This is a great way to keep Gleeks everywhere updated during the hiatus of Glee. The new reality competition called The Glee Project somehow makes the audience feel like they’re part of the process of selecting a new character for the series. Whether or not it will be a major role, this is a big deal since Ryan Murphy will decide the winner alongside the mentors namely: Robert Ulrich (Glee casting director), Zach Woodlee (Glee choreographer) and Nikki Anders (Glee vocalist/songwriter).
The first episode has just premiered and the theme was Individuality with Darren Criss as the guest mentor. The group performed Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours in the challenge and Matheus made a great impression. He actually looks like a real-life gleek if you know what I mean. I love the Firework music video they did too; every single one of them has something different to offer. But the ones that stood out for me are Hannah (the full-figured redhead), Cameron (the ‘musician’), Ellis (the adorable hippie girl), Samuel (the rocker) and Damian (the Irish cutie). In the end, Bryce failed to shine and was eliminated. I’m ecstatic about episode 2 since the theme will be Theatricality and of course there will be a Gaga number and Idina Menzel will be guest mentor. I have a new TV addiction yey! 🙂
For a non-sports fan, I really can’t say anything much about the Super Bowl besides the huge advertisements. Since the airtime during the games is the most expensive all year round, companies go all out and hire celebrities to promote their brand. The half-time shows also feature the biggest music acts, remember Janet and Justin? Yeah, I think I said enough. Coincidentally, Xtina will be singing the national anthem this year. Will be watching out for that.
The only other Super Bowl related news that I’m excited about is Glee! They’ll be back tomorrow already (2 episodes within the week alone) and they’ll be performing a mash-up of Thriller and Heads Will Roll, Puck and Rachel sing Need You Now by Lady Antebellum and the Warblers sing Bills, Bills, Bills, a Destiny’s Child classic. Watch below:
Gleek out! Today is the day we’ve been all waiting for! The 1st episode called “Auditions” will air later tonight on ETC and I can’t stop obsessing already. Based on the promo video, we know that they’re going to perform Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind and will introduce a bunch of new characters including Dot Jones as the new football coach, Beiste (pronounced as “beast” 😀 ), I dunno what happened to Ken Tanaka though. And then you have Sunshine Corazon, portrayed by Filipina talent, our pride, Charice, who is said to have killed her audition scene where she sang Beyonce’s Listen. I don’t know if the Telephone duet with Rachel (Lea Michele), originally a Gaga & B collaboration, will be happening tonight as well. These are all too exciting.. can’t wait!!! 🙂
I must say, I always watch out for Rolling Stone covers coz I know they’re going to be interesting and “outside the box”. I love this cover, obviously coz I love the show, but also because there’s a story behind it. I think Lea Michele, front and center as always, fits that kind of image; geeky but sexy. Corey Monteith is so cute at the back – can’t help but notice him. I’m happy they included Diana Agron who resembles a princess straight out from a Disney animation also Jane Lynch, the lovable villainess and Matthew Morrison, looking like the teacher you got the hots for back in high school (uh-oh flashbacks!). 😀 I guess they’re really hyping out Glee’s return this April. The other day, Mark Salling was spotted on Flaunt magazinehalf-baring his bod.
Don’t you just wanna be part of McKinley High? Eversince this musical series started last month I’ve juggled my free time between watching this and Gossip Girl with True Blood now and then. 🙂 I really love the music and of course the ensemble. The lovable Spanish teacher, Will (Matthew Morrison) taking over Glee club, the obnoxious but funny head coach of the Cheerios, Sue (Jane Lynch), the lead female vocals of New Directions, Rachel (Lea Michele), of course the hot star quarterback Finn (Cory Monteith) who was blackmailed into joining, the young diva, Mercedes (Amber Riley), the gay fashionista – why does that sound redundant somehow? 😛 , Kurt (Chris Colfer), the stuttering goth student Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), the electric guitar player in wheelchair Artie (Kevin McHale), Puck (Mark Salling) the cougar-loving hunk from the football team, Quinn (Dianna Agron) the head cheerleader and ironically, the president of the Celibacy Club 😀 and Emma (Jayma Mays) the weird big-eyed Guidance Counselor who finds herself falling for Will who is by the way married to Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig) the demanding wife, among others. Glee brings me back to the ugly and amazing parts of being in high school, immediately on the pilot episode I felt nostalgic about that time when we were still innocent, or so I think, with less worries. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the show and I’m telling you, you’ll get hooked.
I’m so excited about the news that they’re actually releasing an album – of course the singles were made available on iTunes, but a compilation is way better. Check out the official cover and track listing after the jump, almost all of my favorites are in so, yey!