Hype is already beginning to swirl around Damian McGinty, the cute 18-year-old Irishman on Oxygen’s The Glee Project, and we’re swept up in the storm! Since Damian is rapidly emerging as a fan favorite from the show, we figured there are 10 things you need to know about the young man before you tune in to watch The Glee Project premiere on Sunday, June 12.

Credit: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media Photo: Meet Damian McGinty, a Contestant on The Glee Project

1. He’s from Derry City, North Ireland.

2. He’s been a member of the well-known male soloist group, Celtic Thunder, since he was 14.

3. He recorded a solo album at the age of 13. The album sold a thousand copies. (Not bad!)

4. He loves chocolate chips.

5. He loves Coldplay.

6. He enjoys playing soccer.

7. He’s already performed at the White House and Radio City.

8. He’s never eaten a banana.

9. He still shares a room with his brother!

10. He adores the Harry Potter books.

Damian was quoted as saying,  “I live my life by having an absolute burning ambition to share my passion of music with the whole world.” Well, being on Glee would be a good start!

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