Monday, July 30, 2012

TGP 2x08: Tenacity

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It's once again that time of the week where we look back on the latest episode of The Glee Project. I know it's important for everyone to be watching the Olympics but I'm sure you need a small break and why not read this recap during that break? Walk with me…

So here is what happened last week on TGP! Everyone was like "we have to put forth out best efforts!" and I'm just like shouldn't you have been doing that from the beginning? Then Ol Robert makes his way in and announces to the group that the theme this week will be Tenacity. Do you think they were excited about the theme? Yep, as usual, they were. Ali especially was because she's had to be tenacious all her life with her handicap. The song that they have to sing is Survivor by Destiny's Child and the person that they have to perform it in front of is….Amber Riley! As we all know, she took part in singing this song on the show and she's just amazing in general so they are all nervous to sing it for her. The group performs it and I thought it was a pretty good performance. Stand out people in it were Aylin (her voice is always good) and Ali (going down those steps in her wheelchair was baller). After the performance, Amber give some critiques to people and praises others, the usual. The winner came down to Aylin and Ali and it ended up being Ali! WOOO! Two weeks in a row suckassss! After that Robert tells the group that they will be singing Eye of The Tiger by Survivor for their video performance but the video will be shot in one take. Whaaaaaaat...!

Now we go over to the studio with Nikki. Abraham starts off pretty terrible not so good by blowing some notes and Nikki is making her usual "WTF was that" face. Which I love, by the way, because I'm just like Nikki they can see you looking disgusted. Shanna is perfect as usual in the booth and Nikki basically fangirls over how amazing she is to work with. Same goes for Blake, he came in with a fun attitude and did a great job! But then…HORROR! They all have to come into the studio at once and record the chorus. Just..never…again. I thought they sounded like…well, a nightmare. Lily's booming voice was basically assassinating everyone else's and Aylin called her on singing too loud. Apparently this is something that Lily is very sensitive about and was really mad at Aylin which then sparks that awkward silent hatred between the two once more. #TeamAylin

There once again wasn't a friggin' dance rehearsal portion which angers me because I love Zach Woodlee in a fierce way. So everyone just shows up to the shoot and it is a hot damn mess. I'm not saying this wouldn't be hard because it definitely would be. And they also have to basically work out while doing this video. So while I complain about them a lot, I'm quite impressed that they were eventually able to pull it off. Certainly impressed that Aylin didn't once knock over a hurdle when she was jumping them or punch Lily in the face for just being her. The people that have the most trouble during this shoot would be the one's that are doing the jump rope station (Aylin, Lily, Michael and Abraham) and Ali, towards the end of the shoot. Abraham falls victim to a sprained ankle during the shoot and it just throws him off for the rest of the time slash while he did hurt it, they are not sure how bad. A lot of people seem to believe that he's playing up his injury quite a bit. Sad days. Ali is the last person and main focus at the end of the video due to the fact that she won the homework assignment. Her task at the end is to throw a basketball up and backwards over her head and have it go in. I mean…this is basically just luck unless you're me Michael Jordan. She misses a bunch of times but just keeps trying and pushing through. Finally, she suggests that they lift her up in the chair and then she like lay-up slash dunks it. That is what they do and we finally have a wrap. Check that video out right here:

Good. Times. Except those shenanigans Lily is pulling. Literally makes me want to curl up and crying because it's so horrific

So now it's where we see who blew it who has to go and face Ry Ry. Well, it's definitely not Ali. She had an amazing week and was basically the definition of tenacious and is first on the callback list again. Eventually, we find out that Lily, Abraham and Michael will be in the bottom three to perform for the mentors…or judges. Whatever you wanna call them. Michael is up first and he sings Brick by Bens Fold Five. I thought he sounded really good singing this song but Michael kind of bores me to death so I mean, it is what it is. The judges seemed to like him good enough though. Then Abraham performed Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror and that is a pretty hard song but I think that he did a good job. I loved his shoes and though he had a good energy up there. Now Lily sang I'm The Greatest Star from Funny Girl and I'm sure she did wonderful because she can sing but I definitely fast forwarded through it because I just can't with her. I did see that she made Ry Ry crack a smile though so…whatever. The decisions are getting harder and harder to make when it comes to sending people home and Abraham apparently feels like he needs to come back out on the stage and tell them that he is NOT leaving. I'm not joking, he literally walked back out there and was like I'm not going home until Ryan writes a part for him on Glee. It was horrifying. And then everyone was like this:


I think Ryan was in shock because he was like "Uh okay. Well I thought you were coming back out here to sing again because you recognized that you didn't do that great of a job" and that they are taking everything into consideration and to GTFO drop the diva act because he just cannot be bothered by it. He definitely likes Abraham and could write for him but he doesn't think that Abe is confident enough in who he is at this moment.

So, then the callback list is posted and everyone drags their feet to see who is leaving. Aaaand once again, I was robbed a favorite contestant because Abraham went home. It's only a matter of time Lily…just know that. #emptythreats

And that's another week down for TGP! Tonight they are tackling the theme of "Romanticality" and Darren Criss is the host so the camera will probably be on him the whole time, he'll win the homework assignment and be first on the callback list that should be fun. Here is the video that they do for tonight's episode and I can't even discuss it right now. Next week though haha, week.


And with that...feel free to holla at us on Twitter (@TroutyMouthBlog) about this recap, anything Glee related or just to chat! Chatting is our favorite.

Whitney & Bonnie

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist - Meet the New Glee Cast Members

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This week we've got some very interesting news from the world Glee. There are two new stars joining the family in Season 4! Who are they, what are they doing, and why are they there?! We'll fill you in on everything we know about Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist.

Meet Dean Geyer. Here's what we know about Dean's character, Brody Weston.
  • He's going to play an upperclassman at NYADA.
  • Brody's been on Broadway before.
  • He's likely going to be a love interest for Rachel... or at least add an extra dimension, creating a Finchelston triangle.

What do we know about the man himself? Here's a little background for ya!
  • He's only been acting for five years.
  • He performed three songs during his audition, and was brought back to do a scene with Lea Michele, so they could size up their chemistry.
  • He's Australian. (Ooh La La!)
  • He was on Australian Idol.
  • His most recent big break, aside from Glee was Terra Nova.

Meet Jacob Artist. We'll tell you all we know about Jacob's character, Jake Puckerman. Yep, you heard right... a Puckerman, as in Noah Puckerman's brother...
  • Welp, we already told you, his character is the little broseph, well, half-broseph, of the Am-badass-ador, himself.
  • Apparently, like his brother, he has a little bit of a tude, too!

As for the actor himself, he seems like he has a much better attitude than his character is supposed to have. Here's what we know about him:
  • He's played in ABC Family's Melissa and Joey.
  • He sang The Fray's Never Say Never and Elton John's Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.
  • He wants to see what Glee will do with his hair. I'd love to see him rock the traditional Puckerman mowhawk!

So what do you think Gleeks?! Ready to see the newest faces walk the halls of McKinley... and NYADA? (Boy it's weird having to talk college now, but we're oh so glad we do!) Hit us up with your thoughts in the comments below, or on twitter at @TroutyMouthBlog!

-Bonnie & Whitney

Another Glee Project Short Story (Eps 6 & 7)

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Hiiiii everyone..I'm back and ready to bring you back up to speed on that little thing we like to call The Glee Project. We were a bit busy over the past couple of weeks so we didn't' have time to update with TGP news until right now. So it'll be another short story covering the past two episodes. Let's do this.

Episode 206: Fearlessness
It all begins as usual and Robert announces to the contestants that the theme for this week will be fearlessness! The song that they are given to sing is Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz. Aylin is pumped about this…but she honestly seems to be pumped about every theme every week. My boyfriend Abraham suggests that they do some fearless dance moves and Lily likes that idea. We've all seen her dance moves though…and comment. Now usually the contestants fangirl and fanboy out like crazy when the guest mentor comes in and this time was no different…except for I'm pretty sure they hit a maximum level of freaking out. Which I would too if I found out that my guest mentor was Jane Lynch! Now, this song has a lot of rapping in it and proves to be a challenge for pretty much all of them but definitely Nellie. She forgets some of the words which knocks her confidence down a bit but she hits an excellent note later gave her some back I think. Nellie is perfection. It's another week of the awkward Aylin vs. Lily to be the winner and the silent hatred tension could've been cut with a knife. In the end, Lily wins! Jane tells the group that they will be doing a mash-up of Blondie and Pat Benetar's Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way or Another. Jane also tells the contestants that they will be getting their first slushy facials this week! WOOOO!

Before the contestants head into the studio with Nikki, we have some "dorm room" chatter. Nellie is nervous again about being in a swimsuit or trying to be sexy. I just want to shake her and be like DID YOU EVEN WATCH YOURSELF IN THE MOVES LIKE JAGGER/MILKSHAKE MASH-UP!?!?!? But, I cannot do that. It's probably assault. Blake tries to comfort her which I love because I ship Nellie with everyone basically. Charlie and Aylin realize that their chemistry is just TOO strong and they cannot take the break they decided to and have decided to be a couple..I think. In the studio, Nellie sounds amaaaaaazing (as usual) but gets scurred (scared) because she notices everyone watching her through the window. Charlie comes in and then sings and of course looks out that damn window at Aylin. Then Nikki makes this face:

There wasn't choreography again this week because they are shooting this scene in a pool. While we didn't see Zach teach them dance, we did get to see him while they shot this video. <3 Aylin is the lucky person to get a slushy in the face first and she basically laughs as soon as it hits her. I can understand this because I've been slushied before but I also wasn't trying to be an actress so…oops Aylin. Lily is mentored by Jane, blah blah blah, Lily is boring. I'm not a huge fan of Ali's voice but she is starting to step it up when it comes to acting and you can tell she definitely wants to be on this show. She asks Erik if she can be slushied in the video - she wasn't originally to be slushied because her body doesn't do well in extreme temperatures - but she wanted to be part of it because she's a badass. She's taking it like a champ but that is short lived and she ends up not being able to breathe but she recovers from that quickly. Here is the final video below:

Charlie and Aylin make out and I vomited everywhere it was just so sweet. They are both worried about the other one going home and it's just really dramatic. But then it's time for the bottom three to be announced! Sometimes this part is the best because I love the judges comments. Lily and Ali are both named the MVPs for the week so waaaaahooooo! The bottom three end up being: Nellie, Aylin and Charlie. WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN!!!???? THE LOVERS ARE BOTH IN THE BOTTOM THREE!!!??? AHHHHH! Aylin was unprofessional in the video shoot by CONSTANTLY laughing when she got slushied and Erik couldn't get a decent take of her, Nellie wasn't as confident as she should be and it showed which put her in the bottom and Charlie is just automatically in the bottom three every week.

Aylin performs Take A Bow by Rihanna. She sounds really good. Her voice is really good, I cannot deny that. Ryan tells Aylin that she needs to be both strong and vulnerable in her performances in order for him to get more of a feel for the character that she would play. Sounds like you are trying to get a less hot and less amazing version of Santana. Stop it, Ryan. Charlie sings It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones. He goes buck wild when performing this. He changes the words (again) to somehow fit Ryan's name in there and try to charm him and even runs up and gets in all of the judges' business. Will Ryan love it enough to keep him around? Well..he went crazy with it so we'll see. Zach LURVED it. His reactions during the performances are probably like the best. Like this one:

Ryan can't really be bothered this time with Charlie's antics and tells him that he needs to work more on trying to perform and work with groups better. Nellie sings Beyonce's If I Were A Boy and naaaaaaails it. She's perfect. I can't say it enough. Zach cries…which makes me cry. She tells the judges that her self-confidence has always been an issue with her and she's been working harder and harder to overcome it.

The judges have a hard time making their decision but in the end, Charlie is the one that gets sent home. Everyone cries, especially him and Aylin. They awkwardly make out in front of everyone and share such a dramatic exit that I legitimately thought that Charlie was like being sent to the moon for forever or something. awkward but the right decision was made!

Episode 207: Theatricality
We start the episode with a little bromance drama between Michael and Blake. They don't really have any issues except Michael is afraid that he's being compared to Blake but Blake is like no way bro, we're different. Then they are sort of upset when it sinks in that they are definitely best friends but also competing against one another. Dun, dun, dun. Robert decides it would e a good idea to ask everyone what the house was like without Charlie so Aylin could make a scene about her romance and the house is quieter…but not in a good way. :( Theatricality turns out to be the theme and everyone is happy especially Lily because she was sent straight from God to this competition she thinks she's really good at acting. Oh, and the awkward silent hatred between Lily and Aylin continues. The mentor this week is Grant Gustin and he be looking fiiiiiiione. They contestants sing I Hope I Get It from A Chorus Line. It was actually pretty good - especially Shanna and Ali. And I guess Lily. After it's over, Grant gives them some advice: Nellie needs to be more confident (O_O), Grant tells Ali that is grrrrrreat and tells Lily that's she's really funny and a great actress. Ali ends up winning the homework assignment which is super because that means Lily didn't win it's her first time that she's won! The song that they have to sing for the video is When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls. For the video, all of them are given alter egos that they will be "transforming" into during the video. They are as follows: Aylin as Madonna, Michael as Elvis, Ali as Katy Perry, Abraham as David Bowie, Lily as Cyndi Lauper, Nellie as Britney Spears, Shanna as Lady Gaga and Blake as Boy George. At dance rehearsal, Zach tells them that they better do better than they did during Danceability week because he will probably kill them if they don't. Lily is nervous because she feels like Cyndi Lauper doesn't have "set-in-stone" dance moves. She also says that she doesn't think of Cyndi Lauper as a pop icon. This chick..needs to be hit for saying that. She should be eliminated just for saying something so stupid. Singin' it up with Nikki is next. Michael decides to take her advice of being over prepared to a whole new level by not even rehearsing any of his lines and just waiting until he is in the booth to do so. This backfires and he ends up not hitting his notes. Nikki basically cannot win with these people. Things get awkward when Abraham is singing and Nikki asks him if he considers himself androgynous. He refuses to answer the question because, unknown to Nikki, he was bullied for being more feminine and called gay a lot. So it is a sore spot for him.

Before the video shoot, Ali gets to meet with Grant. Out of all of the contestants, she seems to be the one who asked the most questions and opinions during her one-on-one. They finally get to shoot the video and Zach and Robert discuss how Ali is really bringing it and did the best during everything all week. Nellie has problems being sexy and confident, once again, in her scene and it takes a few shots in order for Erik to get something that he can use. Shanna doesn't really well with her portion of the song. Especially since she is wearing a meat dress that starts to spoil during shooting which smells like complete nasty. It starts to make her sick but she powers through it! Here is the final product of the music video:

First, I would like to say that I love Abraham. I think he is the sexiest thing ever in this video while he's depicting David Bowie. I will not back down from this statement so get used to it. I love it. I love androgynous men. Holla. The judges are really impressed with the way Blake is handling playing Boy George by NOT making him some flaming homosexual man, which is what straight guys would normally tend to do. Lily sucks ass isn't very good at being Cyndi Lauper and doesn't act like her at all. Basically, she just dances around. And they aren't even 80s dance moves, they are her dance moves. However, she tries to defend herself by saying she thinks she is like Cyndi Lauper. And then I laughed and threw up at that ridiculous claim.

The dreaded bottom three is approaching but Ali will definitely not be part of them! She is first on the callback list again this week! The bottom three end up being Nellie, Abraham and Lily. Nellie performs first for the judges and she sings I'm The Only One by Melissa Etheridge. I thought Nellie sounded freaking' amazing and was actually showing some real passion while performing this song, which didn't go unnoticed by Ryan. However, the repetitive issue with her confidence and indecisiveness worries him when it comes to casting her. My boyfriend, Abraham, performs Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine. (Also, upon hearing the song, Ryan feels it necessary to state aloud that he loves him some Adam Levine. I laughed.) Abraham misses a few words or replaces them I think but does well and Zach loves it a lot. He tries to suck up to Ryan, even by telling him how much he loves his little hat, but Ryan once again cannot be bothered by it and tells him to drop the diva and proceeds to ask him why Nikki's earlier question upset him. He tells Ryan his story and Ryan is like who curr, just be you and Nikki is like a lot and most all rock stars are androgynous so own it! Abraham decides it's time to stop pretending and embrace is! Please do, Abe…please do. Lily, of course, was given Adele's Someone Like You. I personally felt she started off a bit shaky but did well, in the end. Zach cries. Ryan loved her performance but questions her decisions that she made during the music video. Lily then says that she was confused by the directions that were given to her (by Zach) and Ryan cannot be bothered by that either. Which then basically caused Lily to turn into the Hulk by screaming and flailing at Ryan about how good of an actress she is. It was embarrassing to watch.

Robert posts the list and we find out that Nellie is the one that gets sent home. I was obviously livid and still am. I think she could have gone another week. Lily should have been sent home for scaring the shit out of everyone with her outburst but mainly for saying that Cyndi Lauper wasn't a pop icon.

And that is what you have missed on the last two weeks of The Glee Project! Now that my favorite is gone, I'm totally team Blake, Abraham and newly added…Ali. I would like to wish Nellie all the luck in the world and hope that she puts an album out asap because her voice is baller status.

Feel free to holla at us on Twitter (@TroutyMouthBlog) about this recap, anything Glee related or just to chat! We love chatting :)

Whitney & Bonnie

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Comic Con Glee Panel 2012 Summary

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Today was a Hell of a day! And we mean that in the best way possible. I laughed. I cried. I got anxious. I got nervous and scared. But in the end, it was all Gleeful.

We'll post about our Comic Con experience as a whole, and tell our story later, but for now, we'll give you the diddy on the dirty... details of Season 4 and what we learned from the cast at today's panel.

  • How did Lea and Cory respond to the Finchel breakup? Lea cried for days. Cory had trouble keeping the secret. Overall: it was an upsetting experience, that they to under wraps from the whole cast.
  • Season 4 will be a warp to the year 3014. Just kidding, it's going to start with everyone back at school, like Glee always does. But this time, it starts with Rachel in New York with thousands of other Rachel Berry's trying to live out their dreams, just the same.
  • Kate Hudson's character will be quite the opposite of Mr. Will Schuester. She likes to toy with the method of negative reinforcement. Can't wait to see the wit that comes out of this one!
  • Everyone is going to be underdogs again. The Glee Club just won nationals... can they keep it up? Rachel has to compete with people just like her. Kurt's still in Lima figuring out his next step. Will Kentucky be enough for Santana? Cory has to prep for the army, and no one really knows what he's doing. Can they handle the distance? ::Bum. Bum. Bum.:: All questions to be answered in Season 4.
  • They want to give Cory a crew cut. But Lea negates the scary head-shaving, like a good girlfriend would, by bringing Darren's full beard into question. It is quite full.
  • Working on making Mr. Chrod Overstreet as a series regular! Plus, it was once again confirmed that everyone that's a series regular will be back at some capacity in Season 4.
  • Naya thinks that her Santana storyline has made a huge impact and that it's given her the best fan base she could ask for. (Let the bowing commence, everyone.) As far as she knows, Brittany and Santana are going strong, and she wants them to make it. #TMBexclusive #sarcasm
  • Jenna thinks Tina and Mike will probably just do the long-distance thing. Which we fully support. Who doesn't love a little Asian Persuasion?
  • Darren has a beard. Still. As confirmed by Darren.
  • Klaine will probably do the long-distance thing, too. But Darren thinks that some relationship conflict would make for great dramatic TV. Either way, he's happy. #beard
  • The creative team doesn't think there will be much inconsistency with the fact that the kids will be in separate locations, because Kurt has once been separated from the crew. However, the writers are really looking forward to seeing the kids live their adult lives.
  • The Britney Spears tribute will be the second episode and it will be hilarious. Not surprising, since the first B. Spears ep was epIC. It will feature lots of Heather Morris. And it will relate to Rachel's lives in NYC.
  • Lea really wants to sing Robyn next season. Darren worries about what popular songs each cast member will have to sing. And they've all learned not to ask for songs, because Kevin's spent his good karma, and Lea's backfired when she begged Ryan for Celine's "To Love You More", and he mistakenly gave her "It's All Coming Back To Me" instead.
  • Wemma start off Season 4 "still engaged, in love, and doing dirty things." <--direct quote.

Let's get some questions from the audience!

  • The writers never really regret cutting certain scenes, because they over-write and have to cute it all down into 42 minute episodes. BUT Brad has confessed that he's written the same Rachel & Quinn scene at least 5 times, and it always ends up getting cut. #MakeYourWritingStrongerBrad #justkidding #youreperfect
  • Darren joked he's coming back as a Rabbi next season #beard. Based off of a fan question concerning the amount of "Jewishness" to be added in the show. Us too, Lea... Us too. We saw it 3 times? What?
  • Lea's most memorable moment was... well, there were a lot, including meeting the President. But THE moment was the Glee Live tour, seeing all of the fans cheering them on night after night.
  • Hi Darren. Cory's most embarrassing moment was when he dropped Lea... or as Lea put it, failed to catch her... while filming Rocky Horror. She hit the ground, HARD.
  • When asked if there was an opportunity for Rachel to explore her sexuality with either Quinn or Santana, Lea joked that she wouldn't be opposed (<--paraphrased wording, here. Not a direct quote), and that since she's single now, it seems like the next step for her to take. (Insert a Naya Rivera direct quote: "Wanky" somewhere in this question).
  • Do Darren and Lea have any outside projects together? No. But don't get them together with a piano in the room. Craaaazy things happen. #nonwanky
  • Naya is working on her album. She does have a single, now. It's Dance-pop. It's awesome. And it's called "My Heart". Speculation assumes that it's about her heart.
  • Advice Season 3 Santana would give to Season 1 Santana is to stay away from Finn. I think that's probably pretty good advice.
  • Klaine didn't kiss in the Nationals celebration, creative crew. What gives? Well, Dante Di Loreto says that they filmed 100+ shots that day. And they only have 8 days to do an episode. Things have to be edited and cut to keep a flow. Ian said that there's an equal opportunity of representing and offending people every time they do anything in the show. (Insert Gwyneth Paltrow-esq "Agreed" here.) #WellStated. BUT THEY DO LISTEN TO US!
  • Dear Darren, have you ever gotten a script and just been like "Whaaaaaaaat?" "Say whaaaaat?" Basically, long story short, yes. He has. Pretty much every script.
  • Darren thinks its pretty surreal to see his name on the Broadway Marquee, and Jenna thinks that he so deserves it. She's so presh!
  • Ian wants to see Kevin's mom this season, because he wants her to be a hoarder. And he's obsessed with the idea of having two wheel tracks through the trash on the floor. But no word that it's going to happen.
  • Kevin's dream-mom would be Katie Sagal. His dream-dad would be Harry Connick, Jr.?
  • Jenna would love to see Tina go through the struggle of pursuing her dreams as an Asian performer, as it's something she personally went through in her career, and would love to give people something to relate to. Be cuter Jenna. Oh wait, you can't be.

And that's what you missed on (start singing)The Glee Panel!

-Bonnie & Whitney

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ashley Fink's "Call Me Maybe" Spoof

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It's all of our favorite guilty pleasure song, don't lie. It's only a matter of time before Glee covers it... but even before our favorite show, our resident bad girl, Ashley Fink (don't we all miss Lauren Zizes?) decided to take her own spin on it. And boy, let us tell you it's H-I-L-A-R-Ious. Way to go Ashley Rae Finksen and Rob Aguire! Check it out and tell us what you think.

Now, Mr. Murphy, bring us back some Lauren Zizes... at least when Glee covers this song! Peace.Love.Glee -Bonnie & Whitney

Glee Project Ep. 5 - Adaptibility (Recap)

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Tonight is The Glee Project night again folks! If you would like to read last week's review on the "Sexuality" episode, ya know the one that Naya guest starred on…then click here. I'd also suggest trying to find the videos of her from that episode for reasons.

Let's just roll on into last week's episode that was about "Adaptability". Michael is super excited about this challenge because he thinks that maybe it will help him stop over-thinking everything so he doesn't crash and burn in the studio or during the shoot like last week. I was banking on Mario being excited about this one since I feel he probably has to adapt a lot to everything since he is blind. Robert gives them their homework assignment which is "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrissette. I was NOT excited about this because I love this song and I didn't want them to destroy it. The first curve ball was thrown at them before they even had to perform and it was that the lines were already assigned to certain people and they didn't get to choose them themselves this time. Just..madness.

When it comes time to perform their homework assignment, everyone is trying to figure out who the guest is going to be. It turns out to be the delicious Kevin McHale! Surprisingly, Aylin didn't try to get all up on him..and for that, I was pleased. Kevin gives them all a bit of advice on being adaptable and then Robert is like uh oh…another twist! He tells them that this will not be a group number but each person will have to sing the Alanis song as a solo! I know, right!? CRAZY!. They all seem to be pretty nervous about this because apparently some of them were asleep during the 90s and didn't learn all the words to this song prior to this moment and then the other half just weren't old enough in the 90s to appreciate it. Shame. They all do a pretty good job, same as usual. Nellie does perfect as always, Aylin is trying to sex it up, Lily is over-acting, Ali is having some facial expression issues moments and Shanna definitely forgets some of the words but she recovers quite well by making them up and making it funny. I've decided to add her to the list of people I feel neutral about on the show. She's growin' on me. In the end, Aylin wins the challenge and she really does do a great job during it and deserves the win. In another twist this week, the contestants will not get to know what they are singing until they get to the studio with Nikki...

(This wasn't really me, I just wanted to put this gif in here...okay it was kind of me.)

When they arrive to belt out some tunes with the amazing Nikki Anders, she tells them that they will be singing "Price Tag" by Jessie J. As usual, most of the contestants were excited…except for Shanna and Blake, who have no idea what this song is. And I'm like do you not ever listen to the radio, or TV, or movies, movie trailers…anything? Opposite from last week's disaster, Michael owns it in the studio with Nikki. He's definitely sounding really good and the theme of adaptability is definitely a blessing for him. When Aylin goes to meet up with Kevin for her session, he couldn't really tell her anything about being adaptable in specifics because they hadn't learned the song or location of the video yet. He basically told her to be ready for anything and confident in what she does and that she can adapt. Excellent advice, Kev! This cast loooooves confidence. #confidentnotcocky

The contestants meet with Erik, the video dude, and he tells them SURPRIIIIIIISE you will be learning your choreography with Zach on location as well! While shooting the video, the judges notice that Charlie is channeling some sort of character while shooting the video. That is all well and good but they also notice that he is focusing too much on being this alter ego he's created and acting that he ends up not blending in well with the group. Another person that has been having may-jah issues lately and still continues to is Mario. He's had some attitude problems with Nikki in the studio and among the rest of the contestants with him being straight up rude him saying things that are misunderstood by everyone else. Literally everyone else. Not just the contestants…everyone. Erik tells him that Mario needs to act a little better when shooting this scene but what Erik doesn't know is that Mario is a really great actor and he's classically trained and just doesn't know why Erik isn't picking up on his greatness. This is a classic example of #kindofconfident #butmainlycocky. With the exception of those two, everyone else seems to do a bang up job with the singing and acting and dancing on the spot. Check out the video, yo:

I thought it was pretty good. Like the judges worrying about Mario and Charlie, they did kinda have a sketch balls performance but I wasn't repulsed by the whole video because of their fierce acting.

Now it's time for the callbacks and the bottom three! Aylin just had a really, really good week and she was put on the callback list first. Still not a huge fan, she annoys me, but she did a reeeeeeal good job. The group gets narrowed down to six people that didn't do their best. As I'm sure you guessed, the mentors spring ANOTHER TWIST ON THEM! WHAAAAT!? That's right, they will all be performing for Ryan but they will be singing duets to him and the rest of the judges! Ali and Abraham are paired together and they are to sing the song "Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry. Nellie and Blake are paired together and they get to sing "Waiting For a Girl (or Boy) Like You" by Foreigner Let me kindly remind you all that I ship Nellie and Blake HARRRRRRD. I mean they are just the friggin' cutest together, I just can't even deal. Then that leaves Charlie and Mario to be a pair and they get to sing "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John and George Michael.

First up to perform would be Blake and Nellie. They try to be all sensual and angsty with it and I mean it's kind of awkward but still good. Plus, I love her and I love them together so they can do no wrong. Ever. The judges loved them both performing and acting it out like a lil love story. Especially Zach, he's a sucker for all of these performances. Next up are Ali and Abraham. I am not a big fan of Ali's voice but I do like Abraham's. I thought they did not sound good at all during this performance but it was entertaining. Due to Ali being so over-the-top but like, in a cute way, she kind of outshines Abraham. Charlie and Mario come out to sing and I mean they both sound really good. While I don't like Mario at all, which is purely based on his attitude and how bad it is, his voice is actually quite good. After they have all performed, the judges narrow the bottom six down to the bottom three. The bottom three end up being Charlie, Mario and Abraham. Ryan pretty much critiques them on everything I have mentioned above and in the end, decides that it's Mario's time to leave. He looks not really that upset at all during the end of the episode when he's leaving so I guess he took it pretty well.

Now, tonight's episode is about "Fearlessness" and the guest star is Jane Lynch! Should be good since she's hilarious all the time. And also amazing. For a sneak peek at the video that they film for tonight's episode, click here.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Glee Project Ep. 4 - Sexuality (Recap)

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That's riiiiight. Tonight is another episode of The Glee Project. Before we get to see all the greatness that ensues, let's take a look at what all happened last week!

The theme for last week's episode was "Sexuality". Robert could barely get the word out of his mouth before Aylin started jumping with joy because she believes that this is her specialty. The precious and perfect human being that Nellie is, says that she's nervous about this week's theme because she doesn't ever try to be sexy or flaunt anything because she's adorable and not Aylin a wannabe hooker. Shanna said that her version of sexy was being all smiley and bubbly and I was like um…whut. When they finally start talking about what they are going to do choreography wise during the homework assignment, Tyler suggests that they use some chairs. I have seen a lot of music videos with people straddling chairs and it definitely works, however, I didn't have a lot of faith in them to pull it off.

After preparing the homework, Robert tells the special guest star to come in and it is Naya Rivera. And then I died and that is the end of this recap.

Kidding, I almost died. So, Naya enters and Mario, who I don't really like at all, cracked a pretty good joke about Naya being so sexy that even he could see it. Classic. The advice that Naya gives the contestants beforehand is that it's all about confidence and that less is more. Basically she's saying to be #confidentnotcocky.

The song that they perform is Color Me Badd's I Wanna Sex You Up. A lot of them, mainly Lily, are trying to do like these smoldering, sexy faces and it is just not happening. To further embarrass me, Shanna and Aylin thought it would be a good idea to try and be lesbionic. Only reason I was embarrassed was because it was so forced and uncomfortable for me to watch. Then Aylin decided to move onto Lily. She's a friendly gal. Shanna sounded good, Nellie sounded better and Charile was good and was doing some beat-boxing. Naya is loving the schniz out of the performance, cracking up during it and just enjoying it. After it's over, she begins to critique it by basically saying that Blake is hot and this was probably an easy homework assignment for him, tells Aylin that she was sexy at first but then she was just overwhelming and overdid it (Naya read my mind basically). She loved Charlie and awarded him the challenge because she said she finds beat-boxing sexy and that's what he did. Hmm, Naya..that's interesting…

Thank the Lord that there is choreography this week because that means we get to see the delicious Zach Woodlee. However, not much went down during the session, most of them had their moves down and could "be sexy" or at least attempt to. The two that get a talkin' to are Nellie and Shanna. Nellie for needing to be sexier and Shanna because Zach is basically like no, that is not sexy, learn the definition of sexy.

The drama usually seems to go down when we get to recording with Nikki, this week is no different. Charlie is recording his part and he is just not sticking to the melody. He's being cocky and isn't listening to Nikki and is instead flirting and winking at Aylin through the sound booth window. Nikki is like WTF is going on and realizes that he's flirting and using Aylin as like sexy-inspiration which makes me vomit is super cute. The other problem in the sound booth is when Mario and Michael come in to record together, Michael just cannot grasp the lyrics and get them right. He tries like a million times and he just cannot get it so unfortunately Nikki has to tell him to leave the booth and that she'll just finish with Mario. Ouchtown.

Now it's time to film dat video with Erik. The song that they are doing is a mash-up of Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 and Milkshake by Kelis. The story, if you will, of the video is the guys and girl having a sing-off in sex ed. First, I would like to say that I like their outfits. Tyler is nervous about the video and just hopes that his sexiness will come across during shooting. It doesn't. He gets lost in the shot as usual. The mentors are really impressed with Abraham's performance during the shoot and they say that him removing the red from his hair has really turned him into a new person. They show Charlie's session with Naya which is awesome because she sings a part of Moves Like Jagger in it and then everyone in the universe freaked out because she's perfect. Charlie, however, turns out to be really cocky and unprofessional once again at the shoot by trying to change the shot and not do what Erik wants. Erik is basically like STFU and no. Finally, Nellie is still nervous about doing her sexy dance move - which is like her droppin' it low and then bringin' it back up like a champ. Will she succeed? Let's find out.

You'll have to click here to watch it because everyone annoyingly disables embedding.

She did. She pulled it off. Really well actually. Some of the other moves were HELLA AWKWARD. For example, the party boy-esque move that involved Charlie, Michael and Shanna towards the end of the video. Just like…look away! LOOK AWAY! Sidenote - I ship Nellie with sex dance moves, Blake and Abraham.

Now it is time for the dreaded bottom three. While Nellie was the one that was the most nervous about gettin' all sexified, she was the one that was first on the callback list so WAY TO GO NELLIE! A million thumbs up for her. The mentors decide that the bottom three will be: Tyler, Michael and Charlie. Tyler was put into the bottom three because the mentors think that he's on the right path and is growing but his challenge is continually disappearing among the rest of the group and not standing out. Michael is in the bottom three mainly because of his mess up in the studio with Nikki when it came to messing up the words. He needs to not get caught up in his head and just bring it. Charlie is in the bottom three because of his unprofessional attitude during his sound booth flirtation session and when he thought he was the director of the video rather than Erik. This is the second time he's been in the bottom three due to his shady attitude - first when he tried to kill Mario during the "Everybody Hurts" video shoot.

Now it's time for them all to sing to the big man, Ry Ry Murphy. I'm going to be completely honest here and will take all criticism that is thrown at me but with Ryan's lil scruff he had going on during this episode...he had me goin'. #shrug

Charlie is up first with the song I Get A Kick Out of You by Cole Porter, made famous by Frank Sinatra. He sings it really well and changes the words to fit some stuff in there about Ryan which was probably a good idea since he basically is pissing off everyone. He actually gets a real life scolding from Ryan about being professional when shooting and recording and thank goodness because he was being foolish.

Tyler is up next with Smile by Charlie Chaplin and Ry Murphy is just not happy that he's been doing not so hot with the performances because Ryan cannot get enough gay, lesbian, bi or transgender characters on the show. If you can successfully do it, then great…if not, then just stop. #unique I personally do not like Tyler's voice or the fact that he blames literally everything on his transformation from a girl to a boy. I think he sung the song well but he is just not for me. Zach, however, loved the pants off of his performance. Ryan doesn't criticize him much because he thinks he is brave for making the choices that he's had to make and says that ultimately he's in the bottom three because he is exuberant in his performing.

Finally, it's time for Michael to sing Lucky by Jason Mraz. Ryan looooves the look that Michael has but he totallllllly blew his song. He couldn't remember any of the words and was somewhat charming when making them up and joking around about forgetting them but I mean COME ON. Zach is 100% Team Michael and loves what he did by improvising the lyrics. Nikki says that he's improved every week that he's been here and takes direction very well.

Ryan debates back and forth between them all saying that he loves a hot mess (Charlie) but loves Tyler's story even though he's not ready for Glee and just wants Michael to not forget the damn words. While I originally just wanted Tyler to go home, I also found myself wanting Charlie to leave thanks to his douchey antics. And because his obsession with Aylin is unattractive and unsettling.

The person that leaves is Tyler. He just wasn't ready - personally or emotionally or just..ever. Better luck next time yo! Tonight's guest mentor is Kevin McHale! I can't wait for this because he is my man but I'm a little nervous that Aylin will try to mack on him which I will hate.

Oh also - there was like a minute or two long clip of Nellie interpreting the lyrics to Milkshake which was infinity percent amazing. Here it is:

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