I think Charlie nailed it when he remarked about how hard it is to act vulnerable to a pounding beat. I’d like to remark about how hard it is to like The Glee Project when they keep repeating songs. Then Robert tells the contestants that this week’s guest mentor wrote the book on vulnerability. Puh-lease. Cory Montieth’s character was the captain and quarterback of the football team, dated the head cheerleader and a rising star, and co-captained the glee club to a national championship. Vulnerability my butt. I also think it feels just a little creepy when a male guest mentor picks a female contestant(Cory picked Nellie).
This week we find out that Tyler is half black and Jewish and that Abraham has two gay moms. That just perpetuated my vision of Abraham being cast as a friend Rachel makes in New York. This week we also dove into the bully theme, and the contestants shared their stories of being bullied and being the bully. Though bullying is still a huge problem in schools today, I think Murphy would make a huge mistake of revisiting the topic on Glee next season with Lily Mae as the new bully.
Lily, Mario, and Charlie were in the bottom three because of their attitudes, and problems in the studio and on the shoot. Lily and Mario can’t sing or lip sync and have awful personalities, and Charlie crossed the line when he grabbed Mario’s cane without being asked. Charlie was incredibly remorseful when the mentors called him out on his behavior, but Lily and Mario continued to mouth off.
Lily was given “Mercy” by Duffy as her final performance song, and Mario and Charlie were given “Over the Rainbow” and “Fix You”, respectively. Each of these songs is a repeat, and don’t even get me started on “Over the Rainbow”. I’m a huge Judy Garland fan. Let me repeat. HUGE. My husband and I watch Meet Me In St. Louis every year on Christmas day, and The Wizard of Oz is of course, a classic. Every time I hear the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version of “Over the Rainbow” I want to set myself on fire, and deep down I know that Judy is rolling over in her grave. Mario started his performance in true Garland fashion, but then the ukulele started and I wanted to throw things at my prized television set. I was additionally disgusted at Mario’s comments to the other contestants after his performance, and at the final callback list. He deserved to go home. I must now make an end to this post, that’s how angry I am right now.