Tonight’s Glee Project is all about romance, as the remaining six contenders are out to prove who can have the most convincing on-screen chemistry in their music video performance of Rihanna's "We Found Love."
However, the top six Shanna Henderson, Aylin Bayramoglu, Ali Stroker, Blake Jenner, Michael Weisman and Lily Mae Harrington aren’t the only ones who’ve been singing the Rihanna hit — and Glee Season 3 standout — as of late.
Eliminated contenders Nellie Veitenheimer and Dani Shay filmed their own version of the song while chillin’ in a hotel room last week after a Glee Project press event.
In terms of production value, a hotel room vid can’t compare to the professional-quality music videos we get on The Glee Project each week. Still, Nellie’s unique voice is just as stunning and beautiful as ever. It doesn’t require all those cool authentic McKinley High School sets in the background for us to see that.
Of course, the real TGP music video is nothing to be overlooked. Fans are already getting excited about Shanna and Aylin’s performance, quickly dubbing them “Shaylin,” while the mentors can’t stop talking about how pleased they are by Michael and Lily’s unexpected chemistry during Oxygen’s sneak peek clips. As for Blake and Ali, those two are pretty much just too adorable for words.
It’s a great music video, but we’re still not convinced that it’s one of our favorites from the show this season. Is anybody else having a hard time trying to shake the feeling that there’s just something missing?
Take a listen to both covers. Between Dani and Nellie or Blake, Michael, Shaylin and Co., whose version of the song do you ultimately enjoy the most?