‘The Glee Project’ preview: Cory Monteith … plus violent cheerleaders

Be ready to show your vulnerable side.

Tuesday night’s new episode of “The Glee Project” marks the start of “Vulnerability” week, which is the time of the year when there are tears, struggles with some of the contestants expressing their emotions properly, and also some disappointments. If there is a week that you cannot afford to bomb, this is it — if you’re not vulnerable, there’s not a single person watching “Glee” at home who is going to want to root for you.

The mentor for this episode is someone who understands how to be vulnerable — and who needs to utilize it better than anyone in the cast. Cory Monteith plays Finn Hudson who on paper has everything going form him, but it is underneath the surface that you start to see some of his vulnerabilities when it comes to self-worth and trying to figure out whether or not he needs to redeem his family name in the Army. We managed to both hate and feel for Finn in the closings seconds of season 3 when he left Rachel — and this is not an easy thing to do.

Following his mentoring session, the remaining 11 contenders are going to be recording their music video set to the R.E.M. classic “Everybody Hurts” — though for Aylin, it seems to hurt more than others when Lily attacks her during a part of a scene where she is playing a vicious member of the Cheerios. This scene hardly makes Lily endearing, but we were also starting to feel that way after she rubbed us the wrong way with her back-talking during the bottom three reveal. (If she doesn’t make it on “Glee,” her fighting skills may actually make her perfect for some action movies out there.)

Who do you think is the most likely to leave the competition this week?

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