The Glee Project

The Glee Project – Actability

I just realized that I’ve been pronouncing Diana Agrons name wrong since she’s been on the show. Whoops. She’s one of my least favorite characters on Glee unfortunately. I love her in interviews and she seems like she’d be awesome fun in person – case in point, she’s friends with Taylor Swift – but her character is just annoying to me. I know the exact moment I disliked her, becoming a member of the Skanks. The Skanks? Really? The rest of the episode was interesting enough that I honestly almost forgot she’d even been on the show (good thing for notes).

As for the homework assignment, I had a lot of problems with it. I thought Addicted to Love sounded TERRIBLE. I didn’t like anyone performance and I thought they sounded really weird. Michael was the weirdest of them all for me. I know he knew the song but his “determination” look more like constipation. The only one that really did well with his emotion was Blake. Maybe because it’s an easy song to sing angry? Lily and Aylin were absolutely terrible with their weird emotions. Ali was ok but her being excited creeps me out. She lucked out in that her voice did sound the best (in my opinion). I don’t know how Michael won, but congratulations. I’m happy you can say you won the episode (despite the bad news you got at the end of the episode). Poor guy. Congratulations on the minor win.

 

As far as the video for P!nk’s “Perfect,” I didn’t think the movie characters were totally fair because some people were kind of playing who they are (Aylin), where others were playing something totally different from themselves (Lily).  I also think it’s funny that Eric wanted them doing improv in the scenes, because I see Ryan Murphy a little like I see Aaron Sorkin – in that, improv is probably something he loathes. He wants his words heard, not what the actor wants to think of on the fly. I don’t think he wants the actor to have any opinion at all as to what should be said, Ryan just picks his actor because they can convey physically what he writes. I guess improvisation is just a good way to see if someone is a good actor in general. Makes sense.

Their acting was really good though. All of them. Although, It’s kind of ironic that Erik tells them, whatever they say, get to that whole part about being perfect, and yet throughout the whole shoot, I didn’t hear anyone even say the word perfect. I guess they conveyed it to some extent but no one said it which I think is weird because that’s pretty much the only advice the guy gave them.

I totally agreed with Zach about Blake having a very “American Psycho” quality. It was scary good. Maybe if he doesn’t get this role, he can get a roll in American Horror Story?

I actually felt bad for Aylin throughout the little movie. She definitely had the most emotion of all the contestants. Being yelled at by psycho Blake, and then having to wear the head scarf. I can really feel the emotion she has from putting it on. That being said, it probably brought her to that place to make her acting really great (I think Erik might’ve said that exact thing to her actually, but I’ll just say, I agree).

So it comes down to – Who of this 5 is the most inspiring to write for? The writers would be there to find out because all of the contestants were singing. I thought that was the smartest move. They all did well, give them all a chance. I do wish they would’ve let the contestants talk to the writers a little bit instead of Ryan/the judges just giving them a little info on each one before they came out. Maybe they did and we just didn’t see it, but I wouldn’t liked to see it.

 

Michael – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – What’s hard about the song he got is that Finn already did it so there’s an obvious comparison. Also I hate this version of the song. And as much as girls might love Michael, they’d love Blake more. Let’s be clear here. They did mention that he’s grown the most over the whole competition (probably not a good sign – compliments like that are ones you take with you when you’re voted off, from what I’ve come to see). The youngest contender (I don’t know why I didn’t realize this until tonight. Err, maybe I should say “I didn’t remember this”)

Lily – Son of a Preacher Man – I thought she did a great job on her performance. I also really liked her hair tonight – a little Adele-ish. I didn’t notice it until tonight but seeing her more, I don’t think she really looks like a high school student. Is it the hair? I mean, she could pass for high school, but of all the 5, she definitely looks the oldest. And do they want a contestant that would have to play a senior? When Ian Brennan kept saying she was “interesting” and then calling her “cloying”, I was a little worried for her safety.

Ali – Here’s to Us – I didn’t know this song. It wasn’t totally my favorite but man, she really gave it in that performance. Slamming down her wheelchair like that? Nice. I also thought that she was vocally the best of the 5 throughout the episode. I liked how they thought they could cast her as a “promiscuous bitch” and later also mentioning that she had a “country blonde” vibe – good sign when they see a character for you. Definitely not something that they have on the show, and Santana won’t be on as much for the “promiscuous bitch” role. This was really her only performance for Ryan so I wonder if she was worried after what happened to Shanna. She sure didn’t show it if she did.

Blake – I’m Still Standing – Before he even started I was about 90% sure he’d be safe. His acting was the best. People keep reminding me that Blake could still lose, too. Whatevs. I noticed the writers noted immediately what Ryans beef with Blake is – no weakness, no vulnerability (“I missed his wound” / “he’s not a misfit”). That being said, maybe it could be interesting to have that one character that has no vulnerabilities. And if a person doesn’t have vulnerabilities, that doesn’t make them a psychopath right? It’s not like he doesn’t have empathy. He just has a lot of self-confidence, and there’s nothing wrong with that. And he did a great job on the song too. So there.

Aylin – Fighter – Forgive me if I think they gave her the easiest song. Maybe they wanted her to rock the vocals because her acting leaves something to be desired compared to Blake/Ali? I would have to disagree. I felt more compassion for her than for the other 2 combined, but maybe that wasn’t acting? I think she’s got a big asterisk of help because she a fresh character for Ryan. I also feel like with what happened last year with Cameron leaving, Ryan would want to keep the person with the best story line. That also being said, if he as the idea for the story line, he could probably audition 100 Aylins to find someone who matches her story line. That’s kind of what he did with Cameron, making Samuel into that character. Well, Samuel kind of made himself into that character but I think it was enough for Ryan having the idea of the character.

I think the judges said it best – do they want the clear star, or the good story line? I do like when all the writers are on (mostly because they tend to agree with me) and because I like to put faces to the people writing my favorite show. And after Shanna’s exit last week, I was pretty sure after seeing all the contestants, I’d know who they wanted in and who they wanted out. That being said, of the top 3 that they chose, damn do they have a tough decision! I think all three of them have awesome qualities/story line ideas. Blakes got the acting down, Ali has the best voice of the 3 and a good plot to follow, and Aylin clearly has the best plot concepts.

So who will it be????

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The Glee Project – Romanticality

Ok just first and foremost, sorry this is so late. I’m watching this really late (Sunday night) because I’ve literally been hooked on the Olympics. How often can you see Mary Poppins fight Voldemort? And is it really true that none of the female gymnasts were old enough to remember the Atlanta Olympics? God I’m old. I digress. I still love it. I don’t think I’ve watched anything else. I apologize. Also, I’m officially completely and utterly OVER beach volleyball, so I’m back to watching real tv at least every now and then. That being said – Go USA! Especially you, female gymnasts,

And you Michael Phelps! I mean, you’re from Baltimore, you show love to the ‘bury (kind of), you’re a beast/gold medal winner

And it doesn’t hurt for me, that you beat Ryan Lochte. Am I the only one not swooning over him? Lochte may be hotter but inherently Phelps is just so much less douchey.

Let’s get to the Glee Project though.  Starting with things I didn’t need to know – that Robert lost his V card to the song “More than Words” – honestly? Really? eeewwww. Let me try to forget that.

Darren Criss. He’ll help me forget this factoid. His dreaminess helps you forget a lot of things. And he’s the PERFECT person for romanticality. For a guy who isn’t gay, I can feel his emotion towards Kurt and it feels very real, which shows how good of an actor he is.

Now as for the Romanticality homework – More than Words, featuring a guy from the band. Lucky you, Glee Project contestants!

I definitely think Shanna’s voice stood out the most in the homework song, but Blake and Ali have a chemistry that she and Michael don’t have at all. I’m fine with Blake winning though, because he’s by far, the best actor on the show. Being romantic when you may not be attracted to someone, welcome to Acting 101. And has he really NOT won a challenge yet? Surprising, no? Congratulations Blake!

 

I felt bad for Shanna complaining about the negative feedback, because she’s right. At this point though, I think it’s almost inevitable that she could be in the bottom 3, so she might as well just keep her mouth shut (I’d be saying this later on when she said Michael deserved to be in the bottom 3 more than she).

The song booth was really interesting tonight. Everyone I thought would do well, didn’t really shine at all. Was it the fact that it was Rihanna? She’s got a weird voice/way of singing that probably doesn’t come quite naturally to people like Blake and Shanna. I didn’t think Ali was as good as Nikki thought she was but I’ll try to keep my judgment of her to a minimum.

The bottom 3 were REALLY surprising to me. REALLY. I never would’ve thought Michael would be safe. I thought it would be Shanna. Then I thought more about it, and I ate my words from earlier in this post. Everyone has to see Ryan at some point. I got Blake from the negative comments from Nikki. And Aylin and Shanna just didn’t have the acting skills they should’ve had at this point in the competition. It was a bad day for them. I was with Aylin though. One of YOU is going home? I would’ve never picked that for a bottom 3.

Aylin – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Oh, the Idol treasure of a song. I remember David Cook sang it in the Top 3. He did a little better, I’m not gonna lie. She definitely forgot some words. The most important reason Ryan likes this girl (because at this point the singing is there, they know that), is that he loves her idea of a character. I think he’s already writing scripts for her. I’d put money on it. I also thinks he loves that Aylin is balls out about being who she is, and being a roll model for girls like her.

Blake – Losing My Religion – I hate to agree with Ryan because it terrifies me a little, in his criticism that Blake doesn’t show a vulnerability. I loved when Zach called him sensitive. He totally is. And his performance was great. I was worried before but now I definitely think he’ll be safe. He did a great job on the song, and just look at that face. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also one of only two boys left, but I don’t think that bothers Ryan too much. I mean, he’s already hired 4 new people (not including celebrity cameos) I don’t think the sex of the winner is at all important to him.

Shanna – Stronger – I was immediately scared for Shanna after the first two performers. I knew her fate in the pit of my stomach. While her voice is ah-mazing and she has a great personality. she has the fatal flaw of the contestants on this show – she doesn’t have a unique character perspective. She’s got the drug addict parents, but she didn’t bring that up to Ryan, so he might not know that. He probably does though. That’s not exactly a character though. If nothing else, I hope this opens her up to a lot of exposure to get those parts on Broadway or in television that involves singing. You know, because those shows are just around the corner with the popularity of Glee. Maybe she can show up on Smash and give McPhee a run for the money?

Other things –

1. Lily, for once you speak the truth. Everyone DOES have a crush on Blake. And by everyone, obviously I mean me. However, unlike Lily, I wasn’t really surprised that Blake wasn’t looking at Lily. I knew he’d want to be with Ali. They seem to be quite the team. I almost wonder if they’re a couple (which was shot down when he mentioned a girlfriend at home, whoops!)

2. I wanted Aylin to go home. She’s not my favorite person and she was my least favorite in the bottom 3. I knew she’d be safe though. I could see it in her conversation with Ryan.

3. I loved Shanna’s last words to the camera (not her song because I thought it sounded really weird) because it shows she isn’t gonna give up and you need that kind of attitude.

“I fought to be here this entire time. I was so motivated and so determined… I’m gonna keep on going towards my dreams with my suitcase in my hand and like, $20 in my pocket”.

That’s the right attitude to have, lady. You go girl 🙂 Fix those bangs though. They do nothing for your face. We’ll miss you Shanna.

 

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The Glee Project – Tenacity

So, I’m pretty sure the definition of “tenacity” as far as TGP is concerned, means injuring yourself and/or having a complete breakdown and still performing as if nothing is wrong, and possibly performing even better, if you’re going to win. Case in point:

This episode was almost as rough to watch as the one about weaknesses bullying. I felt a rush of people trying to say what things they’ve had to overcome using their tenacity. Nothing I haven’t heard before though, so it wasn’t as bad as the first time. All the contestants (all the girls, anyway) start talking more specifically about what makes them tenacious. Shanna’s response was my favorite – “I grew up being tenacious without even knowing that word… because my mom was on drugs.”

I thought that of the performances, Mercedes was the best. Beyonce next. Then maybe a few YouTube covers. Then this performance. Shanna was my favorite (x100). Her voice is just above and beyond anyone on the show. Vocally she’s definitely the one to beat. I also liked Blake (mostly on the second line). I thought Ali was ok, but those pig tails and the sweatshirt, the extra rosy cheeks – ugh. Girl needs a stylist. She looked like a weird doll. I did really like her in the warm up room though so I’ll try not to talk too much about what I didn’t like. Congratulations Ali!

I also really like that Nikki likes all the same people I do, and has problems with all the same people I do **cough cough Lily cough cough**. I did think it was super harsh of her to tell Michael that Blake hit that note though. Congratulations, you’ve officially caused Michael to have a “Blake hit the note” nightmares (Ryan wouldn’t help later on, but I have to say, Michael, you handled it like a true gentleman).

I don’t know how it was for everyone else, but watching them all tape that music video for Eye of the Tiger?? This freaking video was like one of those Rube-Goldberg machines the Mythbuster guys always build on their other show, Unchained Reaction. I didn’t go to the gym tonight but I felt exhausted just watching everything. Thirty-four takes? Really? By the 16th take I was over it. I was definitely over it by the time Shanna was throwing up. Really though, 34 takes? It’s a tv show for Christ sake. I guess they were just doing it to see how much the kids would really take. I wonder what time it actually was when it was all over? It is a competition after all. I bet Blake was ready to kill people (although if he was, he certainly wasn’t showing it). If I were him I would’ve given the little speech he gave to Ali, to Araham, Aylin and Lily! I mean, you can’t jumprope and sing? I’ve run up and down a flight of stairs 34 times!

Luckily, I think we all knew Blake had nothing to worry about. I thought correctly assumed the bottom 3 would be Lily, Abraham and Michael. Winner would probably be Ali, maybe Shanna but probably Ali (and Blake of course).

I was really happy when they were talking about how awesome Blake was because I feel like they never say great things about him, I mean, usually safe but never seems to be on top either. Only in my heart, I s’pose. Now, of the bottom 3, I thought Michael would definitely be the one to go home… but then there was all the Abraham debacle. W.T.F.

Michael – Brick – I realize they were beating up on him a little bit, comparing him to Blake (hard NOT to compare). He was like the black sheep. “Well you know, Blake wouldn’t have messed up” “Blake hit that note” “Blake is going to Harvard” haha. Poor guy. I thought he did amazingly well though. All Ben Folds songs seem to make me cry for one reason or another. They’re just filled with emotion. I felt drawn in immediately. I don’t know that he knew the song but I thought he sounded better than many other times I’ve heard him.

Let’s talk about Lily next. I’m not ready to discuss Abraham.

Lily – I’m the Greatest Star – Her performance was definitely stellar. I think had she had a bad performance, I would better understand her bringing up Aylins comments. I guess she felt she needed a defense when Ryan was asking why she was having jump roping/lip synching issues. I think she could’ve said she was thrown by a comment Aylin said, but to say Aylin said something mean? It wasn’t really mean, it was just a comment that you were offended by because that’s a trigger for you. How would Aylin know that? It’s not like you’re one for sharing your feelings. It’s just so clear they don’t get along. I almost wonder if that would want to make Ryan want to put them both on a show for next week. Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m sure that bringing up her little issues with Aylin was a nice little dig. I’m sure they’ll bring it up if Aylin is in the bottom 3 anytime soon.

Ok, I guess I just have to talk about it now…

Abraham – Man in the Mirror – Why on earth would Ryan ask that you don’t suck up to him? What the hell is that?? I don’t recall him acting completely desperate in prior episodes. I don’t even want to talk about that mediocre performance though. I just want to talk about Ryan comments. Let’s talk about the many things I agree with him on 0 for example, when he was talking about excuses though. I hate when people say “I’m not going to use it as an excuse” It’s the same as someone saying “It’s not my fault, but I’ll apologize for what happened” No! That’s an excuse/that’s not an apology. Different things! I totally felt what I think was Ryans anger/frustration in this episode. I also appreciated Ryan’s whole spiel about not rising to the level of his talent. And when Abraham came back out saying “either I win, or you write a part for me” – um, pal, Abraham, those are the same thing. It wasn’t exactly the ultimatum I thought he’d be going for. Not something I’d be bringing up when I was the worst performance of the evening. Which was why, obviously, he was the one to go.

No loss. Other thoughts, let’s go.

1. Lily’s singing was hilarious in the group number. I say that because they all seem to sing together fine in the homework challenge when they’re all singing at the same time, she’s not the only one you can hear.

2. Abraham is terrifying. I would really like to know if he waited until the end and then came back in, or if he just walked off after his, and then came right back out. Something tells me that’s how it really happened. I think Ryan Murphy only said those nice words about him, is because the kid has a bit of a some potential crazy going on, and better to have him off the show watching Ryan say nice things about him, as opposed to bashing him.

3. The song “Brick” always makes me think of my best friend from high schools father. I remember hearing this on the radio when he was driving us somewhere and was like “I wish that woman would just drown already” – in hindsight we all thought the words were something like “she’s a-breaking up/drowing slowly” – Now I know it’s “She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly” #misheardlyrics

4. Seriously, did we all see Blake with his shirt off in that picture above? Let’s be realistic, would we rather look at Blake, or Chord Overstreet? I’m gonna say Blake.

And with that, I leave you with the list of the contestants remaining!

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The Glee Project – Theatricality

Before starting the show, I just wanted to mention that I’m really happy with the Top 8.  There’s no one there that I think shouldn’t be there. I definitely have my favorites but I’m happy with all the decisions so far. Hopeful next people to be voted off? There’s the likely next off, and who I want off next but I feel like Michael and Nellie are on the aforementioned list. I wonder about Shanna too just because they haven’t talked about her much. She’s a great singer though so I feel like she won’t be on the chopping block anytime soon. You never know though.

Also, I was thinking about people on Idol that I think would be good on this show (although I assume none of them made it through to the Top because they were too Broadway for Idol. This show was practically invented for the Broadway Idols). I think the kid from Idol, Creighton Fracker, should be playing Mr. Schue’s brother.  I know I said he looked like the lovechild of Kurt and Karofsky, but I think I should’ve said Kurt and Mr. Schue. It just came to me.

They can introduce him and he and Emma’s wedding. It would be so wonderful.

Ok so let’s get to Theatricality! We all know Glee is nothing if not theatrical! Remember the episode from Season 1 called Theatricality? Does this refresh your memory?

I thought so. That’s a lot to live up to (but in true Glee fashion, they did have a similar task when the video challenge was announced). Kiss and Lady Gaga are hard to live up to though, so I think the contestants had their work cut out for them.

I think I mentioned last week, my hatred for Sebastian. And if you didn’t read, I’m sure it’s a hatred we share, so no need for me to focus on that little nugget. But, as much as I hate Sebastian, I love West Side Story, so maybe I wouldn’t have hated had I known him, pre-Glee. Who knows. Other things I love? Songs from musicals, so I was happy to see “I Hope I Get It” – and based on the amount of the choreographing she did, I really thought Lily would win this homework assignment again (which kind of bothered me because I didn’t want her winning two in a row).

Harder than anything though, is for me to say I really agreed with making Ali the homework winner. I thought she was really great. This was one of the first times I liked her voice and her face didn’t look totally weird to me (it did later though so I must’ve been going through a phase). But, congratulations Ali. You did a great job. Also, that tank top you were wearing didn’t hurt any straight male viewers this show might have.

For the video challenge this week, I really liked the idea of dressing up people with famous alter-egos but I really am curious as to how they picked the artists. For some contestants I thought it looked like they picked who they though the contestant was like, and for others, I felt like they picked them to challenge the contestant. The cast list looked a little something like this –

  1. Abraham – David Bowie –I think they picked David Bowie because they thought Bowie was a more out-there version of Abraham.
  2. Ali – Katy Perry – Makes sense. I can see it. Although that blue wig did nothing for her face.
  3. Aylin – Madonna – We get it.
  4. Blake – Boy George – No clue. I kind of wanted to see him as some kind of grunge rocker, possibly David Grohl?
  5. Lily – Cyndi Lauper – At least they didn’t pick Adele (spoke too soon on that one).
  6. Michael – Elvis Presley – Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. I don’t know who I wouldn’t picked for Michael but Elvis wouldn’t have been it. I think they just went with recognizable for him.
  7. Nellie – Britney Spears – Challenge time!
  8. Shanna – Lady Gaga – Fun and quirky

Can we just talk about Nellie as BritBrit, and Shanna dressed as 20 lbs of Meat-Gaga. This might’ve been my favorite episode for certain costumes alone. I laughed so much at some of those costumes. And by some, I mean Nellie’s and Shanna’s. Also, I’m pretty sure Shanna is a vampire. Those were some big… incisors? Is that the word? Google says it’s the Canine. It should be the Dracula tooth. Either way, hers are big. Maybe the meat dress was appropriate. She seems like such a sweetheart though, I want to like her more than I do. I don’t know who my favorite girl is at the moment. They’re all pretty close. I still think Blake is my favorite.

Bottom 3 –I was with Lily – a little shocked that he was kept and she wasn’t. I agree she wasn’t super Lauper-y but she did do really well in the homework where Michael didn’t do well in either. I think she has a right to be a little miffed. I think they only kept Michael because they want to keep 2 guys on the show at least for a few more weeks. I do think the winner will ultimately be a girl either way, just because there were 2 guys that won last year. It’s a girls turn. And unlike Idol, the audience doesn’t get a change to vote. Ha!

Abraham – Stereo Hearts – I didn’t hate this performance but I never want to see Abraham rap, ever again. I also really felt for him. I got that he was offended/upset about being told to be androgynous. I could tell he didn’t take it the way the mentors meant it. To him, it was a word he was bullied with so I get his sensitivity, and I think Ryan did too. I was glad he didn’t take it too far though and I think once the judges explained themselves, he got where they were coming from. I was certain he wouldn’t be sent home (if for nothing else than the fact that there are only 3 boys left)

Nellie – I’m the Only One – Of all the times she sang tonight (including the final song that all the contestants sing when voted off, which I thought was amazingly amazing) I thought this one was the worst. Her voice is oddly not-like, but very much-like Melissa Etheridge in a super weird way. I just thought her whole performance was weird. I also think she was just getting the same comments over and over again and I think now that Charlie wasn’t there to distract the judges, they’d be eying her for the bottom.

Lily – Someone Like You – Ask anyone, Adele is the current kiss of death. If you don’t sing it perfectly, and/or completely your own way so that they can’t compare you to Adele, you’re done. It wasn’t even her performance that had me hating her all over again.  I know I said last week that she was growing on me, and I did enjoy her performance in the homework segment of the show. But that attitude. Sheesh! I get you think you want it more than anyone else, and you probably are at least more vocal about “wanting it” more than Michael. But seriously, how many times have we heard her announce how much she weighs? I get it, you’re fine with your weight, but are you, really? No. You use it like it’s your “thing”.  And don’t yell at Ryan. Nerves or not, don’t yell at him and disguise it as defending yourself. I mean, Mario got kicked off for that reason, they could kick her off super easily. By the time she went off stage I was praying it would be her. I mean, she claimed to be theatrical, but you can’t just claim you’re like the person you’re imitating and thusly, were indeed acting like them. And I thought her calling out the judges for not helping her would be a surefire vote off…

I was wrong. I’ll miss you Nellie, but I agree it was probably right to send you home.

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The Glee Project – Fearlessness

How amazing is Jane Lynch? I’ve loved her since she was on Best in Show, one of my all time favorite movies. Second favorite role? The mother of Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights. And just to round out the top 3, her role as the attorney in The L Word. I’d add Party Down to the list but I’ve only been able to see 1 episode. I’m hoping to remedy that situation shortly. The woman is the queen though. If you look at her IMDb  page it’s like a best of TV Shows in the category of “Featured Part”. Meaning, she was only in 1 episode.

I think if there would be any one person I’d be super excited to see, from Glee would be Sue.  Sue or Blaine… or Coach Roz… or Kurt. Actually, I’d love Kurts dad but he’s a bit of a side character. I’m getting a little out of control. Obviously there’s a lot of people I’d like to see, but we’ll say Sue is definitely in the top 3. Just call this post a series of my Top 3’s.

For the record, people I don’t want to see as the mentor include but is not limited to… Mr. Shue, The former Mrs. Shue (but honestly why would she be there? She wouldn’t, so we’re safe on that one), Sugar Motta, and Sebastian. How on Earth is Sebastian going to really be a mentor? You know how there are some people that are so good at their characters, that you feel a real life hatred for them? Not hate because they are annoying (cough cough Jen Lindley cough Dawson’s Creek cough) but genuinely feel like they are bad people. Case in point – Dr. Romano from ER. I think I still hate him and I haven’t even seen his face in 15 years. Sebastian might’ve officially taken his spot though. Man that guy is a tool bag.

I digress. Let’s get to the homework song. It was 100,000% better than I thought it would be. It was pretty stellar and really fun! Heavy D is certainly not a Glee song, so I was also really happy with them picking something I haven’t seen on Glee already. I thought Blake was awesome and so was Anthony. The two of them, and Aylin were my favorites. I felt bad for Nellie, forgetting her lines the way she did (which would be the first of many times I would feel bad for her this episode), she did recover though by the end of the episode. I wasn’t really sure about Lily winning but she hasn’t won yet, so I’ll deal with it.

Then is was time for the video (“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar / “One Way or Another” – Blondie) and all the extras – A slushie fight! Bathing suits! Underwater singing!

I do find it ironic that Lily is more comfortable than Nellie is, in a bathing suit. It’s why she deserved to win this episode. It doesn’t really matter how you look, it’s about how you perceive how you look, how you feel in your skin and if you’re an inherently shy person, I could see you being utterly uncomfortable showing off that part of you. I’d also like to compliment Lily real quick – she seems skinnier when I see her in a bathing suit, as opposed to seeing her in her regular clothes and that’s a heck of a compliment because there are so few people of her size that you can say that about.

And also, let me just talk about Ali… well, not about her, but when she was having that little panic attack after the slushi pelting, the way the three judges were sitting there watching her like – is she ok? Is she breathing? I think she might be having trouble breathing. And yet they just stand there, holding their little ipad/camera thing. It was so funny to me. I had a genuinely awkward LOL there.

Also funny to me was the underwater singing. The faces you make underwater while you aren’t the one singing, if you missed it just go back, rewind and watch it again because it was great.

And if I had to pick a third hilarious thing, since I’ve been keeping it in the 3 family, well, I fail. I can’t think of a third thing. Sorry folks. How about three questions, that I can do –

1. Kelly, Who are you sick of, to date?

Well blog, people I’m over officially includes Aylin and Charlie? That couple, over it. Sooo over it. Moreso Charlie than Aylin. I don’t think I’ll hate her once Charlie is off. I know for a fact since I’ve now already seen the episode, that she’ll be way better without him. So much better.

2. Who did you start out not liking that are now growing on you?

If I had to pick someone it would probably be Lily. I could easily go back to hating her though. It won’t take much. She’s on thin love-ice with me.

3. Is there anyone that you never fell out of love with?

Blake. Hands down.

Let’s get down to brass tax now. And by brass tax I mean the bottom 3. Charlie, Aylin and Nellie. I really thought it would be Michael and not Aylin but I wasn’t against them picking her. It made sense.

Just from the song choices, I was thinking they wanted Charlie to go home. I say that because he most definitely got the worst song. I thought Nellies song was difficult but only because I didn’t know it and I figured she wouldn’t either (I’ve since downloaded it because damn, that’s a good song!), but since she does, I could see her staying on. Ryan might have a problem with her not being able to shed her skin a little bit. Charlie and Aylin are really good at that and that might be reason to keep them. You never really know what Ryan is going to think, though.

Aylin – Take a Bow (Rihanna) I think we can all agree that the trifecta of Rachel, Mercedes and Tina were entirely better than Aylin. Rihanna too for that matter. That being said, I thought she did a pretty good job. I liked the issue that Ryan brought up to her, that he didn’t feel bad for her. I get that. I’ve pretty much felt bad for everyone on Glee at some point or another.  While I get that he didn’t feel bad for her when getting slushied, I do think she conveyed that when they did the bullying song, so I don’t think she’s incapable of that. And he is right in that she is a game changer. I think her character idea is definitely original and somewhat of a unique.

Charlie – It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones) I couldn’t agree with Ryan more, it’s not about what you bring to the performance, it’s about how you are during the week, as well. You can only march to your drummer so much in Ryan Murphy’s creation. I equal parts liked/hated his lyric change/running over and sitting with the judges. Part of me thought it was cute but the other pat of me was screaming GET OVER YOURSELF!

Nellie – If I Were a Boy (Beyonce) She definitely has what Aylin doesn’t in that you can’t help but feel her insecurity and feel bad for her, and she can get over that and get empowered. I think that was clear in her sexuality performance. She definitely got the speech. You know, the one where they tell you the things they think  you need to hear for your career.

I was happy to be wrong. I think they picked the right person to go home. 100%. I’m glad I don’t need to see Charlie and Aylin make out anymore. I had about as much as I could witness of that disaster.

Random thoughts regarding the episode overall – I’ll go with 3 things, how’s that sound?

1. I love how when they were in swimwear they had those jackets like Olympians have.  Really? Was that necessary? It was THAT could? I remember last season when they were all freezing it was a little crazy. I thought they were over reacting but I guess maybe it is that cold.

2. I want one of the homework songs to be Call Me Maybe. I’m obsessed. I can’t help it. It’s part of my brain this summer. Please? Please do it?

3. Can we at least get a Kurt’s dad cameo? Come on!

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The Glee Project – Adaptability

Last night we had Adaptability. I imagine it’s one of the most important themes of the season. This is one of those shows where I’m sure your lines change with the weather and the songs as well. Or at least, who’s singing various parts of songs. I thought picking Kevin McHale as the judge of the homework assignment was a pretty good pick. Having to adapt to being in a wheelchair when you’re fully capable of getting up and walking around. I do love when he has dream sequences where he’s walking/dancing. And, as you heard Ali say, he’s never cheated and moved his legs.

As far as the actual homework assignment though, how is Alanis Morrisette “You Oughtta Know” a particularly difficult song? Just curious. I would’ve liked to see them actually sing their parts as solos. I get they wanted the song to flow and not have the contestants look crazy, but I think it could’ve been funny watching people sing individual words, and single lines. So funny. Can’t you imagine? As far as the actual song, it was good but I guess they had to change the lyrics in order to gloss over people forgetting/screwing up their song.  That’s how you can tell these contestants are young. I mean Shanna, any girl over the age of 25 knows every single lyric to that song, and probably most of the Jagged Little Pill cd. I still liked her though, forgotten lyrics or not. Then there’s Ali though. Have I mentioned how terrifying Ali is? Her facial expressions really bother me. I’m glad Kevin McHale acknowledged it, I knew it wasn’t just me. She’s as terrifying as Blake is boring. Extremes people.  Blake makes up for it in his acting/screen time. Ie – not knowing what the song “Price tag” was – I know I didn’t. The winner of this challenge was Aylin. I guess she put all that “flirting with Charlie” effort to good use. She’s definitely my favorite character concept of everyone on the show. Really she’s the only one besides Mario with a clear cut character concept. Her’s might even be a little more unique than Marios. I don’t see Mario going very far as it is.

As for the main song, as you may’ve seen above, was “Price Tag,” a song I am in no way familiar with. I know the chorus a little and that’s about it. If it weren’t for Perez Hilton, I’m not sure I’d even know who Jessie J is.

Breaking down the filming, I couldn’t help but hate Mario and Charlie.

“My vibe is girls and money”

Really Michael? He thinks sitting quietly with a blank stare conveys a rich boy image of girls and money? It might be a little Stevie Wonder but at least Stevie was always smiling. He’s from Maryland, I want to like him but he’s driving me nuts… Let me pretend I’m talking to you one on one since I know you don’t read this – When you say “I am a good actor so I don’t know what they mean” you aren’t serious, right? You’re just trying to feign confidence? I’m sure no one has ever thought you were terrible. Are you going to trust people in po-dunk Southern Maryland telling you you’re good, or professionals in Hollywood telling you that you need work on your acting? I say po-dunk Southern Maryland with the utmost respect. I have nothing but love for my state.

Speaking of which, Charlie, don’t think you’ll win over my Maryland love by showing attempting to show you might know cities in Maryland. I will never like you. I promise. You look like Finn crossed with the Joker. And not Heath Ledger’s Joker, Jack Nicholson’s Joker. I didn’t like his little character idea at all. The only thing I liked is that I was hoping by showing in the music video that you don’t fit well in groups would come to my advantage and they’d put you in the bottom 3. I certainly had my fingers crossed. I’m ready for him to be gone like, yesterday.

I wasn’t at all sure who else would be in the bottom 3. I was kind of hoping for Ali just because, as I previously mentioned, she creeps me the hell out. I was pretty surprised when they put all 6 people in the bottom 3 but I get that whole adaptability curve, and singing in a duet practically screams adaptability. You have to work with someone who may not be the same style as you and make it work. Let’s go over how the three groups did!

Blake and Nellie – Waiting for a Girl Like You – I thought I knew this song but they really threw me off when I was listening to their version. They sing it like it’s a song I’ve never heard before (and I mean that as a compliment). Ultimately, I did know the song (Come on people! I know all the songs!). What a great, great song. It was like watching an actual scene from Glee. And they would make a super cute couple. I agreed with Ryan, that was an opera more than it was an audition. I’m glad Blake knew the song. He can only get by for so long on his dreaminess. He was definitely lucky to be singing with a girl, and not Charlie. He won me over that much more though, I must say. Such a sweet guy… that I would like to make out with.

Abraham and Ali – Last Friday Night – They definitely got the best song for their voices. Ali, still terrifying. Her voice is like a squeak toy and her facial expressions are like Britney Spears circa nervous breakdown, with a touch of Ramona eyes.

Maybe that’s something she can learn to correct. I only really notice it when she sings. The rest of the time she looks pretty normal. I also thought Abraham was fine but I think that might’ve been because I was completely distracted by crazy-face.

Mario and Charlie – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Talk about a group destined to fail. That being said, “Charlie’s Group” is practically an oxymoron. He doesn’t work in groups. He does his own thing and doesn’t care what you’re doing. Mario seems a touch the same way. He’s probably had to do a lot by himself in his life so I kind of get it and respect that with him, not Charlie. Secondly, I’m over the judges crying. At least Blake and Nellie were romantical. What is with Zach tonight? Come on. Which one is the pregnant one? You or Nikki?

When everything was said and done and the judges were discussing the bottom 3, Mario was like a politician when stating his case to his fellow contestants as far as why he should stay. The judges made it sound like they are giving general feedback which would assume he was going home. Charlie was definitely, well, seemed definitely optimistic and they really didn’t seem to talk about Abraham except to say he wasn’t good this week, but it was his first time in the bottom 3 and they really have no problems with him overall. I don’t feel like I know enough about him to send him home at this point anyway. I think it has to be Mario. Or Charlie. But, probably Mario. And then they revealed that it was Mario, who seemed to walk away with so much non-emotion. Hopefully he was acting?

Bye Mario. I’m sure you’ll find your talents can be used elsewhere.

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The Glee Project – Sexuality

I was pretty psyched for the episode this evening. I don’t really care too much about the sexuality theme (although I was sure it provide some super-awkwardness, which I am a fan of) but I was super happy to see the guest mentor.

Santana is by far one of my favorite characters. The plus? She seems like a pretty nice girl (minus her judgment picking the winner). At least her advice to the was good. Sometimes I wish the original casting of Glee was televised because I’d love to see what all the actual members of Glee would’ve been like competing for a position.

So, let us move on to the homework song. Sometimes I’m really thrilled with the songs they pick but this was not one of those times. I get that “I Wanna Sex You Up” is sexy(ish) but how many of these contestants were even alive when this song came out? I thought it would be super weird but it turned out pretty good. Nellie was right in her inability to be sexual. The faces she made were most definitely awkward and hilarious all rolled into one. I didn’t think anyone really did any better or worse than anyone else, really. Facial expressions aside I thought most performances were pretty on par. How Charlie won is beyond me. I get that beatboxing is sexy, but Charlie is the opposite of sexy. He’s totally weird, bossy and obnoxious. I’ll forgive Naya for not knowing him and his attitude issues.

Since I don’t want to dole out compliments to Charlie, let’s move onto the music video. I’m with Ali, I do love a mash-up. This one featured the likes of “Milkshake” by Kelis and “Moves Like Jaggar” by Maroon 5. Honestly, if you asked me the next morning what they sang, I would’ve just said “Moves Like Jaggar”. I feel like Milkshake was barely noticeable in the mash-up. I know it was there but I feel like it was mostly background. What I loved about the video was how Nellie stood out – she’s most definitely growing on me to the place she was when I first liked her before I heard her sing. I thought the girls for the most part were much better than the guys, they just give it more. It being what the French call that certain I don’t know what. The guys are definitely more attractive but the women are the better actors. Even Lily Mae was likable in her performance, and I’m not one to like her. Shanna was just too likable for me to judge her in any kind of mean way. For someone overly bubbly, I don’t hate her.

It would figure then, that it would be all males in the bottom 3. Tyler (the Damien of this season, at least for the first 4 episodes), Douche boy Charlie (thank god the judges don’t think beat-boxing is sexy) and Michael (takes direction but has a slight choking problem – and not in the Christian Grey way). In Michaels defense, didn’t Rachel “Queen of Glee” Berry also choke? As for the final 3 performances I didn’t think anyone did any better or any worse than anyone else. That’s only because I didn’t like any of the performances for specific reasons all their own.

Charlie – Charlie is a douche. I don’t like him. The judges don’t like him, And he did a terrible version of “I Get a Kick out of You”. I kind of hate that Zach stood up for him. I guess if you like a guy, you like a guy. I just don’t like that guy and I’m hoping his douchey antics continue because I don’t think it’ll take many more times of him acting like that, for him to get kicked to the curb. No matter how good he is.

Tyler – I’ve heard “Smile” a lot of times throughout my competition singing show viewing and this is one probably wasn’t in the top 10 (this one was one of the top) (and Glee’s version of this song? Impeccable!).  I was pretty sure this would be his farewell performance. I felt like the criticism he received from the judges was more like advice for the future and not tips for the next week.

Michael – Finally there was Michael. Yikes. I wouldn’t say the lyrics of Jason Mraz songs are quite hard to learn. Maybe any song is hard to learn in and hour or two. This just reminds me of a terrible American Idol audition. This would be one of those times that even Randy would make you stop singing. Buuuuuttt…. Back to Michael. So, what was I saying? That he was horrible? Yeah. Unlike Charlie however, I really like Michael. He’s nice to look at, he has good eyes for singing, as in, I feel like his eyes are screaming “MAKE OUT WITH ME” when he sings. That’s what I mean by good eyes for singing.

And because Michael is beautiful to look at and because Charlie has a guardian angel, it was Tyler who would go home. Bye Tyler. You’ll be missed. I did enjoy your character idea. Maybe next year, or in 5 years, when you’re more comfortable in your skin. Just don’t take so long that you can’t pass for a high school student anymore.

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The Glee Project – Vulnerability

Well this week was one of my favorites last season: Vulnerability (sorry I had to watch it a few days late. I was way too tired to stay up to watch it on Tuesday).

I was really surprised to see Cory Monteith as the guest for this episode. He just isn’t who I think of when I think of vulnerability on the show. I don’t really know who I think of but it isn’t him. Maybe Tina, or Sam maybe? Even Coach Beist like last season. I just don’t see Finn. That being said, his voice when he talks as Cory, sounds incredibly wimpy/vulnerable, so I guess we’ll give him a pass.  I also agree with Lily that he was more attractive here than he is on Glee. Not sure why that is but he looked different to me… maybe it was the clothes. I was not at all attracted to that whisper voice thing he was doing, though. So weird.

As for the homework assignment, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, I don’t like to agree with Charlie but I agree that was a weird song to pick for vulnerability. It’s not even the most vulnerable of Kelly Clarkson songs. It was a little bizarre; that being said, there were definitely standouts in the vulnerability department. Nellie was definitely one of the best. I agree she was worth the favorite pick (especially after hearing what the final song would be). She was starting to lose me last week but you can tell when she gets a song that fits her, that’s how she made it onto the show and she can totally be a standout if they keep doing songs that reflect her voice.

I thought Shanna or Aylin were a close second. I don’t know what anyone sees in Ali. Her voice is so weird and I’m glad that vocal judge Nikki sees it too.

In a morbid way I was kind of looking forward to seeing what the contestants shared when meeting with Erik. I really liked this episode last season. This season though, I didn’t think anyone really had anything incredibly vulnerable like last year when the girl admitted to having an eating disorder, and I just kind of felt like the bullying stories were a touch forced. Or possibly made up. I don’t doubt that Lily was the bully, but the scenario about watching Mean Girls and realizing that was her and she needed to apologize? I don’t see her apologizing. I mean the one guy (Michael/Blake – I forget who it was) who talked about watching a kid being bullied, I don’t know if I believed that but at least he’s a better actor than Lily. The more I see of her the more I can’t stand her. Her whole video shoot as the bully was definitely something I’d buy though, her kicking the crap out of someone smaller than her.

I really like that the contestants were singing something slower and more musical than their previous performances. I thought the song showed off a lot of the contestants voices. It’s definitely a great song for Nellie to shine on.  As for the standouts of the music video, I think it was totally Blake, agreeing with the judges once again. 100%. I thought that they all sounded great but Blake really stood out to me. All the girls were really good tonight as well. Maybe I’m just bad at saying anything negative about people singing about bullying? That’s probably it.

When it came time to pick the bottom 3, as usual, I completely agreed with the judges. This time though, I don’t think these three were in the bottom for their voices. I think they were there because of their attitude and annoyingness. So lets get to the bottom 3.

Lily Mae – Mercy – Lily terrifies me. I would not want to be found in a dark alley with her on the other side. She just seems like a very selfish and mean person. I mean, saying how well you did and how the judges just didn’t notice you in the homework assignment? The noticed you enough to critique you so clearly they asw you. She needs to get over herself. That’s just it. Her attitude sucks and whether it’s her competitiveness or not, nothing about her seems genuine. Even her crying doesn’t seem genuine to me. Maybe it sways Ryan, but not me.

Charlie – Fix You – I don’t like Charlie. He’s weird to me. He looks a little too much like Finn, and not in a good way. He’s also the ugliest of the boys on the show. He sang the song so well though. It was definitely my favorite performance of the bottom 3 tonight. I was really surprised how much Ryan liked Charlie though. It’s one thing to be swayed by his singing but usually Ryan focuses so much on the character and it was like he completely looked over Charlies character options. He must’ve because finding a character mold for him to fit into would be really hard in my opinion. Does he have a man crush on Charlie/Finn type characters?

Mario – Over the Rainbow – When this show started Mario was one of my favorites but he really rubbed me the wrong way in this episode. At first, before he went on his high horse, I was a little scared for Mario. I felt like Ryan was already leaning toward saving the previous two and Mario’s chances were numbered. He was almost lucky he’s blind because that story line almost writes itself. So all that being said, I did like him but then he goes and does these things that kind of make me hate him. I know if there’s one thing the judges hate it’s a contestant that won’t accept the judges critique and you aren’t going to go anywhere if you don’t listen and comprehend the criticism and correct what needs to be corrected. I agree with Ryan that he needs to drop his defenses. He needs to listen. Much as I hate to agree with Lily, she was right. Mario needs to drop his crux and listen.

For the record, I told Zack at the commercial break after the judges talked, that they’d keep all 3. I’m a freaking Glee Project genius. I call it all the time actually. I think it’s my reality tv talent. I can tell when they aren’t going to cut someone. It’s my magical talent.

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The Glee Project – Dancability

So this week they are challenged to dance! I have a feeling this is just one of those difficult weeks for everyone. I get it. Dancing is a talent that is just not one I possess. Not that I’m a great singer or anything for that matter, either.

Lets talk about Taryn for a minute. She had one of my favorite voices of the group. I don’t know where she really fit in and maybe that was her problem, but I really liked her voice and I hope she’s able to do something with it in the future.

As for the homework challenge, We Got the Beat. I actually have a routine for this from back in high school! I could’ve choreographed this in minutes! As for the performance, a few things were reinforced me, and some things changed for me.

Reinforced:

1. I still don’t like Samuel. Man he’s annoying. When he said skadoosh? You stole that, just like you stole the whole idea of your character.
2. The wheelchair girl is not my friend. She reminds me of Amy Poehlers character from SNL that only had one leg. I swear they make the same facial expressions. Shanna could give her a bit of a run for her money.


3. I still really like the Justin Beiber girl (Dani) and Mario, the Maryland native. And the hot bath geek. Blake? So hot. If Aylin had any sense in her head she would drop Charlie and pick up Blake (if that’s an option).

Changed: Nellie, not a big fan anymore. That first line of hers was super weird.

And the winner of this weeks challenge? Abraham! I do like his rocking of a grey shirt. I want to know more about him, too. I don’t really know what his deal is, but he has a good look and maybe that’s enough. Possibly another love interest for Tina Cohen-Chang?

Moving onto the music video – I’m so glad the choreographer agreed with what I also thought was the horrible dancing. And that Blake was doing really well, because I agree. And I completely agree that Lilly was super weird. I think it was just that whole “trying to hard” thing. It was probably a pretty difficult song to do in general just because the song clearly doesn’t need a great vocals. It’s a party song after all. What it really was though, was a hot mess. Messy is the best way I could put it.

I definitely think (as I usually do with these judges) that they kept back all the right people.

Dani – Landslide – Beautiful, just like I wanted it to be. She’s so sweet and adorable. I really hope she goes far in this competition. She does need to find herself a little more though. Her eyes are piercing though. Ryan is right that she isn’t in the broadway pop style. You can’t argue that. Which made me really really scared.

Tyler – Daniel – His voice is just so weird to me. I know that according to him this song fits his voice more, and maybe it does compared to last week but it just sounds so off to me. Throw caution to your safety net, says Ryan? I guess, if that’s the vibe he’s getting. I don’t get safe so much as trying to figure things out still. It could still be a reason to go home though. I think I just like him because I don’t want to hate him like I hate the final contestant.

Lilly – Man, I Feel Like a Woman – I don’t know why she is saying she’s never seen a big girl be the sexy girl because I feel like Lauren Zizes was that girl. Maybe it’s just because I want Lily to go home? I’m glad Ryan thinks her attitude sucks, as well. I agree. She does suck, to me. That being said, and Ryan knows this – Alex had an attitude the whole show and he made it to the finale, so she could be that person of this season.

In the end it was Dani. whomp whomp. I understand why he did it but it doesn’t make me any less upset. I’m sure there are coffee houses all over that would love to have her! And a certain website is out there where you could be heavily featured. Good luck to you Dani! If you ever put out a cd, I hope I want to own a copy. And maybe I’ll see you at starbucks sometime soon!

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The Glee Project – Individuality

Ok here’s the thing Glee Project – if you’re episode is about who’s making the top 14, shouldn’t you not have commercials featuring the top 14 before the reveal is made? I’ll forgive them since I watched this 2 days late, right before I Watched the official first episode.

There are so many, infinitely many reasons that this is one of my favorite reality shows. For one, I get to see a bit of the inner workings of my favorite TV show (that’s currently on tv). I love seeing how Ryan Murphys brain works. Secondly, I really love how honest and up front the mentors are. They’re going to tell you exactly how it needs to be because it’s their job to make sure the show looks good. It’s not their job to make you feel better.

What kind of weirds me out about the Glee Project – that all the kids kind of amplify “what’s wrong with them” as they introduce themselves. I’m in a wheelchair, I had an eating disorder, I’m blind, I’m in a wheelchair. I genuinely hate when people tell their grief/sob stories to the judges before they even sing. Here, it’s expected to know what your problem is, but everyone has issues. No one is coming onto the show completely devoid of issues. I guess in some regard the same could be said about Idol but you know what I mean.

I’m really surprised that they’re determined to only pic one person this season. I mean, they’re losing a fair amount of people. I thought they’d actually pick 2 for sure. I guess it makes sense though since this season, they want to kind of do that “show within a show” thing so I guess it’s gonna be easier if they don’t have to introduce a bunch of new characters.

As for the challenges this week, well, this actually goes for every week, I feel like a lot of time, watching the homework challenge is difficult. It reminds me of group night on Idol. Everyone wants to show themselves and it barely qualifies as a group performance because they aren’t trying to be a group, they’re trying to get noticed, and that really bothers me. The good thing is that they get better at it as the group gets smaller and they (will hopefully) be a little more team oriented. I guess that’s why it’s good that this week was “Individuality” because that’s certainly where there heads were while singing Lady Gaga.

On the other hand, I really like when they do the music video at the end. I’ve always liked the ideas behind the music videos and while you can see behind the scenes who wasn’t really living up to par, they always make the videos look good

Let’s start with the contestants we saw the most of this episode:

Shanna – The winner of the week and first called back. I see they like her but I don’t really see what she brings to the table. I do like geeky southerners though so that’s fine. She reminds me of a souther Megan Hilty (anyone watch Smash?) And can we just mention Lea Michele’s shoes during the private session. Love! I tried finding a picture of them to no avail.

Aylin – First of the bottom 3. The character of the flirt. The Turkish girl talking about not being allowed to use Tampons (In the pre-first episode, Ryan Murphy had said “She had me at tampon”). She definitely stood out of the bottom 3.  Good songs always help. She had it hardest I think because of Lea Michele also singing this song, and so recently no less. At least her personality showed so well. I think that helped her. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s clearly already thought about what her character would be. I think that’s part of the reason Damien made it on the show last year. Ryan saw him the most of anyone so it was easier to picture him on the show. Being in the bottom is definitely a blessing and a curse.

Tyler – The second of the bottom 2. And also, the transsexual. It is odd to me that he would try out this year. I only say that because it sounds like his voice is still going through transition and to me, I feel like it might be better if he waited until his voice kind of got set before he tried out. At least he acknowledged the vocal changes.

Maxfield – The eliminated contestant of the week. It’s never good when a judge describes you as “disastrous”. No one likes to hear that. At first when I heard his whole “issue” was that he just started singing 6 months ago. I didn’t realize that was an issue but ok. I do think not having the chops as a professional performer is something you can’t really fake unless you’ve really got it, in this competition, and the judges saw that. Sorry about your luck. Bye bye Maxfield.

As for the rest of the contestants…

Abraham – The only thing I really know about him is that he’s from San Diego (I think) and he has cool hair.

Ali – I want to describe her as “huge boobs in a wheelchair with a squeaky voice”. She’s probably my least favorite of the girls so far. I was going to say “her or _____________” but really I can’t think of anyone else that I really don’t like of the females, so far anyway.

Blake – I have to agree Robert (the head judge) on this one. When he sings he just kind of looks like a star walked into the room. That being said, I’m still having a hard time remembering who’s Blake, Charlie, and Michael. Charlie only helps because he wears that beanie.

Charlie – Looks a heck of a lot like Finn. And much like Finn, he’s one of my least favorites.

Dani – The reason the website “Lesbians who look like Justin Beiber” was created. I really like her though. And, I think that it would be a very Glee move to have a woman that looks like Justin Beiber, as opposed to a guy like Justin.

Lily Mae – Her competitiveness scares me.

Mario – He’s from Lanham, MD! And he’s blind, minor issue. HE has a great smile though so that helps J

Michael – The math geek. Hot geek? Sign me up! He may get lost in the shuffle but he’s definitely attractive enough to stay, in my lovely little opinion.

Nellie – Her sister passed away when she was 9. She’s an early favorite of mine. She’s adorable. I love her look, her style of singing. All of it.

Taryn – I still don’t know much about her, but she has one of my favorite voices.

And that’s it for episode 1.

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