Look, we know it’s hard, but everyone needs to just put down those pitchforks and breathe for a second. Seriously. We know it’s rough that Nellie Veitenheimer was sent home on The Glee Project tonight. With a crazy cool voice unlike anything we’ve heard on Glee, plenty of fans were hoping that Nellie might win the entire competition.
However, it seems that Nellie and Glee just were not meant to be. The 19-year-old from Tacoma, Washington, got eliminated at the end of Season 2, Episode 7: "Theatricality" — mainly due to the mentor’s lingering critique that she just didn’t seem to have the confidence to stand out from the crowd and give a sexy and out-there performance.
She gave a powerful and moving last chance performance, but Nellie just wasn’t able to convince the mentors that she was truly passionate about staying in the competition and winning a role on Glee.
Alongside Nellie in the bottom three this week were Abraham Lim and Lily Mae Harrington. Abraham struggled in the competition after he got tripped up when a comment about how “androgynous” he is brought back hurtful memories of childhood bullying. Lily’s spot in the bottom came because she failed to embody the personality and character of her rock star, Cyndi Lauper, during this week’s video shoot.
In the end, the mentors decided that Nellie just hadn’t been able to apply their advice the way they would like, and she was sent home. Do you agree with the choice, or do wish she could have stayed around longer?