The Glee Project 2012 is back for another week to take on fearlessness. So who will be fearless and who should be fearful? Stay tuned to find out in this week’s The Glee Project recap!
WARNING: THE GLEE PROJECT 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!
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The remaining nine in The Glee Project recap greet Glee/The Glee Project casting director Robert Ulrich. He reveals the fearlessness theme as well as the homework assignment, “Now that we found love” by the late Heavy D. Nellie is already on her guard from past critiques. The guest mentor this week is the best one yet in my humble opinion: Jane Lynch, who plays well-known character Sue Sylvester on Glee.
They totally nail the homework assignment in both lyrical performance and dancing. Jane agrees. Aylin and Lily especially stand out for her, while Nellie and Michael, not so much. The winner is Lily, much to Aylin’s dismay. Jane then gets to reveal several things, starting with the big group number: a mash-up of “Hit me with your best shot” by Pat Benatar and “One way or another” by Blondie. And there’s one more thing…it’s slushie week! And then there’s another…it will take place at a pool! The Glee Project season 2 cast goes off to get fitted in swimsuits that look straight out of Baywatch. Nellie is not excited. This week is not going well for her.
Before vocals we get a quick update on Aylin and Charlie’s decision to refocus from potential relationship to friendship. The plan is…not working. We are apparently back to potential relationship. Well, that was quick.
Meanwhile, back in the vocal booth, The Glee Project 2012 vocal producer Nikki Anders is showing more baby bump. Charlie needs to work on focusing once again. Less love, more work, Charlie! Abraham rocks it. Michael is struggling again.
On set The Glee Project season 2 cast learns the video concept: high school swim team practice goes awry when a slushie fight breaks out. And possibly hypothermia. The Glee Project video director Erik White of course is there, as well as mentor/choreographer and Zach Woodlee. Aylin gets her first slushie and it “burns,” though she has the interesting reaction of laughing. Charlie seems to be taken in by this and underperforms his opening line. Nellie is not psyched to climb out of the pool. I can’t blame her as pool ladders are not conducive to graceful exits. Lily gets to hose everyone down and is quite psyched about it. Ali is is excited to get slushied but it goes a bit far as her body doesn’t handle extreme temperatures well. But she pulls through it like a champ. The video turns out awesome. I’m not sure what’s more impressive, the fact that they took getting slushied in swimsuits so well or how well they were able to perform underwater.
Charlie and Aylin are now officially kissing on camera. This potential relationship is on the fast track apparently. Back on stage, The Glee Project 2012 fearlessness week recap is about to reveal who was fearless and who should be shaking in their swim trunks. Lily and Ali are the top two, no surprise there; Shanna, Blake, Abraham are also called back. This leaves Michael, Nellie, Aylin, and Charlie. Micheal ends up being safe, landing the remaining three in the bottom which they’ve all been in before. Aylin is assigned Rhianna’s “Take a Bow.” Nellie gets Beyonce’s “If I were a boy,” and Charlie, “It’s not unusual” by Tom Jones. Aylin seems very confident which should serve her well. It’s Charlie’s fourth week in the bottom and he’s looking defeated.
Glee/The Glee Project co-creator Ryan Murphy is back in the last chance performance audience. Aylin sings her heart out and clearly impresses the mentors. I mean Zach looks downright giddy. Ryan wants to know why she laughed at getting slushied but has good words for her, labeling her a game changer. Charlie brings a good amount of energy. To the point where he comes out into the audience and performs right to the mentors, even adapting the lyrics to fit his situation. Will his gamble pay off? He’s heartfelt in his plea. But is it enough to bring it every last chance after spending the week underperforming? Nellie also delivers a very strong performance. It would appear that it moved Zach to tears. He is all over the place! He also delivers the excellent point that it feels like they are asking her to be on the show rather than her fighting for it. This is going to be a tough one to call. So I will leave that to the experts.
And the experts have spoken. The Glee Project season contestant who is a contestant no more is…Charlie. He and Aylin share one last on-camera kiss before he walks off into the fearless sunset.
Theatricality will be next week’s theme. Can Nellie finally find her confidence? Can Aylin recover from losing her whatever Charlie was? Can Zach Woodlee BE any cuter? Find out the answers to these burning questions and more in next week’s The Glee Project 2012 recap!