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Glee Project Season 1 Homework Winners Of The Voice

Season 2 of 'The Glee Project' kicked off tonight (June 5), moving to its new night. The theme was 'Individuality,' with the new cast being immediately tasked with showing co-creator Ryan Murphy and viewers just who they are, all the while working within the contexts of their castmates. Sadly, we only just met country cutie Maxfield, who was sent home.

The show consists of multiple segments. There is a theme and a homework assignment, where the winner receives a one-on-one mentoring session with a 'Glee' cast guest mentor (who also picks said winner). The homework assignment winner also gets a key role and/or placement in the episode's music video. Producer Ryan Murphy then watches the bottom three do a "Last Chance" performance to see if they inspire him to write roles for them. They are either called back or sent home. The grand prize is a seven episode arc on 'Glee.' There will not be multiple winners this season, like there was last year.

So let's meet the cast. It consists of 14 contestants and they're a melting pot of cultures, religions, alternative lifestyles and many have their challenges, which they take pride in. This season we have the pleasure of watching a transgendered contestant, as well as a blind one. There's also a wheelchair-bound competitor!

Here's the quick rundown of who's who:

Michael: He's 18 and a math geek.
Dani: She's adorable and androgynous.
Charlie: He has ADD.
Abraham: He's high energy, Asian and has a red splotch in his hair.
Ali: She's in a wheelchair, having been paralyzed at age 2.
Mario: He's confident, talented, cute and blind.
Shanna: She's the frontrunner, and a bubbly blond Southern belle.
Tyler: He is a transgender.
Maxfield: He's charming, country and only just started singing six months ago.
Taryn: She admits to being out of her element and that she's shy and nervous.
Aylin: A flirtatious, Turkish Muslim (TMI: She can't use tampons because her mother thinks they take your virginity).
Nellie: She's a super cute pixie.
Blake: He has Bieber bangs, a falsetto and is an actor, not to mention he looks and acts like a born superstar.
Lily Mae: She's admittedly big and utterly beautiful.

Now, about the performances?

Shanna had the starring role in the video, which was for Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again,' since guest mentor Lea Michele chose her as the winner of the homework assignment for the way she handled Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way.' She owned it and emerged as a clear favorite from Episode 1.

The bottom three for the "Last Chance" performances were Aylin, Tyler and Maxfield. Aylin performed a ballad of David Guetta's 'Without You,' since her spitfire side from auditions faded away. She brought it.

Tyler performed 'ABC' to show his infectious side. He doesn't have the best voice, and it's changing, since he's on testosterone as he transitions -- but Murphy was intrigued by his story, his struggle and his life force.

Maxfield performed 'Always on My Mind' to show his country side, since he faltered in the studio. Murphy enjoyed his simplicity and thought girls would like him.

Ultimately, Maxfield was sent home. He's super new, but this isn't the end of the road. He has too much talent.

Main Wiki:The Glee Project Wiki

The Glee Project was a reality series in which twelve contestants were competing for a role with a 7-episode story arc on Glee. A series of competitions stood in the way of the final decision.

Over 10 episodes, the contestants are paired down through a series of “homework assignments” orchestrated by the Glee creators that assesses their singing, dancing, and acting. Those from the Glee team who make the final decision on the winner include writer Ryan Murphy.

Cast members also make appearances as guest mentors in each episode to help guide the contestants and offer their expertise. Each episode includes a homework assignment and a music video shoot. The winner of the homework assignment receives the starring role in the week's music video as well as one-on-one time with the guest mentor from the Glee cast. The second season of The Glee Project premiered on June 5, 2012.

The Glee Project was canceled on July 16, 2013.[1]

Season 1

Season 1 contestants

Contender Age Hometown Result Date Eliminated
Damian McGinty18 Derry City, Northern Ireland WON N/A
Samuel Larsen19 Los Angeles, California WON N/A
Lindsay Pearce19 Modesto, California RUNNER UP N/A
Alex Newell18 Lynn, Massachusetts RUNNER UP N/A
Hannah McIalwain19 Asheville, North Carolina OUT August 7, 2011
Cameron Mitchell21 Fort Worth, Texas QUIT July 31, 2011
Marissa von Bleicken19 New York, New York OUT July 24, 2011
Matheus Fernandes19 São Paulo, Brazil OUT July 17, 2011
McKynleigh Abraham19 Paducah, Kentucky OUT July 10, 2011
Emily Vasquez22 New York, New York OUT June 26, 2011
Ellis Wylie18 Grayslake, Illinois OUT June 19, 2011
Bryce Ross-Johnson22 Westlake Village, California OUT June 12, 2011

Season 1 episodes

Week Title Special guest mentor(s) HWA HWA Winner Music Video(s) Eliminated
0AuditionsDarren CrissN/A N/A N/A

N/A

1IndividualityDarren Criss Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours Matheus Firework Bryce
2TheatricalityIdina MenzelBad Romance AlexWe're Not Gonna Take It Ellis
3VulnerabilityDot-Marie JonesPlease, Don't Leave Me Matheus Mad World Emily
4Dance-abilityHarry Shum Jr.Hey, Soul Sister SamuelU Can't Touch This McKynleigh
5PairabilityDarren Criss Need You Now Marissa Lady is a Tramp, Nowadays, Don't You Want Me, Baby It's Cold Outside Matheus
6TenacityMax AdlerBulletproof Marissa Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby Marissa
7SexualityMark Salling and Ashley FinkLike A Virgin Samuel Teenage Dream Cameron
8BelievabilityJenna UshkowitzTrue Colors Hannah The Only Exception Hannah
9GenerosityKevin McHaleLean on Me LindsaySing N/A
10Glee-alityRyan MurphyDon't Stop Believin' N/A Raise Your Glass N/A

Contender progress

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Damian RISKLOWRISK INLOWINSavedINRISKWIN
Samuel INININWINININWINRISKRISKWIN
Lindsay ININLOWINLOWININRISKWINRUNNER-UP
Alex INWININRISKRISKRISKRISKINRISKRUNNER-UP
Hannah LOWLOWININLOWLOWINOUT
Cameron ININRISKLOWRISKRISKQUIT
Marissa LOWINININWINOUT
Matheus WINRISKWINRISKOUT
McKynleigh LOWRISKINOUT
Emily INLOWOUT
Ellis RISKOUT
Bryce OUT

 IN  The contender was called back.
 LOW  The contender was cited as needing improvement but was not at risk of elimination.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment but was at risk of elimination.
 RISK  The contender was at risk of being eliminated.
 OUT  The contender won the homework assignment but was eliminated.
 OUT  The contender was eliminated.
 QUIT  The contender quit the competition.
 SAVED  The contender was originally eliminated, but was saved due to another contender quitting.
 WON  The contender won the competition, and got a minimum of 7 episode arc.
 RUNNER UP  The contender is the Runner Up of the competition, and got a 2 episode arc.

Season 2

Season 2 contestants

Contender Age Hometown Result Date Eliminated
Blake Jenner19 Miami, Florida WON N/A
Ali Stroker24 New York, New York RUNNER UP N/A
Aylin Bayramoglu19 Chicago, Illinois RUNNER UP N/A
Lily Mae Harrington18 Dennis, Massachusetts OUT August 7, 2012
Michael Weisman18 Chicago, Illinois OUT August 7, 2012
Shanna Henderson21 Auburn, Alabama OUT July 31, 2012
Abraham Lim24 Queens, New York/San Diego, California OUT July 24, 2012
Nellie Veitenheimer19 Tacoma, Washington OUT July 17, 2012
Charlie Lubeck22 Chicago, Illinois OUT July 10, 2012
Mario Bonds24 Lanham, Maryland OUT July 3, 2012
Tyler Ford21 Boca Raton, Florida OUT June 26, 2012
Dani Shay23 Orlando, Florida OUT June 12, 2012
Taryn Mai22 Detroit, Michigan QUIT June 12, 2012
Maxfield Camp22 Nashville, Tennessee OUT June 5, 2012

Season 2 episodes

Week Title Special guest mentor(s) HWA HWA Winner(s) Music Video Eliminated
0AuditionsSamuel Larsen, Damian McGinty and Alex NewellN/A N/A The Edge of Glory

N/A

1IndividualityLea MicheleBorn This Way Shanna Here I Go Again Maxfield
2DanceabilitySamuel Larsen We Got The Beat Abraham Party Rock Anthem Taryn (Quit)
Dani
3VulnerabilityCory MonteithMy Life Would Suck Without You Nellie Everybody Hurts N/A
4SexualityNaya RiveraI Wanna Sex You Up Charlie Moves Like Jagger/Milkshake Tyler
5AdaptabilityKevin McHale You Oughta Know Aylin Price Tag Mario
6FearlessnessJane LynchWe Found Love Lily Mae Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another Charlie
7TheatricalityGrant GustinI Hope I Get It Ali When I Grow Up Nellie
8TenacityAmber RileySurvivor Ali Eye Of The Tiger Abraham
9RomanticalityDarren Criss More Than Words Blake We Found Love Shanna
10ActabilityDianna AgronAddicted to Love Michael Perfect Michael
Lily Mae
11Glee-alityChris ColferYou Can't Stop the Beat Aylin, Ali and Blake Tonight Tonight N/A

Contender progress

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Blake ININININLOWINININWINRISKWON
Ali ININLOWINLOWINWINWININRISKRUNNER-UP
Aylin RISKINININWINRISKINLOWRISKRISKRUNNER-UP
Lily Mae LOWRISKRISKININWINRISKRISKINOUT
Michael INININRISKINLOWLOWRISKLOWOUT
Shanna WINININLOWININININOUT
Abraham INWINININRISKINRISKOUT
Nellie INLOWWININLOWRISKOUT
Charlie ININRISKWINRISKOUT
Mario LOWINRISKINOUT
Tyler RISKRISKINOUT
Dani INOUT
Taryn LOWQUIT
Maxfield OUT

 IN   The contender was not at risk of elimination.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment and was not at risk of elimination.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment and was cited as needing improvement but was not at risk of elimination.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment, but was at risk for elimination.
 LOW  The contender was cited as needing improvement but was not at risk of elimination.
 RISK  The contender had to do a Last Chance Performance and was at risk of being eliminated.
 OUT  The contender was eliminated.
 OUT  The contender won the homework assignment but was eliminated.
 QUIT  The contender quit the competition.
 WON  The contender won the competition, and got a minimum of 7 episode arc.
 RUNNER UP  The contender is the Runner Up of the competition, and got a 1 episode appearance.
 RUNNER UP  The contender is the Runner Up of the competition.

Gallery

Season One