The Glee Project Recap: "Sexuality"

For the group video, the contenders sang “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry. They were split up into pairs and given different scenes to act out — some of which were easier than others. The shoots went pretty much like this:

Pair: Samuel and Alex
Samuel and Alex were given the unique challenge of working with someone of the opposite sexual orientation. Alex is gay, Samuel is straight and was hesitant about pretending to be homosexual. Plus, Alex didn’t want to cross any lines and make his partner uncomfortable. They were given a garage band set up, and while the mentors said Alex was a bit too flamboyant, the pair did pulled off a believable shoot.

Pair: Lindsay and Damien
Lindsay and Damien played a cheerleader and Jock getting busy in her bedroom. Since Lindsay struggled much more than usual in the recording studio, she knew they had to set the bar high. While this was easy for Lindsay — who's arguably the best actor of the bunch — Damien needed a lot more direction. With a huge bed as a prop, the two got pretty steamy and sealed the deal with a kiss.

Pair: Hannah and Cameron
Hannah and Cameron had to play a cute couple having a sexy food fight. Though bummed that she wasn’t paired with Damien, Hannah was willing to go outside her comfort zone and get very flirtatious. Of course, when the director suggested that Cameron kiss Hannah, he stood by his morals and wouldn’t do it. Despite his convictions, the food fight got more suggestive than any of the other pair's scenes, with Cameron spraying a ton of whipped cream into Hannah’s mouth and onto her face. (How much more suggestive can you get?) At that point, the scene just doesn’t work if they don’t kiss. And they didn't.

Cameron wouldnt get in touch with his sexy side, so he bowed out.
  • Cameron wouldn't get in touch with his sexy side, so he bowed out.
The mentors had considerable trouble in choosing a bottom three. Ultimately they said that everyone did so well that, instead of choosing a bottom three, they'd focused on the good and chose a top three. This left Damien, Alex and Cameron in the bottom— each, I believe, for the fourth time.

Damien was first, singing the traditional Irish Ballad “Danny Boy.” His performance was utterly boring (plus, he doesn’t sound good and never has) and Ryan said that he felt absolutely nothing.

Next was Alex with the ultimate disco anthem, “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. He did well, though he wasn't as amazing as in the past, and Ryan said that he wanted to see a side of Alex other than “the diva.” If that’s so, then tell the mentors to stop giving him diva songs — he has to work with what they give him, after all.

Last was Cameron, who sang one of his favorite songs, “Blackbird,” by the Beatles. This was my favorite performance by Cameron in a while, and I was almost willing to put aside my irritation at his prudish behavior behavior because of it. (Almost.) The mentors loved it, but they questioned whether Cameron could be an actor/singer, as opposed to just a singer.

When Ryan mentioned some very real concerns about what the Glee Project winner might have to do if given a part on Glee, Cameron broke down. While he stood by his convictions, he admitted that perhaps this wasn’t the best place for him. Like someone who only wants someone when they don’t want them back, Ryan almost immediately changed his tune and insisted that he believed in Cameron’s ability to grow and be a finalist. He even told Cameron personally that he was called back. However, Cameron decided to leave the show and let Damien (who Ryan said would have been eliminated) have a chance. Everyone was devastated to see Cameron leave, but I say good riddance. Ryan and the mentors eliminated people for much less than what Cameron pulled, and he really didn’t deserve to be there over any of the people who have been eliminated in recent weeks.

So goodbye, Cameron. I won't miss you.

  • Mark Saling and Ashley Fink judge this week's HW challenge on sexuality

This week on The Glee Project, the top six contenders had to turn on their sexuality for guest judges Mark Saling and Ashley Fink, who play Puck and Lauren on Glee.

The contenders performed Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” in what ended up looking like a PG-rated orgy. It was awkward to watch as a few of the contestants touched and gazed seductively at members of both sexes, especially since most of these performers lack any real sex appeal. Not shockingly, Cameron had reservations about being sexual, and yet he let Lindsay basically mount him during the performance. (Shocking!) And although Hannah has "the sex appeal of a koala bear" (her words), Mark said that he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. Despite Hannah’s magnetism and Cameron’s step outside his conservative box, the steamy-gazed Samuel won the challenge. Lindsay, of course, couldn’t believe that she lost. Again.

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