‘The Glee Project’ exit Q&A: ‘I was disturbed about how to lift sexuality out of …
Last night’s partial of The Glee Project focused on sexuality, that naturally brought a possess share of drama. Charlie got called out for flirting with Aylin, and Michael got mislaid in his possess conduct and wound adult forgetful a lyrics. But during a finish of a hour, it was 21-year-old Florida local Tyler Ford whose Glee debate came to an end.
Tyler spoke with EW about creation friends, his struggles with displaying sexuality, and since he motionless to try-out for The Glee Project reduction than a year after transitioning from being a woman.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did we see a partial final night?
TYLER FORD: Of course. we watched it with Abraham, as usual. [We didn’t know any other before a uncover but] we live together now.
You mentioned final night that a whole sexuality thing was kind of new to you. What did we consider when we listened this week’s thesis was sexuality?
I was unequivocally nervous, since I’m not a typical… we have Blake and Michael who are some-more a standard American dream. Meanwhile, I’m over here, like 5’ 4” transgender uncanny kid, so it’s unequivocally like, ‘How am we going to smoke-stack adult opposite these other people?’ And I’m unequivocally not typically voluptuous in a approach that a lot of people are. I’m not sincere about it. I’m meddlesome in people’s brains, and how they work. Are they creative? Are they funny? And a many critical thing, do we have a tie with them? So we was unequivocally disturbed about how to lift sexuality out of skinny atmosphere and channel it in ways that we don’t even channel it in my life.
You were in a bottom 3 a integrate of times before, nonetheless a judges always seemed to adore we and give we another chance. What do we consider happened this week?
Honestly, we don’t know, since we suspicion it was my best week so far. [Laughs] we was unequivocally astounded when we was in a bottom. Robert pronounced that we was kind of vanishing away, and we didn’t see that. Obviously, we can’t see it from a outward perspective, so we had no idea. we was perplexing my best to stay in impression a whole video shoot, and we was carrying a good time and we suspicion we was doing a good job, nonetheless apparently not.
It seemed like other contestants had some-more apparent mistakes this week, like with Michael messing adult a lyrics. Viewers didn’t see we quite onslaught this week.
Yeah, we didn’t see it [either].
Can we tell me a small bit about your try-out process?
I motionless to try-out since we adore behaving so I’ve always wanted to do that as my career, and The Glee Project came along and a try-out was 5 mins from my school, so since not? we hadn’t seen The Glee Project before, nonetheless we did know we wanted to be on Glee. we went to a open call in Nashville and waited for 4 hours with like 500 other people and got to Robert. It’s crazy to consider this all happened since of an open call.
Were we endangered during all timing-wise after going by so most things recently in your personal life?
I’ve always famous this is what we wanted to do, adolesence aside. I’ve been operative for this my whole life and even nonetheless I’m kind of starting from blemish [this year] since I’ve been transitioning, it’s always been what we wanted to do.
What was your favorite partial of The Glee Project experience?
I unequivocally desired operative with a mentors and removing feedback and improving as both a chairman and a performer. I’m unequivocally most about personal expansion and always being improved than myself. And we also unequivocally desired being surrounded by so many understanding people who have a same dreams as we do. We’re all in a same boat, starting a careers and going after a same thing. And it’s usually an knowledge that could never be described accurately to someone who wasn’t enthralled in in. Everything is amazing. Stressful, nonetheless amazing.
What’s subsequent for you?
I don’t know yet. Obviously, I’m going to keep on gripping on, singing and posterior my career. My initial idea is to be on a Ellen uncover — we adore Ellen. And unequivocally keep on doing my thing, essay and collaborating and creation lots of music.
Dream scenario: Do we wish to be a low-pitched museum performer, or go into some-more particularly singing?
I’m meddlesome in each aspect of behaving and music. we wish to sing. My dream has always been to have a record understanding and go on a universe tour. we unequivocally wish to urge my voice since I’m usually one year on testosterone, so it’s still doing a thing. we also wish to get into speaking, and pity my story and [helping] a lot of people. As prolonged as we get to assistance people and do what we love, that’s what we want.
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