The Glee Project Season 2012 is back for another recap. What does this week hold? It’s bound to be unpredictable as the theme is adaptability which is pretty much guaranteed to mean some twists. All will be revealed in The Glee Project recap ahead!
WARNING: THE GLEE PROJECT 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!
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The episode starts with Aylin and Charlie setting new ground rules for friendship. Kicking each other’s butts instead of snuggling! It makes a certain amount of sense.
Robert Ulrich, Glee/The Glee Project 2012 casting director, comes in to reveal the theme and the homework assignment, which is “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette. Lyrics assignments will be handed out randomly so no line stealing from Mario. Lily is not pleased as she likes control, while Charlie believes adaptability is saying yes to everything. Fair enough.
Robert comes back the next day to reveal this week’s guest mentor: Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on Glee. So here comes the first twist: everyone has to sing the song solo instead of doing lines in a group! Shanna is panicked because she doesn’t know the lyrics. I forget not everyone grew up angry in the 90’s like me. Some clearly stumble with the words and some sound a bit flat. Aylin performed well, as did Ali. Shanna recovered well from lyric mishaps.
The winner? Aylin! And the big group number? They’re not telling us! Another twist. It will be a surprise revealed in the vocal booth and choreography will be learned on set. Lily is again not pleased. Let go, lady!
Nikki Anders, vocal producer for The Glee Project season 2, gets to finally reveal the big group number: “Price Tag” by Jesse J. Aylin is psyched. Everyone else? “Now I know the title of the song” is Blake’s reaction. Shanna doesn’t know it at all. Girl, you’re great but do you listen to the radio? She picks it up quickly though, which is good. Michael rebounds from last week, showing that adaptability suits over-thinkers. Abraham is cutting his words off and having some issues. Ali is feeling anxious and seems to be over-performing again.
At the video shoot The GleeProject video director Erik White introduces the concept: mean rich kids realizing broke kids have more fun. I think. Charlie decides that he’s going to stay in character THE ENTIRE TIME as “Scott Campbell, a terrible human being.” Erik advises Mario that he needs to up his acting game, which he of course finds stunning, showing us once again he needs to work on taking constructive criticism.
Zach Woodlee, The Glee Project choreographer, gets the daunting task of teaching them the moves on set. Blake is freaked out and it shows. Nellie is again struggling at standing out in the group well and needs to pop. The video is a bit odd but fun.
The stand out performance of the adapting is Aylin, who rocked it all week. She, Shanna, Michael, and Lily are all safe right off. The remaining six are unadaptable, it would seem. And the next twist? They will be paired up to do duets instead of solo last chance performances and Ryan Murphy, Glee/The Glee Project co-creator, will pick the bottom three from there. Ali and Abraham are paired up to sing Katy Perry’s “Last Friday night;” Mario and Charlie will be doing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” as done by Elton John and George Michael; and Blake and Nellie will be doing “Waiting for a Girl Like You” by Foreigner. Mario and Charlie immediately don’t get on well while practicing. Ali is nervous but determined to stick around.
Ryan joins his fellow The Glee Project 2012 mentors in the theater for last chance performances. Nellie and Blake play off of each other really well and impress Ryan. He advises them to keep fighting and be aggressive. Next are Ali and Abraham who have fun and harmonize well. Ryan describes Ali well as “a little funny Dolly Parton” and finds them charming and though a bit off in their lyrics. Mario and Charlie do all right but some of the words seem wrong. Ryan says they both do great but not much beyond that. So the bottom three are then ultimately revealed: Abraham, Charlie, and Mario.
Robert comes back in to announce that the list is up and pre-goodbyes are said. So who has adapted for the last time on The Glee Project season 2? Mario. I have to say I am a bit surprised, I thought that Scott Campbell would be leaving. Next week’s The Glee Project recap will be brought to you courtesy of…Fearlessness! Which is much easier to spell then adaptability so I’m already happy.