The Glee Project 2012 isn’t wasting anytime jumping into the fun themes: Dance-ability is upon us! Who will have the smoothest moves and who will fall flat, though hopefully not on their face, especially if there is glitter on the floor again?
WARNING: Spoilers ahead in The Glee Project recap!
The homework assignment the dance-ability outing of The Glee Project 2012 is an awesome one: “We Got the Beat” by the Go-Go’s. Which I think counts as classic rock now. Mario and Ali immediately butt heads over who should get line 13 of the song. Which is an unlucky number so not the best thing to argue over. Actually Mario is the one protesting more so he is showing right off the bat that he is not one to sit back quietly. Nellie hops in with a compromise and saves the day. Taryn also has some comments to throw in. After, she ends up calling her mom…and leaving! That’s a curveball! She couldn’t handle the pressure apparently. Or maybe she liked her first plane ride so much she was eager to get back on one.
The show must go on and on homework day the group waits to see who the guest mentor will be and it is…Samuel Larsen! Samuel was one of last year’s winners of The Glee Project. Who better to mentor the cast of The Glee Project season 2? The number is actually really impressive moves wise and Glee/Glee Project 2 casting extraordinaire Robert Ulrich notes this. As does Samuel, who chooses Abraham (who has amazing red bangs) and reveals the group video number: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO. Does anyone know what that stands for?
Zach Woodlee comes in for the choreography. Which of course is important since this is dance-ability. Dani struggles early on. As does Tyler, of course, who is extra on edge since his moves or lack thereof landed him in the bottom of last week’s episode of The Glee Project 2. Looks like everyone has more homework to do!
Nikki Anders, vocal coach for The Glee Project 2012, is back in the booth with the cast. While not recording vocals Aylin and Charlie are flirting a bit. She has swagger for days apparently (this is per Charlie). Lily does not perform well in the recording session, both surprising and disappointing Nikki.
They jump right to the video shoot. The Glee Project 2012 video director Erik White explains the video concept: house party at Abraham’s! It starts with a rousing game of Spin the Bottle. Nellie says she’s not pleased, as “I just don’t kiss people.” But she does it anyway like a trooper. Not everyone gets to be in the game and as those not lucky enough to be included observe from the other room, we see that non-participant Charlie is not pleased when Aylin lays a HUGE kiss on another guy. He makes as much known after the game but she makes up for it by planting one on him. Abraham is thinking things through a little too much–which is the exact opposite of what Samuel advised him to do in their mentoring session. Dani also continues to struggle.
On to the choreography! And it’s…a disaster. Zach informs them it is “horrible.” People aren’t connecting to the camera, people aren’t singing… “Watching them do their group choreography was almost as if everyone got amnesia at the same time,” Zach notes. So…dance-ability is apparently not a strong suit for the cast of The Glee Project 2012. Blake and Michael fare the best. The final product, which makes a point of showing everyone carrying two liters of soda so there’s no debate as to what’s in the red plastic cups, looks good though probably due to lots and lots of edits. It actually made me a bit dizzy, to be honest.
The Glee Project 2012 dance-ability theme winds up producing, as Robert points out, the best homework number ever on The Glee Project followed by the worst music video shoot. So when it’s time to pick the bottom three, it comes down to, “Who sucked the least?” That was Zach again. Dude is on fire with the quotes this week! So who did suck the least? That would be Aylin, Shanna, Blake and Michael. It turns out who sucked the most were Nellie, Lily, Abrham, Dani, and Tyler. Lily has a bit too much to say when Zach is explaining to her why’s she in the bottom of the barrel. No one likes excuses, Lily! They again advise Abraham not to think so much (LISTEN TO SAMUEL! He won for a reason!) then send he and Nellie on their merry way out of the bottom. The song assignments are then handed out. Dani gets “Landslide”; Tyler, “Daniel”; Lily: “Man I Feel Like a Woman.” In rehearsals Dani gets a bit emo, Tyler is happy the song works with his voice, and Lily is determined to bring sexy back.
At last chance performances outing #2 of The Glee Project 2 Dani continues to show her emotion in her performance and speaks very well for herself. But as Glee/Glee Project co-creator Ryan Murphy points out, is she more of an artist than a performer? Tyler does “3000%” better than last week per Ryan, though he also notes Tyler is being too safe. Lily steps it up and Ryan enjoys her use of flirting with the band but is not pleased with her reported backtalk to Zach during the bottom three talk. Will her attitude be her undoing? Can Dani “be the show” which is a phrase Ryan loves? Can Tyler remain safe another week even though his safe is too safe?
Ultimately The Glee Project 2012 cast member who is cast off this week is…Dani. I have to say I am kind of bummed as I liked her. I guess she is not the show, as Ryan would say.
Next week’s theme is vulnerability. Being vulnerable is way easier then dancing so that should go better…right?