‘The Glee Project': Abraham Lin talks fighting back with Ryan Murphy

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Over the course of the season on “The Glee Project,” Abraham Lin had his share of highs and lows in between winning a homework assignment early in the season and getting sent home on Tuesday night’s new episode. Through all of it, though, part of what made him particularly interesting to watch was how he showed off an infectious spirit and fight to want to be in the competition.

What may be just as notable to many as Abraham leaving the competition, though, was his fiery reaction to Ryan Murphy during the last-chance performances. So why did he defend himself so strongly when it came to how he fared in the “Eye of the Tiger” music video? In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Lin explained that Murphy brought up the subject of the ankle injury, and some questions from the fellow competitors as to whether or not he was blowing it out of proportion:

“Honestly, as hopefully people could tell, I really believed in humility and being able to take in critique and feedback … I felt like Ryan was questioning my integrity and my character, and those were the things that my mom [taught me growing up].”

As for why Lin didn’t request to sing again when going back out in front of Ryan — which is something that the “Glee” co-creator said that he should have done — he explained that this was something he merely didn’t think he was allowed to do given that everyone else out there only had one performance:

“Well first of all, I didn’t know that going out there and asking for a second song wasn’t an option … I didn’t think it was fair to the other contenders.”

If you want to check out our review of Tuesday night’s new episode of the show, be sure to head on over to this link. Are you going to miss Abraham for the rest of this season?

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