The Glee Project

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7:30pm – Wednesday, September 12 on FOUR

This week’s The Glee Project season finale sees Chris Colfer (Kurt from Glee) guest mentors as the ultimate winner is chosen to receive their dream prize – a seven-episode arc on Glee. The Glee Project concludes its second season on Wednesday, September 12 th at 7:30pm on FOUR. “I thought they could easily fit in with the show,” the actor explains about the reality series’ finalists, adding that he himself does not have what it takes to compete in the series. “The first thing I said to them when I walked in was, ‘I don’t know how you do this – I’m terrified and I’m not even competing’.”

The actor also says that he felt honoured and surprised to be chosen as the mentor for The Glee Project finale and suggests that viewers will be “just fine” with the winner.

“I know who officially wins, but I’m not sure about any other perks,” he says. “I believe there are a couple of twists coming.”

Make sure not to miss these when The Glee Project names its season two winner on Wednesday, September 12 th at 7:30pm on FOUR.

7:30pm – Wednesday, August 8 on FOUR

It’s “fearlessness week” on The Glee Project, with Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester on Glee) motivating the contestants to use fear to their advantage when the hit reality series continues on Wednesday, August 8 th at 7:30pm on FOUR.

As an improv actress, Jane Lynch is no stranger to stressful situations, and this week will see her explain how a little bit of fear is a good thing when performing. “Keep in mind I will be judging you harshly,” Lynch says in her best Sue Sylvester voice.

“No, I won’t!” she reassures. “I’ll be judging you from my heart. I want you to succeed, so do a great job and have fun!” Now that’s an awesome mentor!

In addition to overcoming fear, the group will be assigned their first mash-up. Lynch reveals, “It’s not just a mash-up, there’s one more element that we’re adding: a slushie fight!”

Make sure not to miss this when The Glee Project continues on Wednesday, August 8 th at 7:30pm on FOUR.

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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.

8:30pm – Monday, September 12 on FOUR

This week sees Glee’s Max Adler mentor the remaining The Glee Project contestants when the hit reality series continues on Monday, September 12 th at 8:30pm on FOUR. Speaking about his experience on the series, Adler reveals that The Glee Project is similar, but harder, to what it’s really like to shoot Glee. “With the show [Glee] its hard work and long hours but we have a blast. For the reality show they do all the same work and they don’t even know if they’re going to win, so the level of competitiveness is high,” he says. “I was blown away by all the contestants. I didn’t know what to expect but any of these kids could be on the show.”

Adding to the series’ competitive nature, Adler says his own Glee audition was easier than what The Glee Project contestants are experiencing.

“I was just walking into an audition like any other,” he explains. “There are 30 guys in the room who look similar to you and I just did my thing and got an amazing response.”

“In the room Robert Ulrich told me ‘you are our choice for this role’. It was amazing. I wanted that role so bad and I wanted to be on Glee since I knew they were doing a show.”

But what advice will Adler have for the remaining aspiring Gleeks? Find out when The Glee Project continues on Monday, September 12 th at 8:30pm on FOUR.

8:30pm – Monday, September 5 on FOUR

This week sees Glee actor Darren Criss mentoring the aspiring young actors and actresses who are all hoping to sing and dance their way to McKinley High when The Glee Project continues on Monday, September 5 th at 8:30pm on FOUR.

This week sees Darren Criss, who will become a regular character in the third season of Glee, appearing on The Glee Project to help the remaining hopefuls with their duet task.

With the winner of The Glee Project getting the opportunity to star in a multi-episodic storyline, Darren Criss, who plays Blaine admits that he couldn’t rule out a definite winner.

“I have no idea how it’s going to turn out. There’s a varied palette of characters of all shapes and talents and abilities and I think they would all lend themselves well to a world as colourful as Glee,” he says.

“The thing that makes this show authentic to Glee is you don’t have to be the best singer in the world,” adds show mentor Robert Ulrich.

“It’s great if you are, but you don’t have to be the best singer or the most technically trained dancer. You don’t have to be the best actor, but you have to be unique to Glee.”

So who will prove to have that special Glee something? Don’t miss your chance to get one step closer to finding out the answer when The Glee Project continues on Monday, September 5 th at 8:30pm on FOUR.