8:30pm – Monday, October 10 on FOUR
After nine weeks of competition, including singing both transcendent and painful, a first kiss, a refused kiss, bad rapping, even worse dancing and some superb drag, The Glee Project winner is finally crowned in this week’s series finale, screening on Monday, October 10 th at 8:30pm on FOUR. So who’ll be enrolling at McKinley High (for at least seven episodes)? Lovable Irish kid Damian McGinty? Intense indie rocker Samuel Larson? Musical theatre darling Lindsay Pearce? Power belter Alex Newell? Well, according to Glee creator Ryan Murphy, every one of the four finalists has something special to add to his hit series.
And while there’s no word yet on what role the winner will be playing, in recent The Glee Project episodes Murphy has taken a liking to Larsen’s Catholic background – his tattoos include a few Bible verses. Murphy also dubbed Newell “the best singer” among the four finalists, and called him the “lovechild of Kurt [Chris Colfer] and Mercedes [Amber Riley].”
For McGinty, Murphy said he could come in to the show as a freshman. How Pearce could come in, however, is more unclear.
Murphy revealed in July that the Glee writers were in the midst of scripting the part for the winner and that he was also open to having more than just one contestant from the series appear on the series.
“Some of [the contestants] are so talented,” he explained. “We’re in the middle of writing Glee season three and I don’t want to have a lot of guest stars this year, but we’re writing a lot of kids’ stories and I’m thinking, ‘You know who would be good for those two lines is [eliminated contestant] McKynleigh, who got kicked off might be good for something like that’.”
“We’re also writing the part for the winner and it’s quite a great role. They’re all talented and I think they all fit. They’re all part of the Glee family.” But who will emerge as the seven-episode Glee winner? Find out when The Glee Project concludes its first season on Monday, October 10 th at 8:30pm on FOUR.