Talk about cuteness overload! Tonight’s episode of The Glee Project involved a bunch of adorable tykes singing with the contestants, meaning that Damian finally had some competition in the cuteness department. (What are we saying? No one could ever replace you in our hearts, Damian!)
Tonight was all about “generosity,” with Kevin McHale (Artie) onhand to judge “Lean on Me.” The winner was Lindsay, and Kevin also gave her a comb that he claims was the same “magic comb” that Artie gave Brittany this season. (Consider us skeptical that it was actually the same comb. And a plastic comb as a prize? Way to splurge, Oxygen Network!)
For the music video of My Chemical Romance’s “Sing,” the contestants are each partnered up with an underprivileged child, and each pair will pretend to perform on a different rock instrument. Damian instantly hits it off with his kid, Liam, who even gives Damian a few helpful drum lessons. (How cute are these two? Spin-off, please!) However, Alex seems to be as comfortable around kids as the characters from Three Men and a Baby are at the start of that film.
In the first of two surprises tonight, the contestants learn that all four will have to give a solo performance, since Glee producer Ian Brennan will be joining Ryan Murphy to help decide who makes up the final three. No more kidding around; Glee is officially bringing in the big guns!
By a strange coincidence, Alex is assigned the gospel standard “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” which was actually performed at his own father’s funeral. But he still nails it, with Ryan telling Ian that Alex is the contestant with the best voice.
Next is Damian’s spunky performance of “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” which we loved — although we pitied that poor mic stand, which felt the wrath of Damian’s swan kick. Ryan refers to Damian as “Mr. Personality” but says he’s not as strong vocally as the others.
Lindsay dazzles on “Defying Gravity” and then promises to be more personable. (We’re thinking she has about as much chance of doing that as we do of discovering cold fusion, but that’s just us.)
And Samuel manages to pull off “My Funny Valentine” despite never having heard it before (say what?), but the judges still want him to be more vulnerable and authentic. Picky, picky.
Then it’s time for the second big twist of the night. As the contestants brace themselves to find out who has made the final three, they discover that… there is no final three. All four are safe until next week’s finale, when only one will be given the role on Glee. Thanks for making us wait, Ryan Murphy!
So there’s only one episode left of our favorite show of the summer. We hate to say it, but we’re guessing that Lindsay will win it all (even though we’re hoping we’re wrong!). But only time will tell. In the meantime, we’re just going to sulk about the fact that even the grammar school kids on this show are way more talented than we are! That is so not fair!
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