The Glee Project Recap: Sexual Ceiling
June 27, 2012 06:31 AM PDT
What this week’s part of The Glee Project lacked in suspense, it done adult for in rare delights. We got a Color Me Badd flashback we didn’t even know we wanted. We perceived a interpretation of Kelis’ “Milkshake” lyrics secure wholly in mercantile theory. And we even got video executive Erik White promulgation an uncontrolled competitor to a disobedient corner.
Things kicked off with a contenders squealing with pleasure after anticipating out a week’s thesis would be sexuality. Then again, a contestants would substantially screech with pleasure if casting executive Robert Ulrich was transposed by Jigsaw and he announced a week’s thesis was “bludgeoning” or ”lit matches underneath your fingernails during kerosene snorkeling.” Kids these days, they’re usually a small too enthusiastic, we know? Michael, being an 18-year-old boy, announced himself ”fairly experienced” on a theme matter, a acknowledgement that compulsory Oxygen to tab a part Rated CP…for Child, Please.
Guest coach Naya Rivera judged a task assignment — a cover of “I Wanna Sex You Up” — that was conspicuous for display off Nellie’s extraordinary tinge and a awkwardness that ensues from a vast organisation of kids concurrently perplexing to grasp sexyface. Mario, perplexing on a new common attitude, motionless a time had come to let his “talent pronounce for itself.” (Ugh.) Thankfully, Naya didn’t singular him out for feedback, instead giving a win to Charlie on a basement of his voluptuous beatboxing.
Then it was time to prepared for a video fire — a mashup of “Moves Like Jagger” and “Milkshake” set in a high-school sex-ed class. we was a small irritated that choreographer Zach Woodlee perpetuated a parable that smiling isn’t sexy, yet Shanna’s response — that she would try to make “positive changes” while remaining loyal to herself graceful most missed a indicate of a exercise: Drop it like it’s hot, sister! Nellie, meanwhile, fretting about a “stop, drop, and thrust” dance pierce she’d been assigned, gave a waggish reason of since Kelis’ raunchy strike competence literally be about ice-cream-based beverages: Our anecdotist has to assign for training her milkshake technique since a successive DIY shenanigans would cut into her destiny profits! Fair enough.
In a recording booth, Michael mislaid his lyrics, Charlie plainly attempted to coquette with Aylin, and Aylin was all “that’s flattering, yet I’m perplexing to stay focused on winning.” (Smart girl.) The tangible video fire went even worse for Charlie, as he started directing a executive and dropping absurd comments like ”the approach Zach and we choreographed it” — as if any of a pros on set would be meddlesome in holding orders from a Glee Project competitor usually 4 weeks into a competition. Erik White was carrying nothing of it. Speaking of absurd comments, Mr. Ulrich might have placed a small too most significance on a attribute between a color pursuit and romantic fulfillment. “Taking a red out of his hair non-stop him adult as a person,” he announced about Abraham’s unexpected black hair. Well, he did demeanour better.
I concluded with a judges that Nellie stood out in a finished video fire — and not usually since she’d overcome her excitability about removing in hold with her middle trifler — yet we also suspicion Aylin and Blake were graceful compelling, too. Shanna, meanwhile, narrowly transient a Bottom 3, and a approach she sobbed during usually a thought of probable rejecting substantially guarantees she’ll have to sing for her life in a subsequent week or two. (Let’s be honest: The producers aren’t going to skip a possibility during portion critical duct to a audience.)
With Charlie, Michael, and Tyler in a Bottom 3, it seemed like Tyler would be a apparent collect for elimination, yet thankfully we got adequate last-minute twists to expel usually a small doubt over a proceedings. Charlie’s reason for his function – ”I attempted to possess roles that weren’t mine” and ”I’m perplexing to learn where a bounds are” — done me consternation if he’s able of following orders and doing his job. we mean, let’s be honest: The bounds are graceful clear. Learn your lines, compensate courtesy on set, and don’t protest a director. That said, his last-chance cover of “I Get a Kick Out of You” — a strain he’d never heard! — was strongly sung and infused with impertinent wit. we desired how he emphasized a line ”obviously don’t venerate me,” and a approach he worked a theatre as yet he was wakeful that, yes, eventually this is an extended try-out for Glee.
Tyler’s “Smile” — again, a strain he’d never listened before! — was serviceable, notwithstanding a small suggestive of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore.
And finally, there was Michael, who missed about half a difference to Jason Mraz’s “Lucky,” and notwithstanding a jauntily improvised ”lucky my nerves didn’t flog in during all,” didn’t seem really enchanting in his post-performance reason to a judges. we mean, dude, you’re fighting for your really existence in a competition. Make ‘em laugh, or detonate into tears, or get flirtatious. Don’t usually mount there all mealy-mouthed!
In a end, as Nikki offered, it came down to a “not-ready-yet problem” — or was it a “Michael would be a large pull for teenage womanlike audiences” problem – and Tyler was cut from a competition. Yeah, he remembered all his words, yet as Ryan Murphy noted, a kid’s biggest problem is that he was adult opposite contestants who are eventually more exuberant and gentle during this indicate in their journeys. In other words, while it might take bravery to display yourself to a perils of existence TV only 7 months in to one’s transition from womanlike to male, it doesn’t meant you’re prepared for a purpose on Glee.
What did we consider of this week’s Glee Project? Did a right competitor go home? Or should Michael have paid a cost for his flub? Sound off in a comments!