In New York, Kurt is starting a band. When Santana and Dani (Demi Lovato) agree to join, they audition a gentleman by the name of Stardust (Adam Lambert). He does an amazing cover of Gaga's "Marry the Night," however Kurt tells him that his glittery suit and full face of make-up don't fit with the aesthetic Kurt wants for the band. Rachel asks Kurt what has happened to his unique character, to which Kurt explains that he wants to be more mainstream as that is what he attributes to being successful. When Rachel tells him that he is special in a way that no other person is, he realizes he has made a mistake not letting Stardust in the band.