Monday, July 11, 2011

The Glee Project

During last night's episode of Oxygen's
"The Glee Project," the final nine contenders performed a rhythmic
performance of MC Hammer's 1990 signature song, "Can't Touch This."
Under the guidance of "Glee" guest mentor Harry Shum Jr. ("Glee's"
Mike Chang) the group was coached on their moves, forcing many of them
to face their toughest challenge yet -- "Dance Ability." Darren Criss
("Glee's" Blaine) returns as a guest mentor in next Sunday's all-new
episode. During the episode fans will also be prompted to find a
secret word and enter a watch-and-win sweepstakes at
( One lucky winner will win a
phone call from their favorite contender. 'The Glee Project' Contender
Call sweepstakes will only be available from 9PM to 1AM ET Sunday

In the final moments of last night's episode, "Glee" hopeful
McKynleigh Abraham (19) of Paducah, KY was eliminated. Prior to
appearing on "The Glee Project," McKynleigh (19) had been performing
in amateur shows for the past 13 years. As a biracial musician, she
believes she surprises people when they discover her strength is
singing country music. Growing up home-schooled, her ambition was to
be in show choir but she never had the opportunity. McKynleigh
originally auditioned for "The Glee Project" at the Chicago open
casting call.

The remaining eight contenders will face their next "Glee"-inspired
challenge on Sunday, July 17th at 9PM ET/PT when Darren Criss returns
to mentor during "Pairability" week. The contenders struggle with
singing duets, while one of them must confront a deep personal
boundary. This is Criss' second stint as a guest mentor on the series
-- he also appeared in the premiere episode on June 12th.

From Ryan Murphy, the creator and Emmy� award-winning executive
producer of "Glee," and executive producer of "Glee" Dante Di Loreto,
"The Glee Project" is a 10-episode competition series seeking to find
the next star of "Glee" and will award one winner with the ultimate
prize of a seven-episode role in season three of the hit FOX show. The
series began with 12 extraordinarily talented individuals that were
picked from thousands of entries, and an exhaustive nationwide and
online talent search. The series uncovers a unique group of artists
from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog
has a fighting chance at stardom. Each week one contender is sent home
through intensive rounds of singing, dancing and acting based on
assignments. During the final 'Last Chance Round,' the bottom three
must perform for Ryan Murphy, casting director Robert Ulrich, and
choreographer Zach Woodlee as they carefully assess which of them has
what it takes to be one of the next new faces of the award-winning

For fans who want more of the "The Glee Project," Microsoft's search
engine Bing is partnering with Oxygen to host the Bing Fan Favorite
Contest, allowing fans to vote for their own favorite contenders.
Shazam is also partnering with Oxygen to allow viewers to use the
Shazam app to unlock exclusive content from each episode of the show.
This week, Shazam users will be treated to extended footage from
Darren Criss' one-on-one session with the homework assignment winner.

"The Glee Project" is produced by Ryan Murphy Television and Embassy
Row with Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Michael Davies and Shauna
Minoprio serving as executive producers.

Fans of "The Glee Project" can follow the show on Twitter at, Facebook at and Tumblr at for access to all of the latest news
and information. Additionally, fans can vote for their favorite
contender in the Bing Fan Favorite contest beginning at 9pm ET on
Sunday, June 12 and continuing throughout the run of the show. Log-on
to for special live chats with cast as well as a
special chat with the eliminated contender directly following the
episode. Viewers can log on to for a
more in depth look at each contender and to meet the judges, complete
with photo galleries and video.


  1. I'm addicted to this show and I can't get enough of Damien with that accent of his. =)

  2. This is an amazing show dude. So far i have enjoyed all The Glee Project episodes online.