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EXCLUSIVE! An Open Letter To The Glee Project

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Here is an EXCLUSIVE open letter from PerezHilton.com to the final four contestants of the The Glee Project:

Dear Samuel Larsen, Lindsay Pearce, Alex Newell and Damian McGinty, Jr:

Congratulations! On Sunday, one of you will be crowned the victor of The Glee Project. Ryan Murphy will make the grand announcement and you’ll be given a golden ticket to stardom, one step closer to being the next Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera or Darren Criss. Okay, well, no. None of you will be Darren Criss. There’s only one Darren Criss. And there’s only one Lea Michele. She can never be replaced. NEVER. NEVER EVER.

Sorry, that’s not the point. The point is that there are thousands upon thousands of kids in this world who would kill to be in your place right now – as well as one huge blogger Gleek! You should be very proud. Whichever one of you gets the esteemed honor of being hit in the face with a slushy at McKinley, we’re confident you’ll do a good job.

However, being one of the world’s biggest Gleeks (we have a plaque to prove it!) we feel it’s our duty, nay our responsibility, to impart a little wisdom on you about being on the show. We’ve been loyal to the New Directions ever since Rachel placed a gold star next to her name on the auditions list. Since Tina had a stutter. Since Kurt was in the closet! We like to think that we’ve learned a few things along the way and we thought we'd share what we know with you.

Here are three things you should know about being on Glee:

People Will F#@%in’ Hate You

In fact, they probably already do. Especially those fans of the three people you beat out. We predict by 10 PM Sunday, your Twitter will confirm as much. They won’t hate you as much as the Bieblievers hate Selenita, but trust us; a tidal wave of haterade is coming your way. And it won’t be just from fans; critics too. From the moment you take your first dance step or sing your first note you will hear their weigh-ins. You are joining a show with legions of fans all over the world and in the industry. The show’s not getting nominated for Emmys because Jane Lynch looks good in a tracksuit. (You really do though, gurl!) You’re a part of the innovation now and you have to live up to that. So don’t let the naysayers get you down. They’ll all come around; just give them time and one KILLER, memorable musical number.

Speak Your Mind To Ryan Murphy

Hey, you won a place on this show! And remember: HE picked YOU! He decided out of dozen or so kids that YOU were the one he wanted on his mega-famous show. Now that you’re there, talk to him! Tell him your thoughts. Believe us, it will get you far! How many songs have Lea and Chris gotten to sing on that show simply by asking for them? Hell, Chris wanted to do the Time Warp and they ended up doing a whole Rocky Horror episode! Matt Morrison got to sing one of his own songs in the finale just to promote his album. You’ve got a voice – use it! Besides, Gleeks can tell when you’re really feeling a connection to a song versus just singing it because you have to. And at the end of the day, if the Gleeks like you, you’ll feel the Ryan Murphy love.

Remember, You’ve Made It On Glee. So, STAY with Glee.

We have two words for you: Chord Overstreet.

This kid, while ridiculously handsome and talented, and did we mention handsome, made a HUGE mistake in leaving the show. Trouty Mouth was poised to take the lead male role on the show once Cory Monteith graduates this year and he passed on it because he didn’t want to be just a “recurring character.” We understand ambition, but we value loyalty more. Don’t make the same mistake, look at what has happened to those who have stuck with it - Harry Shum Jr. got pushed up to a regular!

So to Damian, Alex, Lindsay and Samuel, we wish you luck! Heed our words, drink hot tea with honey and say a little prayer to Barbara Streisand before bed, and you’ll be good to go. See one of you around the choir room on September 20th!

…..and to the three of you who don’t win the coveted role, start fishing for those recording contracts before it’s too late!

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27 comments to “EXCLUSIVE! An Open Letter To The Glee Project

  1. 1

    That was cute Perez! & I agree with most of what you said.

    I really like all of the contestants, and they all deserve to win. Damian or Sam are probably my two favorites though, even though I really do love Lindsay!

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    I think this is really sweet Perez. Glad I can get here before the haters…
    best wishes to all of the contestants. I haven't watched the show but this is so HUGE. American Idol and The Voice aren't even close to the stardom that is guaranteed from this show.

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    I love Glee but I hate the Glee project

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    Re: lrnokiRe: blondly7 – Jesus you're all a bunch of fuckfaces……ugh

  5. xoxoj says – reply to this


    Re: SarahNJ – I feel the opposite haha Season 2 caused me to no longer be a fan of Glee.

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    Re: xoxoj – Yeah the writers mess things up all the time, and they have perfect story lines right in front of their faces that they never take advantage of whatever but I'm in love with the cast, they have the best chemistry together that pretty much makes me love it so much.

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    You are such a fucking DOUCHE! Like anyone gives a shit what you have to say about being in the entertainment industry.

  8. 8

    I honesty believe that Hannah got screwed. She deserved more then anyone to be in final four. She is what GLee is all about. Nice letter but give Hannah her due.

  9. 9

    He sounds like a 12 year old. I'm almost embarrassed for him.

  10. 10

    Best blog post on Glee I have read all summer. Thanks.

    After the powerful impact of last seasons homophobic bullying episodes, I will be interested to see whether they cast Alex and pursue a story line that addresses the extremely high HIV infection incidence among black gay men and youths. It could be great.

    Team Samuel personally. I'm fine with all of them, but find Samuel to be most moving. Like you say, though, I feel for him, or any of the four who might win because of all the hate that will come their way.

    Being a Gleek is like going to McKinley

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    That fat kid gets on my nerves as does that over-the-top Broadway cun*t. The Irish dude and Mr. Dreadlocks are cool.

  13. 13

    i hate that black kid . just too annoying

  14. 14

    yeap Lea Michele can NEVER. NEVER EVER be replaced!!!! but I love Lindsay so I hope she wins!!!!!

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    btw I used to hate this show I was refusing to watch it because no one can replace anyone on Glee, but I watch it I think on the 5th episode and it was great now I´m addicted :D and I don´t want to sound racist but I don´t like Alex at all I want Lindsay to win but if Demian or Samuel wins its ok I just don´t want Alex to win and is not because he is gay cause I´m gay too and not because the color, because I´m mexican. he gets on my nerves and as much as I love Glee there is a lot of gay characters, Kurt, Blaine, Karovski. if they want another gay character why not another girl maybe Quinn, just saying :p

  16. 16

    Re: SarahNJ – AGREE!

  17. 17

    Give back your gay membership card you spelled Barbra's name wrong.

  18. 18

    perez you are freaking LAME

  19. swaps says – reply to this


    I love Glee…

  20. brkn says – reply to this


    It might not be one of the final four! Ryan Murphy said in a fairly recent interview that he regrets kicking someone off, and that the winner will be VERY surprising!

    In other words: Marissa!!! At least that's what I think. He can name any one of them a winner! I also think he'll have more than one of them appear on Glee.

  21. 21

    its spelled BarbRA Streisand. Not Barbara. Dont worry, i was just as confused spelling her name when i found out how it was spelled the first time

  22. 22

    how about we post an "open letter " to Perez ?
    Thoughts ?

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    LULZ, as if someone would take advice from YOU! Tell me another joke honey, because you are high-larious. Silly f-a-g-g-o-t…

  25. 25

    dont like none of the mofos in the picture.

  26. 26

    We do not care….go be on Broadway ( where no one will see/hear you ) or try and get an acting gig or recording contract. Like they always say, there are a million people with talent, but only a few will make it, so let me know when you make it, not before.

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