Think you know Aylin Bayramoglu after watching her on The Glee Project all season? Not so fast, says Glee choreographer and TGP mentor Zach Woodlee.
Dramatic editing, mainly for the sake of creating a more interesting storyline, is one of reality TV’s most talked about M.O.s, and Zach tells The Huffington Post that Aylin is actually more everygirl than her TV persona may appear.
He’s watched each of her last chance performances, so he’s witnessed Aylin’s ability to perform live firsthand. “Sometimes television eats the life out of a live performance, but Aylin has a way to pierce through you. She's so accessible. On the show, they really haven't painted her as accessible as she really is. When she sings, she will get into your soul, and it's amazing.”
Now that Aylin has made it to next week’s Glee Project Season 2 finale, Zach thinks she has a shot of winning the whole competition!
“When you're around her, there's a spark. She was my pick during callbacks. I knew that she was a star. There's something about her that makes you go, "Oh my gosh. You're incredible!" You just gravitate toward her.”
Okay, well, in real life Zach already knows who was crowned the winner of The Glee Project, so he is playing coy by talking in hypotheticals about the remaining three contenders. Blake Jenner he calls “fascinating to watch” and “a definite frontrunner,” while marveling how Ali Stroker is “a professional” and “knows how to make everything work in her favor.”
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