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“The Glee Project”: Season two begins June 5

Melissa Hayer Published: June 4, 2012
THE GLEE PROJECT -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Bonds, Tyler Ford, Charlie Lubeck, Aylin Baramuglu, Ali Stroker, Shanna Henderson, Dani Shay, Blake Jenner, Maxfeild Camp, Nellie Veitenheimer, Lily Mae Harrington, Abraham Lim, Michael Weisman -- Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media
THE GLEE PROJECT -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Bonds, Tyler Ford, Charlie Lubeck, Aylin Baramuglu, Ali Stroker, Shanna Henderson, Dani Shay, Blake Jenner, Maxfeild Camp, Nellie Veitenheimer, Lily Mae Harrington, Abraham Lim, Michael Weisman -- Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media

From left, Lily Mae Harrington, Michael Weisman, Taryn Douglas, Charles Lubeck, Tyler Ford, Aylin Bayramuglu, Nellie Veitenheimer, Blake Jenner, Dani Shay (c) Shanna Henderson of "The Glee Project" - Photo by Oxygen Media

 

“The Glee Project” returns for its second season June 5 with additional themes, all new music and more episodes as the contestants are narrowed down through intensive rounds of workshops, singing, dancing and acting-based assignments, according to a news release.

Fourteen contenders will begin the 11-episode season and will be assessed by “Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy ; casting director Robert Ulrich; choreographer and “Glee” co-producer Zach Woodlee; and vocal producer Nikki Anders in each installment of the series to decide who will win the show’s prize – a seven episode guest starring role on “Glee.”

In the first episode of the second season entitled “Individuality,” the 14 contestants are given their first “homework assignment,” with each contender given the chance to showcase their personalities, and the winner of this task is rewarded with some one-on-one time with guest mentor Lea Michele (“Glee’s Rachel Berry”).

With the assistance of the mentors (casting director Robert Ulrich, choreographer Zach Woodlee and vocal coach Nikki Anders), the contestants get ready for the main challenge – a performance of Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again.”

The mentors then decide who makes up the bottom three in the competition and those three are challenged to a final performance in front of Murphy, who determines which contestant will not be called back.

Season two of “The Glee Project” debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 on Oxygen.

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THE GLEE PROJECT -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Bonds, Tyler Ford, Charlie Lubeck, Aylin Baramuglu, Ali Stroker, Shanna Henderson, Dani Shay, Blake Jenner, Maxfeild Camp, Nellie Veitenheimer, Lily Mae Harrington, Abraham Lim, Michael Weisman -- Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media
THE GLEE PROJECT -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Bonds, Tyler Ford, Charlie Lubeck, Aylin Baramuglu, Ali Stroker, Shanna Henderson, Dani Shay, Blake Jenner, Maxfeild Camp, Nellie Veitenheimer, Lily Mae Harrington, Abraham Lim, Michael Weisman -- Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media

Robert Ulrich and Lea Michele on "The Glee Project" - Oxygen Media Photo

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