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‘The Glee Project’ Recap: ‘Adaptability’ Claims A Victim

Tue, July 3, 2012 11:58pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Glee Project Recap

Plus, Kevin McHale makes a ‘Glee Project’ return with this week’s theme of adaptability!

Adapting to change is not always easy, as displayed in the July 3 episode of The Glee Project, where the final ten contestants struggled to overcome challenges, and one was sent packing! So which of this season’s contestants just couldn’t adapt?

This week’s episode was jam-packed with changes, beginning with Charlie and Aylin deciding to just be friends and work on “kicking each others asses.” (Charlie’s words, not mine.)

Robert UlrichGlee/The Glee Project casting director, handed out this week’s homework assignment, “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette, with a twist! Lines would be handed out randomly, so no line stealing from Mario!

Kevin McHale made a triumphant return to the reality hit and threw the second curveball of the night — each contestant would be singing the homework assignment as a solo! Of course, editing threw all ten performance together as though it were a group effort anyway, so where’s the excitement in that? Aylin won the homework assignment and got some one on one time with Kevin.

The third twist of the night came when the contestants were not told any information about the big group number until they sat in the recording studio with vocal producer Nikki Anders! The song is revealed as Jessie J’s “Price Tag.” And there’s a chance they kept the song hidden for good reason. “Now I know the title of the song” is Blake’s reaction. Shanna doesn’t know it at all. Huh? Does she not listen to the radio?

During the video shoot, Charlie makes a decision to stay in character — the entire time — as “Scott Campbell, a terrible human being,” and ends up giving off yet another terrible vibe.

Mario receives constructive criticism on his acting, or lack thereof, by video director Erik White. And surprise, surprise, Mario is stunned by this critique!

The final twist of the episode came when the bottom three became a bottom six! These bottom six were paired up to do duets instead of solo last chance performances and Ryan MurphyGlee/The Glee Project co-creator, picked the bottom three from there.


The Bottom Six

Ali and Abraham — Katy Perry “Last Friday Night”

This was squeaky, irritable, and certainly became awkward when Abraham started to take his clothes off. Ryan may love Ali’s humor, but her voice reminds me of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore — or all three mashed together!

Mario and Charlie — Elton John and George Michael “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”

How awkward was this duet? The boys started signing with their backs turned to one another, and ended the song embracing one another — with Mario’s head nestled on Charlie’s bosom.

Blake and Nellie — Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You”

Perfect, flawless, and entertaining! If Blake doesn’t win the whole competition, I’d be shocked!


The Bottom Three: Abraham, Charlie, and Mario.


Not Called Back: Mario

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did the right contestant go home?

— Chris Rogers

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