What’s up Gleeks! If you keep up with my Glee Project recaps, you’ll know that I did not do a recap for last week’s episode. Its because I was having a really hard time coming to terms with last week’s elimination… JUST KIDDING! I was actually on vacation and had a flight that conflicted with the show’s time. But I’ve watched the episode and I have a few things to say about it but I’ll save that for later on in this post.
Now that my boring life update is done, let’s get on to the recap!! So this week’s episode of TGP was all about Theatricality. Two contestants popped up immediately in my head when I saw the theme: Lily and Ali. In previous episodes, I really did not like Ali but I knew she would shine in this one. She even wins the homework assignment singing “I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line and gets one on one time with guest mentor Grant Gustin. She also gets some really good advice about how to transition from theatre to pop music from Grant which helped her a lot in this episode.
For the music video, the contestants are told that they will be dressing up as pop icons. Here’s the list:
Michael – Elvis Aylin – Madonna
Blake – Boy George Abraham – David Bowie
Lily – Cyndi Lauper Ali – Katy Perry
Nellie – Britney Spears Shanna – Lady Gaga
The video was good but I just had a hard time wondering why the song of choice was “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls. I thought they’d do something from… hmmm I don’t know, THEATRE!
Although the video was great, there were some individuals that struggled which resulted in them being in the bottom 3: Nellie, Abraham, and Lily. Nellie struggled with her confidence as usual. For her last chance performance, she sings “I’m The Only One” by Melissa Etheridge and does great. But the judges are wondering if she really wants to be on Glee and I wonder the same thing. I like Nellie. She’s incredibly talented, funny, and very easy to relate to but it seems like she really doesn’t have the passion to be on Glee. She keeps getting the same notes from the judges but she continues to hold back. I just want to shake her and yell “DO SOMETHING!”
-the face of apathy
Next up is Abraham who struggled with accepting his sexuality. In the recording booth, Nikki asks Abraham if he would consider himself androgynous and this rubs him in the wrong way. Abraham used to be bullied as a child for being feminine and it has affected him greatly. After his last chance performance singing “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine, Ryan wants Abraham to embrace his androgyny and don’t shy away from it.
And lastly, Lily gives an amazing performance of “Someone Like You” by Adele. Lily’s reason for being in the bottom was because she didn’t fully grasp her character in the music video. The judges address this issue to her and she immediately blames it on Zach the choreographer. She says she wasn’t given clear directions from Zach which is why she didn’t know what she was doing. Then she goes on this huge spiel about how hard she’s trying to win. She curses, she cries, and she brings up her weight AGAIN. Lily always does the same thing when she’s in the bottom. As a fellow fat girl, I understand how “hard” it can be to be a big person living in a small world but you don’t have to say it ALL THE TIME. I think it’s becoming a bit of an act when she’s trying to fight for a spot on the show. Just accept the critiques and try harder.
In the end, Nellie goes home. As much as I liked Nellie, I never pictured her winning the competition and I’m actually surprised that she lasted this long. I hope she keeps singing though because her voice is amazing and she has such a nice personality. I don't want this to be the last time I see her on tv.
1. I love the bromance between Michael and Blake
2. Ali looks a tad bit like Lea Michele when she smiles.
3. At this point, I can see a girl winning this competition. The boys aren’t half as talented as the females on this season.
4. Shanna is a trooper for wearing that meat dress for over five hours.
5. Blake as Boy George
6. And I just want to add in that I think Nellie had the most difficult roles/direction to act out in most of the music videos. I mean, how can you stand out when you're just leaning on fruit?
Last Week's Thoughts
1. Michael should’ve been in the bottom three. He always manages to slip by and I don’t understand why?
2. They all took slushies better than last season’s contestants.
3. Aylin and Nellie’s last chance performances were almost TOO GOOD!
4. Charlie’s exit was so sad
5. Charlie dedicates a song to his girlfriend, Aylin.
What do you think of the eliminations lately?