By Melissa Presti (Book Publisher)
I have a confession: I'm addicted to The Glee Project. But, I'm not addicted to Glee (anymore). Maybe it's because The Glee Project is essentially a singing competish that appears to trump the talent of the scripted series in every way possible.
Now in it's second season, The Glee Project is set to wrap up in the next few weeks with one, single solitary winner to join the real cast. Which, if I was the winner, I would ask if I could just stay on The Glee Project instead because people* find it much more amusing and engaging than the actual show. The first season had 2 winners and 2 runner-up winners from a pool of mediocre talent, and with second season cast of some awesome performers, they have to battle to the death for a single slot. Read: definition of unfair.
Not surprisingly my favorites have already been voted off. Apparently whom I consider to be vocally superior in the competition are not weird enough to become Ryan Murphy's new character muse. If you're a relatively normal teenager without a soul-crushing past/present, your days might be numbered. Every week the bottom 3 sing for their life, and this week I've found myself watching my favorites constantly.
You can't vote for them though, they've already been kicked off :(
Charlie Lubeck was known as the kid with ADHD on the lower end of the autism spectrum, which I just found to make him a highly energetic and fearless person who reinvented the melody of Coldplay's "Fix You" to make it awesomer.
I have a super girl crush on Nellie Veitenheimer! From her hair to her voice, this girl has it. Too bad the "it" isn't good enough to win.
This little ditty I stumbled upon that features Miss Nellie and also voted-off contestant Dani Shay. Dani and I go way back to a year or so ago when she became YouTube-famous and then America's Got Talent-famous for looking like Justin Bieber and her parody of "Baby". This duet though, I would buy on iTunes.
You just got schooled, actors of Glee, and this is just a sampling. If these young performers aim a little higher than Glee, use this show as a launching pad, they'll become superstars. Shouldn't be that hard.