Hopes still alive for dual North Side teenagers on ‘The Glee Project’ – Chicago Sun
By Lori Rackl
July 29, 2012 6:23PM
Aylin Bayramoglu (left) and Michael Weisman.
Updated: July 31, 2012 2:23AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With usually a few weeks left of “The Glee Project,” dual North Side teenagers are still in a using for a tip prize: a multi-episode guest-star purpose on Fox’s dramedy “Glee.”
Francis Parker High School tyro Michael Weisman, 18, and Loyola Academy grad Aylin Bayramoglu, 19, are among a 6 survivors out of a strange margin of 14 contestants duking it out on a show’s second season.
The half-dozen remaining “Glee” hopefuls burnished elbows with Hollywood stars during a celebration thrown by NBC Universal, that owns a Oxygen wire network that carries a foe show.
“I gathering past a billboard with my face on it on a approach here,” Weisman pronounced during a poolside gala hold during a Beverly Hilton hotel. The Andersonville teen characterized his newfound celebrity as “the many surprising, weirdest thing ever. It’s unequivocally fun, though. It doesn’t final unequivocally long, so I’m perplexing to suffer it while we can.”
Each week, contestants who onslaught a many with that week’s singing- and performing-oriented hurdles contest in a last-chance slight to equivocate removing cut by “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy.
“Ryan is usually a God among group for us,” Weisman said. “He’s intimidating to perform for.”
On final week’s episode, a expel had to sing and star in a song video for “Eye of a Tiger” while doing a garland of jaunty endeavors, like jumping wire and flitting basketballs. Weisman landed in a bottom 3 — again. He survived, though not though some nerve-wracking moments.
“You’re in this hulk auditorium and there’s 4 people sitting there,” he pronounced of a last-chance performances. “It’s unequivocally uncanny to try and fill a space when there’s usually 4 people.”
Weisman, a youngest of a contestants, pronounced his favorite opening so distant has been creation a song video for a Pussycat Dolls’ “When we Grow Up.” The video, that they started sharpened during 7 p.m. and didn’t hang until 11 hours later, featured a expel operative ho-hum jobs in a supermarket before transforming into superstars.
“I finally got a possibility to dress adult like Elvis,” Weisman said.
He’s one of usually dual masculine competitors left on a show. South suburban local Charlie Lubeck, 23, got bounced progressing this month, though not before a Homewood-Floosmoor grad grown a budding intrigue with Bayramoglu. Lubeck’s army on a uncover might be over, though their kinda-sorta attribute isn’t, pronounced Bayramoglu, a Muslim who comes from a regressive Turkish family.
“Charlie and we are still flattering most a same approach we were on a show,” Bayramoglu said. She recently changed to L.A., where Lubeck also lives. “It’s not central or anything like that, though we’re carrying a good time.”
The subsequent part of “The Glee Project” front during 9 p.m. Tuesday on Oxygen.