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The Glee Project Recap: Vulnerability Brings Bullying To Light

June 19, 2012 09:18 PM by Veronica Dudo

The Glee Project tackles a very prevalent and serious topic on tonight’s episode. Bullying is the theme for the music video on the TV competition. For some, sad memories return of being bullied in school and for others bad memories of being the bully come flooding back. Keep reading to find out what happens when Cory Monteith makes a guest appearance on the Oxygen reality TV series.

The 12 remaining contestants are Abraham, Ali, Aylin, Blake, Charlie, Lily Mae, Mario, Michael, Nellie, Shanna, Taryn and Tyler. The hopefuls must dance and sing their way onto the Glee set. Most of them haven’t had a lot of professional experience but each week the contestants must learn the lyrics to songs, work on their vocal delivery and learn choreography!

All are vying for the grand prize–a seven episode arc on Glee and they waste no time getting started. The mentors are Robert Ulrich, Zach Woodlee and Nikki Anders.

One by one the contestants sing and perform their homework assignment for the adorable Cory Monteith who picks Nellie as the winner! She gets the coveted private session with the singer and actor. Cory gives Nellie some fantastic advice moving forward in the competition.

For this week’s music video the contestants will be performing REM’s “Everybody Hurts.” The theme is to show the pain and hurt felt by bullying. The director Eric meets with the contestants and unearths some interesting information. Blake talks about watching a kid being beat up and not doing anything about it while Lily Mae admits that in middle school she was the bully and terrorized a lot of kids.

With many of the contenders’ raw emotions exposed the cast prepares to shoot this week’s music video. While walking the fine line between acting like bullies and being bullied they work on their parts. While Charlie is acting like a bully to Mario he takes Mario’s walking stick. Robert Ulrich and Zach Woodlee say they are shocked that Charlie would do something so “dangerous.” Charlie is very confused because he was “acting” like a bully and that’s most likely what a bully would do. Unfortunately, that decision sends him into the bottom three along with Lily Mae and Mario.

The mentors have Lily Mae sing “Mercy” by Duffy, Mario singing “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland and Charlie has “Fix You” by Coldplay. Ryan Murphy likes all three of the contestants including the personalities they reveal while on-stage. In a new twist all three of the contenders–Lily Mae, Mario and Charlie are called back and are safe for another week!

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