Damian McGinty Jr. Talks About His Experience On The Glee Project And What It Was Really Like To Be Slushied
August 15, 2011 07:29 PM by Veronica Dudo
The stakes are high as the final four on The Glee Project are competing for a guest starring role on FOX’s hit TV show Glee. The contestants are Alex Newell, Damian McGinty Jr., Lindsay Pearce, and Samuel Larsen. With the finale just a few days away, Damian talks about his experience on The Glee Project and what it was really like to be slushied!
What was your most memorable moment from The Glee Project?
Last night’s music video “Sing” I really, really enjoyed that–trying to play drums was a lot of fun.
What was the most important thing you have learned on the show?
I learned hard work is one of the most important things. If you want to get better you have to work incredibly hard because they give you critiques and Ryan (Murphy) tells you what he wants you to be and Nikki (Anders) and Robert (Ulrich) and Zach (Woodlee) tell you what they want you to be and you have to go away and work on that and be that so there’s a lot of hard work involved.
If you could create your own dream Glee character for yourself, who would it be?
I would love to bring an element of myself to the show. Before I get to know people I can be quite shy but then once I get to know them I’m kind of always joking and quite laid back with a lazy personality. I would just love to bring an element like that to the show.
What’s been the hardest moment on The Glee Project for you that you had to push through to continue in the competition?
The hardest moment for me was definitely when Cameron quit, it kind of saved my behind. It was weird because obviously it was good because I was saved and lived to fight another day but I lost one of my best friends on the show and it was going through my head Ryan obviously doesn’t like me that much he was willing to send me home so it was definitely the biggest mental fight I had on the show.
What has been the reaction from fans?
It’s been absolutely insane. Facebook and Twitter have just blown up and it’s incredible and it’s really flattering because there’s so many! To realize the fact that there’s thousands of people behind you and want you to do well–sometimes you have to pinch yourself and realize that these people are supporting you and want you to do well and get this role.
What was the best advice you received on the show?
The best advice I got was when you’re on TV, everything is a lot smaller then what it is when you’re performing to a theater or arena–it’s a lot smaller.
How has it been to meet the creators, writers, and actors from Glee and perform for them?
It’s incredible because these guys, the people we met and the mentors and the judges–we’re really honored because they’ve got so much experience in their back pocket and they’ve been doing this for such a long time. To learn from that is incredible and we’re really lucky.
You have gone through a lot professionally and personally on the show–how accurately were you portrayed?
I feel like it portrayed me as me, it’s just the way I am. I like to have fun and joke around, I’m a little bit lazy it’s just really who I am so I think there’s only one way they could have portrayed me to be honest.
What is it really like to be slushied?
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