‘The Glee Project’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: Let Your Gleek Flag Fly
Welcome to deteriorate 2 of The Glee Project, a existence foe with a best esteem in all of TV (well, second best, given The X Factor does give we $5 million). Here a leader gets a possibility to star on Glee,
following in a footsteps of Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen (and
Alex Newell and Lindsey Pearce, who any got two-episode guest spots).
As cold as a esteem is, deteriorate 2 is going to be different. At several points in a premiere, The Glee Project lets us know this year is like a Highlander: There can be usually ONE. Of march a Ryan Murphy guarantee isn’t value much, so it’s wholly probable all 14 contestants will get to be on Glee subsequent season.
Meet a Cast
The uncover starts with all a contestants entrance into a house, observant who else done it from a callbacks. The fact that they all seem overtly happy to see one another is partial of what creates The Glee Project so special. Yeah, it’s a competition, though there’s so many positivity in a cast.
While there are copiousness of singular standouts, one of a biggest is Mario, a blind guy. He adds an sparkling new component to a uncover given he encounters bland problems we never even suspicion about. Right divided Dani guides him by a house, explaining where all is located so he can get accustomed to his new surroundings. And later, when a guest coach comes out, he needs to stop everybody from entertaining to ask who it is. Plus, he says things like “I need my blind masculine hang back,” that is hilarious.
Ali (aka a lady in a wheelchair) gets a endowment for a best unintentionally waggish criticism of a episode. She’s articulate about how everybody here has had to overcome something hard. She points out that she’s paralyzed, Mario is blind, Tyler is trangender and Maxfield usually started singing 6 months ago. One of those things is not like a other. I’d frequency put a kinda large nation child (who has a front so large we could land a 747 on it) in a same difficulty as a blind guy.
Then there’s Aylin a Turkish Muslim who enjoys being surrounded by so many prohibited guys. Here’s a fun celebration game: Take a shot any time Aylin mentions being Turkish or Muslim.
Homework Assignment: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”
The kids need to figure out who gets to sing what part, and Lily Mae (aka a large girl) suggests regulating Rock, Paper, Scissors to confirm fairly. Aylin wants zero to do with this “fairness” crap, fast substantiating herself as a cutthroat villainess of a season. C’mon, girl, this isn’t 24, so a Muslim doesn’t need to be a villain.
Charlie, a ADHD Cory Monteith-lookalike, takes control of a choreography. If we watched a try-out special, we know that Ryan Murphy is already in venerate with this child and Murphy is looking for a immature Finn type, so I’d contend Charlie is a closest thing we have to a frontrunner.
In a classroom, casting executive Robert Ulrich and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy move in a guest mentor, Lea Michele. That’s followed by about 3 full hours of “OH MY GOD!” reactions from a contestants.
For me, a stars of a opening would be Abraham (the Asian with a red strain in his hair) and Lily Mae. Lea Michele kinda loves everyone, generally Dani’s face (because she looks accurately like Justin Bieber) and Lily Mae’s beauty (which creates her feel special given she’s a bigger girl).
The leader is Shanna, that creates no genuine clarity to me given we don’t see what everybody else sees in her. Shanna usually seems kinda blah to me.
Music Video: “White Snake’s “Here we Go Again”
Choreography: Zach Woodlee is back, and he’s as desirable as ever. He’s simply a best partial of this whole show, and we consider he should get to uncover adult on So You Think You Can Dance as a guest choreographer. Mario is surprisingly able during this, radically given he works one-on-one with Zach’s partner and uses his hands to feel any movement.
Tyler is a misfortune during dancing given he’s not gentle in his new masculine physique after spending a initial 20 years of his life as a female. I’m kind of in astonishment of Tyler, given we totally trust him as masculine and we creatively suspicion he was a masculine transitioning into a woman, not a other approach around.
Vocals: Vocal writer Nikki Anders is back, and she’s super pregnant. Shanna is her large favorite, and it seems a one-on-one event with Lea Michele paid off. we overtly don’t get it, given to me Shanna’s large note usually sounds like she’s cheering and it’s not pleasing during all. But I’m quiescent to a fact that Shanna will be a one chairman this deteriorate a judges venerate and we hate. On a other hand, Aylin, Taryn and generally Maxfield have large problems in a outspoken booth.
Video Shoot: The standout during a fire is Blake, who a judges venerate given he’s hot, though in a cute, attainable, rather nonsensical kinda way. He’s radically Chris Lowell (Piz from Veronica Mars and Dell from Private Practice). He’s also a usually competitor who indeed has a TV array behaving credit as he guest starred in an partial of ABC Family’s Melissa and Joey final year as a football actor starring in a video about a dangers of texting and pushing (which is insanely coincidental given Quinn’s storyline on Glee this season). You can watch Blake on Melissa and Joey HERE.
As for a misfortune performers, they’re a same people who did feeble earlier. Tyler has no certainty and Taryn can’t even tighten a locker properly. Meanwhile Aylin and Maxfield seem mislaid and confused. Shanna shines for a judges once again, though she usually creates me like her even reduction by observant that she has to stay given differently she’ll go behind to being a pennyless college student, “which is usually not for me.” Really? Is she underneath a sense that some people essay to be pennyless college students?
The Bottom 3
Robert, Zach and Nikki accumulate a kids to broach a verdict, though if you’ve been profitable any attention, it’s flattering apparent who’s in trouble. Indeed, Maxfield, Tyler and Aylin are in a bottom. I’m rather astounded Taryn is safe, though we theory training to close a locker is a comparatively easy fix.
Aylin – “Without You” by David Guetta: She comes out and murders a strain so tough that we consider she deserves a genocide penalty. Ryan Murphy likes her a lot and wants her to be a flirt, so fundamentally she’s a new Santana, usually Turkish-Muslim instead of a Latina. He gets her to confess that she’s got a hots for Blake, so during slightest we know she has good taste.
Tyler – “ABC” by The Jackson 5: He’s shocked that being compared to Michael Jackson is a tough task. I’m guessing this miss of certainty is somehow tied to Tyler being transgender, given utterly honestly we consider he’s kind of overwhelming and shouldn’t be so tough on himself. He does OK, though apparently going by testosterone treatments is changing his voice and he’s not a best singer. Ryan is unequivocally blunt about this, though also about how he unequivocally likes Tyler’s personal story.
Maxfield – “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson: He usually does a candid nation number. It’s not bad, though it’s not amazing. Ryan gives him a many back-handed enrich ever: “There’s something so desirable about your simplicity.” Ouch!
Who’s Going Home?
Maxfield is eliminated. we can’t contend I’m astounded or sad. we consider a tinge of his nation voice is good and different, though given he’s usually been singing for 6 months, he’s not discriminating adequate for Glee. And when Ryan Murphy thinks you’re too simple, there’s a problem. On a splendid side, we won’t get blinded by a gleam off his large front anymore.
This Season on The Glee Project: Fights! Boyfriends! More Fights! Hard-Ass Judges! Even More Fights! Seriously, we can’t wait for a partial where a kids have to kick a crap out of any other.
(Image pleasantness of Oxygen)