01/05/2012 03:13 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2012

Darren Criss Previews 'Glee' Michael Jackson Episode (VIDEO)

"Glee" star Darren Criss is psyched for the musical comedy's Michael Jackson tribute episode, even if his skills as a moon-walker leave something to be desired. Criss, who just began a run on Broadway in "How To Succeed In Bussiness Without Really Trying," stopped by "Live! With Kelly" (weekdays on ABC) where he previewed his role in the highly-anticipated episode.

Criss confirmed that his character Blaine will be singing "Wanna Be Starting Something," and gave Kelly Ripa and guest-host Rob Lowe a mini-preview of the song. He went on to explain that he's such a huge fan of Jackson's music that he found it "kind of intimidating" to perform.

Much to Ripa's chagrin, Criss revealed that Blaine won't be moon-walking in the episode. He joked that his dancing skills would turn the classic move into "more of a Mars Trip," and offered a creative solution to make his moves look smoother. "I'll walk on a conveyor belt, and it'll look like I'm doing something."

"Glee" returns on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. The Michael Jackson tribute episode is scheduled for Jan. 24.

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