The Glee Project (2011) s02e00 Episode Script

The Final 14

1 So there's a show called Glee.
Ever heard of it? Well, some people think it's pretty good.
- glee - glee I love Glee! It's won Emmys, Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards, GLAAD, SAG, TCA.
It's a massive hit and has launched some major careers like Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and Darren Criss.
But with some of their superstar cast graduating, the New Directions need new blood.
So co-creator and writer of Glee, Ryan Murphy, invented The Glee Project.
It's basically a show to help cast his other show.
Not that show.
Glee project, whoo! He decided to open up the casting process to OhThe entire world.
Turns out there's a lot of talent out there.
Anyway, The Glee Project is like a singing, dancing, acting, sleepaway camp complete with singing, dancing and acting.
I'm having the best time of my life, you know what? People get eliminated, there's a callback list, and the coolest part is they're mentored by the team that does Glee.
Casting director Robert Ulrich - I think you're great.
- Choreographer Zach Woodlee If you're the type that loves to bounce and like, "wee!" Then "wee.
" - Vocal producer Nikki Anders - You were, like, 100% you.
And of course, Ryan Murphy.
You ready to get into it? The grand prize is a multiple-episode guest-starring role on Glee.
Last year, there were two winners.
And two others also won guest appearances.
Things went so well, Ryan decided to do it all over again.
And that's all you need to know so far on The Glee Project subsway.
org When season one ended, we immediately began casting for season two.
There's open calls, there's online submissions, there's in-office auditions.
Ultimately, I have 12 spots to fill, so it's gonna be tough.
It isn't just about being the best singer, or the best actor, or the best dancer.
It's about being able to do all three.
But first and foremost, it's about being you.
I am ready to work, 'cause I'm fierce.
And being so distinct and on fire that Ryan can be inspired to write a character about you.
Oh, he's cool.
I'm yours I'm looking for all types of people, all types of voices, all types of looks, all types of characters.
we'll open up your mind and see like me open up He's very, very good.
Definitely yeah.
I want to investigate him later.
He's cool.
The online submissions are providing me with so much incredible talent and diversity.
well you done done me and you bet I felt it and I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted I fell right through the cracks and now I'm trying to get back Well, he just has superstar quality.
- He does.
- I mean, he's just a star.
The online submissions were great.
I know we're totally covered there.
And now we have the open calls, and we've decided to go to more cities.
And I'm sure we're gonna find some amazing talent.
So we're gonna go to Chicago, Nashville and New York.
I love Glee.
Glee is about giving everybody a chance.
And what better way than having people from all across the nation come to these open calls? Glee Project season two! I drove 11 hours here.
This is, like, the biggest dream of my life.
I want this so bad.
These open calls are so crazy 'cause kids wait all night long to audition.
And this is the moment.
This is it.
They have a few minutes to make an impression that could change their lives.
- Hello.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Oh, careful! You all right? This is it.
This is, like, make it or break it.
It's kind of like a life-altering moment.
I need your love I need your love Well, you sound great.
- So, Dale.
- Yes? - Are you nervous? - Um, yes.
oh so I won't hesitate no more - no more it cannot wait - I'm yours - You sound really pretty.
- Thank you very much.
- My favorite part about the open calls Is you never know what's coming through the door next.
- I know it hurts but this is real love I hate to break it to you but I'm being real, love I hang up, you call, we rise and we fall we feel like just walking away - That was great.
You're great.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
Just everything about her is incredibly cool.
- Yeah.
- All these kids want to be on The glee project so much.
I thought it'd be really great to bring along Sam, damian, and alex, who were past contenders To not only represent the glee project, But to serve as kind of an inspiration To the kids auditioning.
- maybe we'll grow we never know, baby you and I are just ordinary people - I'm a fan of you already.
- Thank you.
- love, love, love, love, love - And the fact that you just came in And just let it all out, that's good.
- I'm from ireland.
Well, my parents are from ireland.
- Well, you have a yes from me.
[laughing] - You never know what you're gonna get at an open call.
Some days, you have a lot of talent, Some days, you have not quite as much.
I tell people over and over r= be themselves.
It really is the mantra of glee.
But some people took it a little far.
- right now he's probably slow dancing with a bleached-blonde tramp and she's probably getting frisky right now he's probably buying her some fruity little drink 'cause she can't shoot whiskey - Is it healthy to be singing When you just had your nose done? I mean, I can't imagine.
The doctor would say it's probably not the best.
[laughing] Luckily, every once in a while, somebody comes in Who is spectacular.
- I got a reason that you're who should take me home tonight Well, I really want to get on glee because I feel like I can really help tell some important stories.
I feel like that went really well.
- are you still mine? - I am having the best time in these open calls Because the people are so glee.
- baby, you and I People would always come up and say, "wow, I never thought a person in a wheelchair Could sing like that.
" Why should a person with a disability Not have that same opportunity to follow their dreams And follow their passions as anyone else? - Hi.
- Hi.
- Tyler.
- Tyler, what do you think is the biggest obstacle At you've faced yet? - Well, I am transgender.
I was born female.
- Mm-hmm.
- I started testosterone five months ago.
- Oh, so--oh, I see.
- Yeah.
- So you were born a female And so your voice obviously is different.
- Yeah, I'm like a 14-year-old boy.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
you made your mistakes and we both still got room left to grow - Well, you--you're great.
- Thank you.
- There was a lot of talent the open calls, But there were some people who were really superstars.
- oh, baby be strong for me baby, belong to me - we're just ordinary people - we don't know which way to go which way to go - maybe next time he'll think before he cheats - That was great.
- Thank you.
- You have a great voice.
- Thank you.
- With all the talent I've seen from the open calls, I'm really getting nervous because I only have 80 spots for the l.
My team and I are gonna go back to los angeles, And we're gonna sit down and try to figure out How we're gonna narrow it down to 80, Which sounds almost impossible.
So we've got to narrow this down.
We have those people there so far, And I think those are all great.
Now that I'm back, my work really begins.
I have to watch every tape again, I have to go back To the online submissions, the open calls.
I'm dealing with so many people from nashville, So many people from new york, and so many people from chicago.
I think definitely max camp.
Max is the country singer.
He's appealing.
- And we haven't had country on the show yet.
- Exactly.
- Which is a good thing.
- Which ryan wants.
- Yes.
- headed out on the town on a Saturday night - I mean, for sure, mario.
I mean, amazing.
- Glee has had a person with asperger's syndrome, A person in a wheelchair, So where's the blind guy? You're looking at the cute blind guy.
- We should go for eric sequeira.
- I'm lying to my friends so they might be there in the end but I'll be long gone - I like this kid, this abraham lim.
- I know I misbehaved and you made your mistakes - This may be my favorite person.
- well, you done, done me and you bet that I felt it I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted I fell right through the cracks - The challenge is not only finding The most talented performer, It's about finding someone who ryan can be inspired To write for.
That is the 80.
Let's phone this list in and be done And get these people to l.
[bell rings] Out of thousands and thousands and thousands of applicants, It's down to this small group.
- If I get into the top 30, I get to perform For ryan murphy, and that's what I came here to do.
- I will do everything in my power to get there.
+ - After seeing all the talent online And in the open calls, We've flown in the top 80 performers To los angeles for the callbacks.
- I am so excited to be here.
I'm, like, bursting.
- I can't believe that I'4here right now honestly.
It's just really exciting.
- Hey.
- What's up, man? - Hey.
- I'm blake.
- Good to meet you.
I had no idea that There were these talented people out there And I'd be here competing against them.
[cheers and applause] - Okay, that's good, good, good.
I am so excited, and I'm sure you are too.
Out of thousands and thousands And thousands of applicants, It's down to this small group, So you should all feel really, really special.
It's pretty amazing.
- I'm just very proud that I even made it this far Because I've never auditioned for anything.
This will be a really, like, big leap for me.
- The goal for you The next couple of days is to be yourself.
Once we narrow the pool down To 15 boys and 15 girls, Then you will sing for ryan murphy and all of us.
- If I get into the top 30, I get to perform for ryan murphy, And that's what I came here to do.
My goal is to just show him What I've got and let him know who I am.
- I think the thing that makes this show So different from other shows Is that we are looking for someone who knows who they are, So that ryan murphy can look at them and say, "I'm gonna write a character for you.
" So it's just relax and have fun.
- Everyone says this all the time, But I'm not here to make friends.
I'm here to compete and win.
And that's what I'm gonna do.
- I'm really proud of you all, soTalk to you soon! [cheers and applause] I'm so thankful to have zach, nikki, and brad with me At the final callbacks.
These kids are so lucky to be working With these incredibly talented professionals.
[screaming] - I'm back! [laughs] - I'm so excited.
I feel like my job is to listen to their performance, And you know, give them confidence.
- After rehearsals, all 80 kids will sing for us.
And we have to select 30 who will then move on To an audition for ryan.
- We don't have a lot of time, so let's start this.
Face this way.
Just try and get, like, A little bit of yourself into it.
These choreography sessions At the callbacks is my first chance to see What it's gonna be like to work With these contenders.
So do like a-- [vocalizing] I mean the facts are we're only gonna send 30 of these contenders To see ryan, so I have to make sure that It's a group that I know we can end up working with In the big scheme of things.
Can we do that or move on? Actually, I saw some of you.
We should do that again.
[laughing] - Zach will tell you how it is.
- I can't move my body in this-- - Blame your parents.
I don't know.
- At the same time, while he's funny, He's gonna give you points to be better.
- A-one, a-three, a-five, a-seven, go.
Bada-bap, bap, bap.
- Being in a chair and auditioning for musicals, Sometimes people are really nervous about How they're gonna make choreography work For somebody in a chair.
- [vocalizing] that's genius.
Ali is amazing.
We work with a wheelchair on the scripted show, But then meeting ali and seeing her skills, I realized kevin mchale's gotta Work a little bit harder.
Good luck, good-bye.
I'll see you in a little bit.
- going into town but I've been too scared My name is matthew erwin, I'm 19 years old.
I think glee is an awesome-- just portrayal of high school And what it's really like and what kids are going through.
your autumn eyes have me falling like the leaves oh - The thing-- my concern with it is that I don't hear you very well over the piano, So use the soft pedal, maybe? - when I was young I never needed anyone I'm charlie lubeck.
I'm 22 years old.
I was diagnosed with severe adhd And a mild case of functional autism when I was a kid.
now those days are gone When I perform and when I am doing music, It's my mirror up to nature.
It's my way of processing everything that happens In everyday life.
- One thing I would say is make sure-- You did look up when you were performing, But a lot of times you just looked up, But your eyes would never come up.
That's a big thing, we want to see Your personality as much as we can.
- we're just ordinary people we don't know which way to go Making it to the top 80 has really been an honor.
I'm looking around, and I'm seeing All of these amazingly talented people.
And to think that I was invited to be a part of this, It's really great.
we'll take it slow - Wow.
- Now put your hands on my shoulders.
- Okay.
- So--wait, one at a time.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- So we're gonna go-- it's basically like this.
One of the most difficult challenges is going to be Working with our blind contenders.
I've never done that, so I don't know what to expect.
Try it by yourself.
[snaps fingers] boom, ba--so two.
Two to this side, two to that side.
- I know that glee and the glee project Is based off of the fact that-- Because even if you have a disability, You can still do something out there in the world.
You're not necessarily gonna be nothing.
You're gonna be something.
- Feel this.
- You'll be cool.
- So it's this fast.
You're going-- [vocalizing] You know how to do this.
You've done it already.
- [vocalizing] - Our two blind contenders arso brave and trusting And open to the process of, "sure.
Now I'm gonna dance.
" All that matters is that we try.
That's all that matters.
- That's right.
- So you'll be cool.
I think that that's something I wish everyone could practice in their life.
Really, really great.
- times have changed and we often rewound the clock This is gonna change my life Like nothing else will change my life.
I have a better voice than all of those girls.
And I think that's really what's gonna give me the edge.
anything goes - Your tone is just so pure and beautiful and strong.
You know what you're doing.
- I try.
- something about lonely nights the lipstick on your face I'm in this competition because I'm passionate about what I do, And I want to show the whole entire world That I can be that new character on glee.
oh you and I A lot of people are actually jealous of me, Especially in high school when you're all competing Against each other for a part.
It's--I kind of got the leads every year.
- That was really entertaining.
You had a whole different approach on the song Which I thought was really fun.
You did great.
I just really enjoyed it.
[blake shelton's god gave me you] - 'cause god gave me you for the ups and down and god gave me you - Are you crying? - [sniffles] I am feeling very emotional.
I put, like, a lifetime Into getting this kind of opportunity.
Glee is not about just singing.
It's about being a real person, having real problems, Being yourself, and being okay with that, And letting everybody else know that it's okay to be that way.
- You don't need to have, like, some, You know, four-octave range to be amazing.
I mean that-- your tone is special And what you put behind it is special.
You just want to carry that confidence The whole way through, and you're golden.
- Okay.
- Ready.
Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Kind of.
Who are you, white pants? - I'm nick, from whiteville, tennessee.
- Wide? - White.
- I'm, like, "damien?" what are you talking-- - My name is nick johnson.
I'm 18.
I'm a farmer.
- Whiteville? - I'm, like, driving the tractor, you know, Singing and, you know, most of the dancing is, and you know, So it's definitely different.
But you know, that's me.
- Ro from missouri, what can you do that's interesting? - I can--I can moonwalk, among other things.
I'm not mike chang or anything, but you know I can do-- - Oh, I got you, I got you.
Ooh, you got that face too.
[laughs] Oh, my god.
Nick, come on.
- That's okay.
[laughing] - Come on.
- I knew that was comin'! [laughter] - This is the last chance for them to impress us Before we have to narrow it down to 15 girls and 15 boys To audition for ryan.
Over the next two days, We will see all 80 contenders, And they will have one moment to shine.
- Hi.
- Hello.
- Hi.
- This is the biggest opportunity I've ever had in my entire life.
- This is my last shot to do the thing That I think I was born to do.
- I need the glee project because I want to do music and you know, be here.
I want to be here so bad.
[bell rings] - Now that we've seen everyone, We have to make a final decision As to who is gonna see ryan.
Does he sing better than-- - This one? - This guy? - No.
- Nope.
- And the first person called back is + - The callback auditions For the the glee project season two are going great.
- I like him.
- I like him a lot.
But we still have a lot of kids to hear.
And then we have to choose The 30 who will ultimately perform for ryan.
- Just go into it? - Yeah.
- All right.
Oh, my god, I'm so nervous.
This is it.
This is really it.
so I won't hesitate no more no more it cannot wait I'm yours - Just great.
- Loved it.
- Thank you.
- You have a great voice.
- Whew.
- Thank you so much for the opportunity.
- Welcome.
- Thank you.
- Bye-bye.
- I love him.
- I tried my best to feed her appetite to keep her coming every night so hard to keep her satisfied I need to make the glee project Because this is the first step for me.
the same, then turn around and leave again It's my first shot to see, You know, do I have what it takes To make it in this business? good-bye anymore no - Good job.
- Fun.
- well, you done, done me and you bet I felt it I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted I fell right through the cracks and now I'm trying to get back I love calculus.
It is really cool.
I'm kind of a math geek.
divine intervention I reckon it's again my turn It's such a challenge Balancing academics and my musical career.
I really pull myself in those two different directions.
this is our fate I'm yours - Very good, michael.
- Very nice.
- Thanks, guys.
- I think you're our youngest contender.
- I just turned 18 in November.
- Excellent, well, thank you so much, michael.
- Of course.
- You have a great quality.
- Thank you.
- I love it, I love your voice.
- It was great.
- Michael is not a polished performer yet, But he's charming and sweet, And I just want to take him home like a puppy.
He's--he's really kind of adorable, isn't he? - One of the things that ryan has said is that he wants young, To look like a freshman, and he wants a new finn.
- Variations on a finn.
- Yeah.
Variations on a finn.
- times have changed The thing that I like about glee is that They celebrate who you are.
You can take a character like mercedes Who is bigger, and she's beautiful.
Every character on the show is beautiful because Of who they are on the inside, not on the outside.
anything, anything, anything goes - Very nice.
- So you had gastric bypass surgery? - I did have gastric bypass surgery When I was 18 years old.
I've lost 183 pounds to date.
- Wow.
- 'cause it keeps going.
I've been through so much in my life And gone through so much that I'm just so proud of myself That I'm happy and I'm healthy, And I'm at the glee project audition and callbacks.
- her heart is breaking in front of me and I have no choice My name is brege von bleicken.
I'm 18 years old.
My sister's marissa von bleicken.
She was on the glee project one.
It's not that easy being related to her Because I just want to kind of be my own person, Not be in her shadow.
so I won't say good-bye anymore - [chuckles] - Thank you.
- Thank you.
She's really fun.
- She's completely different than marissa.
- it's been a long time since I came around it's been a long time but I'm back in town this time I'm not leaving without you Thank you.
- Thank you.
- So you ran away from home? - My parents hated the fact that I was bisexual, So when that got really intense, I ran away.
And I was about 16 and for the next 4 years, I was either on the streets or couch surfing, But I have my own place now And a great job, so.
I just want to show people that there-- As long as you keep focused and make the right decisions, That you can be more than what you came from.
- I love it.
- You have a great spirit.
- Thank you.
- You do.
You were fantastic.
- Wonderful.
That's great.
- Thanks, man.
This year's interesting.
There's a lot more diversity than we had last year.
- It was beautiful.
- And I pray that we all can find People that have the same magic that we had last year.
Hey, max.
- What's going on? - And what are you gonna sing? - I was gonna sing my original.
It's called fly away.
she's got tears following her pain flowing down to the river of shame can they see right through me? To have the opportunity to be on the glee project With another opportunity to be on glee, The thought of what--of where that could take you in life, I just feel blessed for the opportunity to come out here And share this experience with everyone else here.
way - So what was your motivation for trying out for this show? - I love singing, I love playing out, And doing all that.
And I always-- I'm dancing at work And they're like, "you need to figure out where you can Do this all the time.
" - All right, well, mr.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- been a long time but I'm back in town this time I'm not leaving without you - Very nice job.
How long ago was your injury? - A year and a half.
- Oh.
- May of 2010.
I was in college, and I was in a house fire.
It's definitely been a challenge, But it's been something that's also brought So much positivity.
Singing was something I kept hidden actually Before my injury, And since then, I've let it out, And like, it's kind of a new creative outlet.
I've just been really lucky, I think.
I find it to be a blessing.
- You did really well.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
- There's nobody that could be as inspirational For a show that's all about hope.
- True that.
- it's been a long time since I came around it's been a long time but I'm back in town well this time I'm not leaving without you I've been singing with a big band Since I was, like, 11 years old.
there's something something about this place My sister passed away when she was 17.
I was nine years old when she died.
She actually loved to sing as well.
She sang in the church choir, And she's kind of what got me into singing.
Um, and--ooh.
you you and I I know she would be rooting for me, And I know she would say, "go for it.
" I - Very good.
Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Have a good one, you guys.
- You too.
- Now that we've seen everyone, We have to make a final decision As to who's gonna see ryan.
It's gonna be very hard because I think we have So many very distinct, different kinds of people Who all are good in their own way.
- Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
Here's a good one.
- Here's a good one.
- Well Does he sing better than-- - This one? - This? No.
- No.
- Nope.
- Well, I'd have to go with tyler.
- Me too.
- [groans] My heart is so-- - oh, love.
- I think girls will like that more than that.
- I think that we have an incredible group to show ryan.
Unfortunately, now I've got to go break the news.
- I think it's the right decision.
We've now chosen the boys and girls Who will be singing for ryan.
- Winning the glee project would change my life.
- This is the hardest thing for me, And I wanted to be able to tell you personally How incredible I think you are And to let you know that just making it this far is huge.
- I'm super nervous, but at the same time I'm excited.
So I don't know.
We'll have to see how it goes.
- The first person called back is [bell rings] - Y'all like her more than her? - I really think that's who this is.
- I would say we should do these.
- Are we making a grave mistake? + As long as you have talent.
So I did see some pretty crazy people Comehrough those doors.
- I'm on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment with you I'm on the edge with you - [laughs] that is--that is incredible.
- [laughs] I sing when I draw, and I sing in the shower.
I figured that you wouldn't want me to shower in front of you.
- No, that I wouldn't.
But I do-- [laughs] + - There were so many ridiculous things That happened at the open calls.
Glee's pretty open to all kinds of people - It took months and months to find the 80 contenders.
And now after spending the last two days with them, We have finally narrowed it down To 30 people to see ryan.
- It's getting serious now.
It's not just a dream anymore.
It's something I can actually touch.
- I quit my job for this opportunity, So everything is riding on this.
- And the first person called back is.
Ali stroker.
The next person called back is Tyler ford.
The next person on the callback list is Blake jenner.
Janeen brown.
Keith lutz.
Lindsay lee.
Eric sequeira.
- Whoo.
- I'm really worried that I'm just not gonna be good enough.
- The next person called back is Charlie lubeck.
Michael weisman.
Dani shay.
Joel rodriguez.
Hannah deflumeri.
Parissa koo.
Nicholas johnson.
Aylin bayramoglu.
Abraham lim.
Amber ardolino.
Tyler stevenson.
Lily mae harrington.
- This is gonna change my life like nothing else Will change my life.
This is for me.
- There are three names left On the callback list.
Maxfield camp.
Vellie veitenheimer.
So the final callback is Mario arnauz bonds.
[cheers and applause] - I'm really excited because It's really hard for blind entertainers.
I just feel like I'm so close.
- I really think you are all amazing, amazing talents.
I'm really proud of you all, and you should be Really, really proud of yourselves.
Ryan's made the decision to come To the final callbacks this year.
We've made our decision on the 15 boys and the 15 girls.
This is their last chance.
If they don't impress ryan, it's all over.
- These are the 30 out of thousands That we've narrowed it down to, And I think they're a really incredible, Interesting, unique group.
- Great.
So we basically have 12 slots? - Yes.
- 12 is hard.
- How you all doing? - Hello, gorgeous people and [high-pitched] ryan murphy.
- What is up, mr.
Abraham? Knowing how to set the stage.
- Huh? Knowing how to set the stage? [laughter] Wait, is that like calling me-- - it's like a-- No, it means you came in and you said hello.
You set the stage.
- Oh.
To make it this far and to become so invested in it, To think about not making it is just-- It's frightening.
I was so high I did not recognize the fire burning in her eyes the chaos that controlled my mind A lot of these people have gotten vocal training, And a lot of them have been in school musicals.
I didn't come from that background, But I think I could hold a note okay.
oh this love has taken its toll on me she said good-bye I think more than just singing, I have this ability to, like, tap into emotion.
I think I'm just really fun to watch.
That sounded so bitchy.
Bye, guys.
Thank you so much.
- Bye, thank you.
- I do think he sings well, And I think he also photographs really well.
Really, really, handsome.
- That's important.
- Yeah, he's got a really good look.
We don't have anybody who can sort of sing that Sort of adam levine stuff like him.
- Hi.
- From the moment the auditions started, Ryan seemed to be having such a good time.
He was very impressed with the talent.
It was so diverse, so authentic, So many different kinds of voices.
- no, I don't even know your name it doesn't matter I kissed a girl and I liked it the taste of her cherry chap stick - Very good.
And you would like to be a turkish girl Who grew up in america.
- Well, I technically am already a turkish girl.
Highly turkish.
- Your family's very devout muslims, aren't they? - Yeah, I'm not even allowed to use tampons Because my mom thinks it "takes away your virginity.
" She doesn't know that I've kissed a guy before.
- She will now.
- I know.
- You're very, very talented.
Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- I like her.
I think that that's a great character to have on the show.
- Mm-hmm, I do too.
- She had me at "tampon.
" what can I say? [laughter] - oh, gosh.
- 'sup, guys? - Hey, blake.
- Hey, blake.
- How you doing? It's very intimidating.
I try not to focus on the fact That they're judging me.
I try to focus on the fact that you know, Whatever's meant to happen is gonna happen, And I'm just here to give it my all.
now that she's back in the atmosphere with drops of jupiter in her hair If I were to be on glee, My dream role would be the comedic character, But you know, like, you know, once he, like, Is faced with certain situations and stuff, He has to, you know, buckle down and get serious.
But maybe like the comedian guy.
- You're a parrot salesman? - Oh, yeah.
- Really? - I don't walk up to doors and I'm like, "hey, buy a parrot.
" I work at this, like, parrot shop.
I help people, you know, choose parrots.
- Parrots live forever, don't they? - Oh, yeah.
- Don't they live to, like, be 80? - Oh, yeah.
And as they get older, they get meaner.
- I want you to get him a parrot.
- I already have a parrot.
- Oh.
[laughter] - You were great.
Thank you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thanks, blake.
- All right, guys.
Have a good one.
- Good, good, good.
- We only have a few auditions left for ryan, But there's still some incredible people For him to see.
- Hi.
- Hey.
- I'm charlie lubeck, and this is all by myself.
when I was young I never needed anyone and making love it was just for fun - Stop.
You're in.
You're great.
- [laughs] - [coughs] - You're really talented.
I love everything about you.
You're really interesting to me.
- Run, charlie.
- Thanks.
- Thank you.
- Oh, yeah.
Actually? All right.
Thank you! - Okay, well, let's mark, 'cause he's definitely in.
He's my first definite for sure.
- Hey, hey.
- Hi.
- What are you singing? - I'm singing before he cheats by carrie underwood.
- Okay, hit it.
- right now he's probably dabbing on $3 worth of that bathroom polo oh he don't know oh When I was an infant, my mother Became involved with the drug life, So my grandparents kept me completely away from her.
leather seats I took a louisville slugger to both headlights That kind of stuff when you're in A small school in a small setting, It just follows you.
And you just have to overcome it.
before he cheats - Very nice.
So you were called a crack baby.
Why is that? - My mother-- she ended up doing drugs.
When I was about six weeks old, she started that lifestyle.
- You talk to her? - Not recently just because I'm trying to be In a really positive state in my mind.
And I just can't have her in my life right now.
- I'm interested in you.
I want-- Like, I root for you, like, I want you to do well.
So thank you.
You sing great.
- Thank you.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- She has a spark.
- She is so great.
I think a lot of kids would relate to her.
- Yeah.
- Her story, I really do.
- Me too.
- I mean, I related to it.
- Hello.
- Hi.
- I'm nick johnson.
I'm from whiteville, tennessee.
god gave me you for the ups and downs god gave me you for the days of doubts - Very nice.
I love that you would like To watch glee more, but you're in the fields.
How the hell did you hear about this show? - That's what I said.
Why did you come on this? - You're charming.
Thank you very much.
You're great.
- All right, thank you.
- Thank you.
- when I was young I never needed anyone My mother died of a brain aneurysm When I was five months old.
There are nine of us.
My grandmother took over the nine of us.
all by myself My grandmother always contended that, "that boy ain't dumb, he just blind.
He has a good brain.
" And I'm thankful for that.
oh - Very nice.
How old were you when you learned to play the piano? - I started to learn the piano when I was five years old.
And then when I was 13 years old, I applied to get into a performing arts high school, So you know, I had four years of classical training there.
And the rest is history.
- Thank you, sir.
- Thank you.
- Bye.
He's very, very special.
- Now that we've seen everyone, We have given ryan a wonderful group to choose from.
- I thought she was a great singer.
- And she's pretty.
- She's a maybe.
- And it's now gonna be interesting to see Who he chooses for the top 12.
- No.
- What? Wait, what's happening? - [laughs] - She's incredible.
- I think we need a big singer in the competition.
- Robert is right.
Put her "maybe.
" She is in my "yes.
" I'm really interested in him.
Definitely yes.
What do we think of him? He's a "no" then.
- Do y'all like her more than her? - I really think that's who this is.
- I would say we should do these.
- Are we making a grave mistake? We have seven girls and how many boys? - Nine.
- He is a yes.
I don't like him that much.
I'm giving you her, okay? + - How many do we have now? 14? - That's hard.
- Ryan is so excited by this talent, He ultimately chose 14 instead of 12.
- One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
I think we have a great group of people.
Doesn't that kind of look like a glee club right there? - Now that ryan has made his decision, I get to give the great news to the 14 new cast members Of glee project season two.
Abraham? - Hi.
- Hi, how are you doing? - I'm dying.
How are you? - Are you nervous? - A little bit, yeah.
- These are hard phone calls because There were so many extraordinary people this year.
But obviously I'm saying no to more people today Than I'm saying yes to, which is just horrifying.
I want you to know, coming away from this, That I still really believe in you, And I think you're really, really, special.
Making it this far has been such a big, big deal.
The calls are--some are good, some are bad.
And for you, it's good.
You're on the glee project.
- [screams] - What? Wait, no way! No way! - Pardon me.
Yes! Whoo hoo hoo hoo! - [screams] oh, my god! - You totally sold me! - Shut up! Oh, my god! [screams] [screaming] - Oh, my god.
- Are you serious? - Oh, my gosh.
- Are you serious? - Oh, my god.
You started out so depressing! - You had me going.
You had me going.
- Why did you do that to me, robert? - That was amazing.
Robert, you should have gotten, like, an oscar for that.
Dude, thank you.
Oh, my gosh.
- So it's official.
Lily, mario, dani, charlie, Ali, michael, tyler, Aylin, blake, taryn, shanna, Maxfield, nellie, and abraham Are about to compete on - the glee project - And cue playback please.
[beeping] [lady gaga's the edge of glory] - another shot before we kiss the other side tonight yeah baby tonight yeah baby - I'm on the edge of something final we call life tonight - all right all right - Put on your shades, 'cause I'll be dancing in the flames tonight yeah baby tonight yeah baby - it isn't hell if everybody knows my name tonight - all right - all right - it's hard to feel the rush to brush the dangerous - I'm gonna run right to to the edge with you where we can both fall far in love - I'm on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment of truth - out on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment with you - I'm on the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge - I'm on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment with you I'm on the edge - I'm on the edge of glory - and I'm hanging on a moment of truth - I'm on the edge of glory - and I'm hanging on a moment with you - I'm on the edge, the edge, the edge the edge, the edge, the edge, the edge - I'm on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment with you - I'm on the edge with you with you, with you, with you, with you I'm hanging on a moment with you I'm on the edge with you with you, with you, with you, with you I'm hanging on a moment with you I'm on the edge with you with you, with you, with you, with you, with you I'm on the edge with you robert; i think we need a biger choir room.
- yes; we do.