina Brittany
Firework Silly Love Songs Katy Perry Rachel Brittany, Lauren, Mercedes, Santana, and Tina
I Know What Boys Like Comeback The Waitresses Lauren Brittany and Tina
Hell to the No Original Song Glee Mercedes Brittany, Lauren, Santana, and Tina
Get It Right Rachel Brittany and Tina

Season Three
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
Run the World (Girls) Asian F Beyoncé Brittany Santana
I Kissed a Girl I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry Rachel and Santana Brittany, Mercedes, Quinn, Santana, Sugar, and Tina
All I Want for Christmas Is You Extraordinary Merry Christmas 'Mariah Carey' Mercedes Brittany, Quinn, Rachel, Santana, and Tina
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Yes/No Roberta Flack Mercedes, Rachel, Santana, and Tina None
Never Can Say Goodbye Michael The Jackson5 Quinn Brittany, Mercedes, Santana, and Tina
What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) On My Way Kelly Clarkson Brittany, Mercedes, and Santana The Troubletones
Cell Block Tango Choke Chicago Brittany, Mercedes, Santana, Sugar, and Tina None
Shake It Out Florence and The Machine Mercedes, Santana, and Tina
Edge of Glory Nationals Lady Gaga Mercedes, Quinn, Santana, and Tina The Troubletones

Season Four
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee Glease Grease Kitty Brittany, Sugar, Tina, and Unique
Beauty School Drop Out Grease Blaine Kitty, Marley, Santana, and Sugar
Tell Him Sadie Hawkins The Exciters Brittany and Marley Kitty, Sugar, Tina, and Unique
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars Marley and Unique Brittany, Sugar, and Tina
Diva Diva Beyoncé Blaine, Brittany, Tina, and Unique Kitty and Marley
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl Girls (and Boys) on Film Marilyn Monroe/Madonna Marley and Unique Brittany, Kitty, Sugar, and Tina 
Wannabe Guilty Pleasures Spice Girls Brittany, Kitty, Marley, Tina, and Unique None
I Love It All or Nothing Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX Brittany, Kitty, Tina, and Unique Marley and Sugar

Season Five
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
Mary's Little Boy Child Previously Unaired Christmas Harry Belafonte (Boney M. version) Marley, Tina and Unique None
Love Child The Supremes Unique Marley and Tina

Season Six
Song Episode Originally by/from Solos Backup Vocals
Chandelier We Built This Glee Club Sia Madison, Kitty, and Jane New Directions



  • The first three members (Mercedes, Tina, and Rachel) auditioned separately and joined on Pilot.
  • The second three members (Quinn, Santana, and Brittany) auditioned together and joined in Showmance.
  • Of the third three members to join (April, Lauren, and Sunshine) only Lauren lasted the episode still being a member.
  • All of the members until Season Three, with the exception of Tina and Sugar, have been in a romantic relationship with Puck.
  • Four out of six of the girls in Season One had a relationship with Finn. Quinn dated Finn but they broke up because Finn found out Puck was the father of Quinn's baby. Rachel and Finn have kissed a number of times while he was still dating Quinn. See Fuinn. In Hell-O, Rachel thought she was dating Finn, but Finn resisted (see Finchel). Also in Hell-O, Finn went on a date with both Brittany and Santana. In The Power of Madonna, Finn had sex with Santana.
  • So far, only girls have had solos in a competition.
    • Rachel, Santana and Tina are the only girls to have a solo in a competition.
  • All members of the group, with the exception of Madison, have had a romantic relationship, kiss, crush on, or date with another member of New Directions:
  • At one point, Tina and Quinn were the only girl members in the club. Due to Mercedes, Santana, and Brittany joining the Troubletones, Lauren quitting, and Rachel being suspended. If Shelby had accepted Quinn's offer of joining the Troubletones, then Tina would have been the only one left. Concidentially, they joined the Troubletones in the 2012 Nationals.
  • So far, New Directions girls never surpassed having 8 members. At the beginning of each year, there have always been less than 7 members.
    • First Year: six members (Rachel, Tina, Mercedes, Brittany, Quinn and Santana)
      • They all auditioned and got accepted.
    • Second Year: seven members (Rachel, Tina, Mercedes, Brittany, Quinn, Santana, Sunshine)
      • Sunshine auditioned and was accepted but she left the club to join Vocal Adrenaline, then Lauren joined as a replacement of Kurt.
    • Third Year: four members (Rachel, Tina, Mercedes and Brittany)
      • Both Quinn and Lauren left the club but Quinn later returned, Santana was briefly kicked out of the club, while Sugar joined after The Troubletones lost Sectionals.
    • Fourth Year: five members (Tina, Brittany, Marley, Sugar and Unique)
      • Rachel, Quinn, Santana, Brittany and Mercedes graduated, while Marley was accepted after she auditioned, Unique transferred to be in McKinley, and Kitty later joined the club.
      • At the beginning of the fifth season, since it continued the same year, they were four members and it is seen that Sugar quit while Brittany graduated early after All or Nothing. Because of the lack of members for the 2013 Nationals, three unknown Cheerios joined the club but left after the competition, as they were filling places. Tina graduated in New Directions, while the club was being disbanded due to budget concerns.
    • Fifth year: during this whole period, the club was still disbanded. Marley and Unique were transferred to other schools by Sue. Kitty was not transferred.
    • Sixth year: two members (Madison and Jane)
      • Kitty refused to rejoin the glee club after being mistreated by Artie and the rest of the original group, while Jane was originally a student at Dalton Academy, but, when she was not accepted to be a part of the Warblers, she was transferred to McKinley. It's implied that since she rehearsed Tightrope with Rachel helping her, Jane did not need another song to audition. Madison joined (along with her brother) after singing Home. Kitty rejoined the glee club just in time at Invitationals.
  • In Season Three, Santana was featured in every New Directions Girls number.
  • Not including Rachel who was supended from the 2011 Sectionals and Lauren who only participated in one Sectionals competition, Quinn is the only member of the New Directions Girls never to have lost Sectionals.
  • As of Wonder-ful, Rachel is the only girl not to help mentor in any way.
  • Kitty, Unique, Brittany and Tina strongly disliked Chris Brown and his music.
  • Tina spent the most time in the club, out of the girls, being there since Pilot. She graduated in the fifth season.
  • Rachel is the only girl off the original group to have never been a Cheerio at any point in the series.


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