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And then there were... 13.

Season 2 of The Glee Project kicked off with a bang on June 5, introducing us to 14 hopefuls who wanted nothing more than to win that coveted role on Glee. Each of them had talent, but this is a competition show — and at the end of the night, somebody needs to go home.

When casting director Robert Ulrich announced the callbacks list, three contestants found themselves facing elimination and having to sing for their survival: sassy-but-sweet Aylin, country crooner Maxfield, and Tyler: the Glee Project’s first-ever transgender contestant.

Each hopeful gave their best performance, but in the end, it was Tennessee charmer Maxfield who ultimately got sent home. 

Honestly, we’re a bit upset to see Max get sent home so soon. Yes, we realize he lacks experience and training, but the man can sing. Not only did we love his smooth, deep voice — but Glee just hasn’t really done much country music in the past, and we loved the unique edge he brought to the table during the various group songs.

But let’s be real about why we're actually most upset: Maxfield is really, really attractive. And people that beautiful should not get kicked off TV shows so soon. It’s just depressing.

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