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Next up on Glee, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) get their long-awaited chance to audition for a coveted spot at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts.

Impressing the NYADA judge is key, since their hope of making it out of Ohio and one step closer to Broadway rests solely in her hands. Gulp. No pressure, or anything!

We first told you back in March that the role of NYADA professor and “theatrical grande dame” Carmen Tibideaux would be played by none other than Whoopi Goldberg — and now FOX has released two brand new photos of the beloved comedian in action.

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In these photos from May 1’s Season 3, Episode 18: “Choke,” Whoopi’s Carmen is seen hard at work judging either Rachel or Kurt’s crucial audition. Little is known about Kurt’s performance so far, but if the promo for this week’s episode, it seems pretty apparent that Rachel’s audition doesn’t go so well!

So, will Carmen really squash Rachel’s dreams of ever getting into NYADA? There has to be some sort of alternative, right? It just seems hard to fathom that she won’t actually get in...

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