14 start competing for a purpose on ‘Glee’
School’s out for summer unless you’re on “The Glee Project.”
The existence array earnings to Oxygen, wire 166, during 9 p.m. Tuesday with a new expel of wannabe performers of all shapes, sizes and different abilities and one goal: to win a purpose on Fox’s strike low-pitched array “Glee” subsequent year.
The 14 wannabe “Gleeks” embody Ali, 24, who uses a wheelchair; Tyler, 21, who is biracial and transgendered; Mario, 24, a blind singer/songwriter; and Charlie, 22, who has serious ADHD and low-spectral autisim.
Also operative to turn a “Glee” expel member is Dani, a Justin Bieber look-alike who formerly done it to a tip 48 on “America’s Got Talent,” and Maxwell, 22, who auditioned for a uncover to win a honour of “a lady he desired and lost.”
But this year’s sophomore expel is no some-more severe than what producers understanding with on any unchanging “Glee” episode, pronounced Zach Woodlee, who choreographs a weekly low-pitched numbers on “Glee.” The Fox array centers around a members of New Directions, a illusory high propagandize Glee Club filled with underdogs who together warranted a inhabitant championship prize final season.
“It’s humorous since someone that we demeanour adult to a lot once told me, it’s not so most a hurdles as it is a opportunity,” pronounced Woodlee in a new teleconference with “Glee Project” casting executive Robert Ulrich. “And we do consider that’s something that a uncover in ubiquitous brings me is so most of a fun arrange of opportunity.
“I mean, removing to work with Mario was usually fascinating since we indeed comprehend how most some-more learned he is during relocating and his spatial recognition than a lot of a other contenders … And he, like everybody else on a show, they all use their differences as their strengths.
“… we contend in a unequivocally commencement when we initial accommodate any other like ‘Let’s go forward and get all a demons out.’ Like ‘Let’s giggle during any other, let’s make fun of any other.’ And, all in all, it usually builds some-more of a teamwork than anything else. All in all, we can’t contend there was anything some-more formidable than traffic with a unchanging show.”
In deteriorate two, there will be new music, some-more episodes (11), some-more contestants and additional themes for a wannabe Gleeks who contingency be means to pass as a teen and surpass during dancing, singing and behaving in front of judges Ulrich, choreographer and co-producer Woodlee and outspoken manager Nikki Anders.
Each week, “Glee” creator and “The Glee Project” executive writer Ryan Murphy will decider a bottom 3 contenders as they give a last-chance opening before he decides who will get a callback and who won’t. Murphy, who eventually chose a 14 contestants from thousands who auditioned online and in person, will be a chairman essay a singular winner’s impression for subsequent season’s “Glee.”
In a existence show’s initial season, Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty won seven-episode story arcs on a series, with McGinty creation several additional appearances as a unfamiliar sell student. Runners-up Alex Newell and Lindsay Pearce got two-episode roles.
As usual, a contestants will be guest mentored by members of a “Glee” expel starting with Lea Michelle. Others will embody Larsen (June 12), Cory Montieth (June 19) and Naya Rivera (June 26).
They will have weekly “homework” assignments built around a theme. Episode one starts with “individuality,” where they contingency work together as a organisation though still let their individuality gleam through, Woodlee said. Later episodes will embody a themes “dance-ability,” “vulnerability” focusing on bullying and afterwards “sexuality.”
Ulrich pronounced Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on a strike series, is a “perfect, ideal person” to be a mentor.
“She unequivocally is a chairman who can overtly not usually weigh them and give them constructive critique though also unequivocally learn them since she unequivocally does know.
“She’s a summary of ‘Glee,’ both her impression of Rachel Berry and Lea herself.”
How to get involved
Throughout a season, viewers can discuss about a song and a contenders on Twitter regulating @TheGleeProject and post their thoughts on a guest mentors, task assignments and song videos regulating #TheGleeProject.
Each week during “The Glee Project,” fans can also correlate with their favorite contenders regulating Oxygen Connect, a new amicable media platform, while earning points and badges and can enter for a possibility to win a outing to accommodate their favorite contender face-to-face, by completing weekly Superfan Search missions.
Fans can also opinion for their favorite contender during a “Last Chance Performance” regulating special hashtags featured on-air.
To use a platform, users will pointer adult with their Facebook accounts and emanate a profile. Go online to tulsaworld.com/oxygentv to learn more.
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