‘The Glee Project’: Darren Criss to mentor, will Blake or Ali win?
“Glee” star and University of Michigan Alum Darren Criss has been unequivocally bustling this month. He attended a Comic-Con on Jul 14th (sporting curls and scruff), a Teen Choice Awards on Jul 22nd, where he cheered on his winning co-stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and TCA Co-Host Kevin McHale and on Jul 23rd, he went to a FOX Summer Press TCA All Star Party.
On Jul 24th, “The Glee Project “aired on a code new episode, “Tenacity,” featuring guest coach Amber Riley. The previews during a finish of a partial suggested that Darren Criss will be popping into a existence uncover as a subsequent guest coach in a nearing Jul 31st episode, that will be themed “Romanticality.”
Oo-la-la! The voluptuous former Warbler finished a regretful dash as Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) adore seductiveness given his initial “Glee” deteriorate 2 appearance. He will positively have copiousness to share with a remaining “Glee Project” finalists on this score.
And, if any “Glee” expel member knows something about this week’s theme, tenacity, it’s Darren Criss. The U of M museum grad got beheld for his YouTube satire of “Harry Potter” with his videos, “A Very Potter Musical.” However, he had to go on mixed auditions for “Glee” (and even cut his curly thatch to be some-more preppy) before alighting a purpose of Blaine Anderson.
Ryan Murphy and association contingency be anxious with their final preference to expel Criss as Blaine. The immature star has had a rather duration arise to celebrity with his Warbler chronicle of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” being a initial Digital Download Number 1 Single for “Glee.” He won a 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star, he surfaced AfterElton’s Hot 100 List in 2011 and 2012, was Number 1 in GQ’s “30 Under 30: The Most Stylish Young Men in Hollywood” list (2012) and was one of “People” magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2011.
Darren Criss is unequivocally an glorious purpose indication for a “Glee Project” finalists, along with this week’s mentor, Amber Riley who plays one of a many devoted characters on “Glee,” Mercedes Jones.
After examination a task assignment (“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child), Riley felt that Ali embodied all that persistence is about. In their one-on-one session, Ali told Riley that due to her damage during such a immature age, she grew adult in a never give adult household.
Riley told Ali that she substantially has had to work harder than many people for many things and to daub into that integrity as she performs.
The video fire (to Survivor’s “Eye of a Tiger) incited out to be some-more than any of a contenders bargained for as it was unequivocally physically exhausting and had to be finished in one take. Therefore, if someone messed adult their part, they had to start a fire over from a beginning.
Blake and Ali were standouts in this shoot, bar-none. Blake had a many physically perfectionist apportionment of a shoot, and after mixed takes, never showed an unit of disappointment or negligence down. And, when Ali became undone nearby a finish that she couldn’t asperse a basketball by a hoop in a final scene, Blake gave her a unequivocally honeyed and intense pep talk.
What’s excellent about Ali is she has never used her incapacity as an forgive and has always pushed by whatever is compulsory – with drifting colors, a winning opinion and a still confidence.
Blake also has confirmed a finish turn of professionalism and an invariable ability to get into impression and stay there.
At this indicate there is no doubt that Blake and Ali ooze star quality. Does Blake or Ali have adequate of a “total package” to win a whole thing?
Let’s not forget a other 4 remaining contenders are also unequivocally gifted and wish a purpose on “Glee” only as badly.
Lily, during times, seems to have difficulty holding a instruction and holding criticism. This competence not make her a best choice for a altogether winner. After all, a finalists are constantly reminded that this is a pursuit talk – and being means to work with someone is factored into a decision. However, after her final possibility opening this week Ryan Murphy and a other mentors concluded that she “eats a stage.” So we can’t count Lily out yet…
Michael has good looks, glamour and a unequivocally good voice. However, he is constantly inside his possess conduct – generally in a recording booth. His miss of courage and entrance adult brief on removing it right a initial time competence harm him in a end…
Meanwhile, Shanna and Aylin are ideally staid to give Blake and Ali a tough run for a tip prize. Both girls have extraordinary voices and theatre presence. Ryan Murphy even told Aylin recently that she’s a “game changer.”
Ultimately, it’s anybody’s theory who’s going to obstacle a purpose on “Glee.” But, one thing is certain – Blake and Ali tangible “tenacity” this week and in a party industry, carrying an implausible volume of that is half a battle.
In a end, Abraham went home and 6 contenders out of a strange Top 14 finalists remain.
What do we think? Will Blake or Ali win “The Glee Project?” I’d adore to review your comments below!
“The Glee Project” front Tuesdays in Flint on Oxygen Network during 10 PM EST. Click here for a Flint area channel guide.