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Glee Project Hopefuls Revealed

We've been warning you that Oxygen's The Glee Project was about to go awesome on all your asses this June, and now we have the first look at the hopefuls!

Looks like a good group, but, they all look pret-ty young compared to the rest of the cast! It'd be weird to have someone that actually looks like a high schooler playing a high schooler! Right?? (And yet, they're all over 18!)

Ryan Murphy has also said that if a dude is chosen, said dude would probably be a love interest for Mercedes!

Here's how the competition will work:

Over 10 episodes, the contestants will be pared down through a series of “homework assignments” orchestrated by the Glee creators that will assess their singing, dancing, and acting. Those from the Glee team who will make the final decision on the winner include Murphy, casting director Robert Ulrich, and choreographer/co-producer Zach Woodlee. The stars of the series will also make appearances as guest mentors in each episode, with Darren Criss (Blaine) showing up in the premiere episode.

And here's the executive producer talking about how unique it is:

“Ultimately, this competition is about inspiring the creators of Glee to write a role for you. That’s never been done before. That’s what makes this whole thing so intriguing. It’s that magical Glee factor, that you’ve got to want them to pick you and write a seven-episode character role for you. The process of how that comes about is absolutely fascinating.”

That would be a dream come true for one of those kids! Wow!

It really is a unique idea, we have to completely agree, AND we're totally jazzed about it! June can't come soon enough, that's for sure!

Let us know who U'd choose, even though you haven't heard them sing yet! Which one looks right to U??

And ch-ch-check out the hopefuls and their bios AFTER THE JUMP!

The cast is as follows: First row: Marissa; second row, left to right: McKynleigh, Ellis, Matheus; third row, left to right: Alex, Emily, Lindsay, Hannah, Cameron; and fourth row, left to right: Damian, Bryce, Samuel. Here’s a little bit about each of the contenders:

Marissa, 19
New York, NY
Discovered via: MySpace video
The native New Yorker has been performing in amateaur and professional commercials and shows for more than 12 years. Her style is bohemian and an artist in every sense of the word, as she draws and designs in addition to her singing, acting, and dancing.

McKynleigh, 19
Paducah, KY
Discovered via: Chicago open casting call
McKynleigh has been performing in amateur shows for 13 years, and perhaps surprisingly, her strength is in country music. She has never had the chance to be in a show choir before, because she was home-schooled.

Ellis, 19
Grayslake, IL
Discovered via: Chicago open casting call
Ellis has been performing in amateur shows for four years. Always the outcast in high school, she used her vocal talents and experience in musical theater to find friends and express herself.

Matheus, 20
Atlanta, GA
Discovered via: Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call
The native of Brazil moved to the U.S. eight years ago specifically to consult with doctors about his 4’9″ stature. Their eventual conclusion? He’s just short. Just three days after moving here and without knowing any English, he enrolled in school and mastered the language within months. Matheus claims that music has always helped him get through anything difficult.

Alex, 18
Lynn, MA
Discovered via: MySpace video
Performing since he was a toddler, Alex lost his father at the age of 6 — acting and singing has helped him express his emotions since then. Extracurricular activities include church choir, school choir, improv club, and costume design club. Fun fact: Alex has the ability to tackle any lead role — male or female!

Emily, 22
New York, NY
Discovered via: Industry channels
Emily is an 11 year veteran of shows off-Broadway and in Vegas. She attended NYC’s famed LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Art, and prides herself on her training.

Lindsay, 19
Modesto, CA
Discovered via: Industry channels
Lindsay, who’s been performing in amateur shows for 13 years, was deaf for the first six months of her life, which contributes to her great appreciation for being able to hear music.

Hannah, 19
Charlotte, NC
Discovered via: Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call
A six year veteran of amateur shows, Hannah is self-conscious about her weight, but she uses her keen sense of humor and exuberance to overcome any negative feelings about her appearance. In addition to her singing talent, Hannah raps under the alias Ginger G.

Cameron, 21
Fort Worth, TX
Discovered via: Dallas/Fort Worth open casting call
Cameron is a born musician who, up until six months ago, had never taken a single music lesson, even though he’s been performing in shows for four years now. In high school, Cameron was hated by all the guys but loved by all the girls. He grew up loving the Beatles, and they inspire him and influence him as a musician and a performer.

Damian, 18
Derry City, Northern Ireland
Discovered via: Industry channels
Damian tours with the Irish vocal group Celtic Thunder and has been performing with them since age 14, and his secret is that he has a lower voice than most male pop singers.

Bryce, 22
Westlake Village, CA
Discovered via: MySpace video
Bryce has been performing ever since he picked up an acoustic guitar and taught himself to play at age 13. Currently, Bryce attends Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is a voice major. He sings jazz, rap, pop, punk, reggae and gospel and is also an accomplished songwriter.

Samuel, 19
Los Angeles, CA
Discovered via: MySpace video
Samuel, a musician at heart, is not only the lead singer in his band, but he also plays guitar, drums, bass and piano. He’s a hopeless romantic and has a knack for serenading the ladies, often more confident singing to them than actually talking to them.

There you go! We hope they all do SO well!! Good luck, guys!

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5 comments to “Check Out The Glee Project Hopefuls!”



  1. 1

    Fat girl. Check.
    Nerd. Check.
    Happy Black Guy. Check.
    Annoying Jappy Chick. Double Check.
    British Russell Brand Dude. Check.

    Hey, where's the Asian and handi representative???



  2. 2

    I'm for Damian! #TeamDamian FTW.



  3. 3

    Perez, be sure to take notice of the cutie on the left hand side in the tan button up shirt! His name is Damian McGinty and he is absolutely adorable. He has a great personality and stage presence and not to mention a killer voice. To top it all of hes irish so he has an AMAZING accent! Hes toured with an Irish group called Celtic Thunder world wide, since he was 14. I saw Celtic Thunder in concert when they toured the states last year and came to Atlanta and he is as dynamic in concert as he is in interviews and on dvds! I already have tickets for when they tour the states again this year! Well, basically everything I said could be summed up like Amanda said! #TeamDamian FTW!



  4. 4

    Really does anyone really want this? I hope it flops just look dumb and glee doesn't need any more charactors



  5. 5

    Aww cute lol