Tonight’s Glee Project theme will be Vulnerability. Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson from Glee) will mentor the group on a “very challenging homework assignment.”
“You have to tap into what makes you feel uncomfortable as a person,” Cory explains, “so you can bring that to the role.”
“If it’s real for you,” Cory says, “It’s going to be real to the audience.”
The music video will focus on bullying–a theme Glee has tackled often and in various ways. In the extended preview, director, Erik White, asks the each of the contenders to remember a time they were bullied. One of the girls tearfully confesses to bullying other girls in middle school, eventually apologizing to one after realizing how hurtful she’d been. The exercise helped the contenders get in touch with some tender feelings they could eventually draw upon for the video shoot.
Last season’s “Vulnerability” episode featured Dot-Marie Jones as mentor. The music video had the kids walking around a shopping mall with signs around their necks that displayed a weakness. One of the contestants revealed she secretly struggled with anorexia.
In this season’s music video, the contenders are spotlighted in vignettes that portray different types of bullying. The shoot appears to have been pretty intense.
The Glee Project airs tonight on Oxygen at 10 pm.
Cory Monteith mentors the Top 11
Extended Sneak Peek – Contenders Talk About Their Experiences with Bullying
Music Video – Everybody Hurts