Tuesday night’s new episode of “The Glee Project” was a strange one in many ways. Not only did we have someone just decide to up and quit the competition in the second week, but someone else was eliminated for something that was really not even her fault.
But first, let’s begin with Taryn — who decided that she missed her mother too much to stick around the competition. We saw the beginning signs of this last week, but it played out to fruition this time as she joined Cameron Mitchell in being the only people to ever quit the competition.
While the early portion of this episode was one of the best performances ever for a guest mentor (in this case Samuel Larsen), the actual music video set to “Party Rock Anthem” was a complete and total disaster. There was awkward kissing (except for Charlie, who is clearly in love with Aylin already), bad dance moves, and some general inability by some people to act like they were having a good time. Even Abraham (who won the first challenge) was struggling to live up to the pressure.
The bottom three featured a familiar face in Tyler, but he was spared yet again courtesy of Ryan Murphy’s opinion that Dani Shay simply does not mesh well with some of the other people in this competition. While we aren’t going to argue that she is a little indie for the “Glee” world, shouldn’t producers have known that before casting her? She was on “America’s Got Talent” before coming here, so they obviously knew what kind of artist she was. Personally, we would have sent home Lily in this instance — mostly because her frequent interruptions at the bottom three reveal were a little unneeded and rubbed us the wrong way. (Lily, meanwhile, is already getting annoyed with Aylin after she did a victory dance when she leaned that she was safe.)
What did you think about this episode, and was Dani really the right person to go home from your perspective?