'Glee Project' Auditions for Season 2 Begin in November!Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Oxygen revealed Monday (September 26) that it will begin holding auditions for Season 2 of "The Glee Project." Though the reality show has yet to be officially renewed for a second season, the network will begin hold open casting calls in Chicago, New York and Nashville this November. Exact dates, locations and times will be announced soon.
Aspiring actors, singers and dancers over the age of 18 who can pull off portraying a high school student on "Glee" can also try out for the show online at thegleeprojectcasting.com. All of the submission videos are available for viewing on the casting website, with the top rated and most viewed auditions listed on the homepage.
The list of audition songs include:
“Ordinary People” by John Legend
“The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga
“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
“Drops of Jupiter” by Train
“Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
“This Kiss” by Faith Hill
“Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara from the movie “Fame.”
The show's return hinges on whether FOX decides to renew "Glee" for a fourth season. The once-dominant series premiered last week to a ratings drop of 20% from last season's opener.
The first season winners of "The Glee Project," Damian McGlinty and Samuel Larson, beat out 10 other competitors to win a seven-episode guest starring role during Season 3 of the musical series. McGlinty will make his first appearance on November 1 as Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan, while Larson will join the show later in the season. The other top four finalists, Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell, also scored two-episode arcs.
McGlinty's character, who will be staying with Brittany (Heather Morris), will face some resistance from both Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) upon his arrival, according to TV Guide. Kurt will feel threatened by the Irishman's falsetto, while Santana quickly becomes jealous of his infatuation with Brittany.
Season one of "The Glee Project" averaged 1.1 million viewers an episode airing on Oxygen. The official prize for the new season of the reality series has yet to be announced. Production on Season 4 of "Glee" is slated to begin in January 2012.