Samuel Larsen (119) from California and Damian McGinty (18) from Northern Ireland, were last night announced as joint winners of The Glee Project. Their reward is a seven-part storyline each in the third season of the hit Fox network show, Glee.
But there was unexpected good news for beaten finalists Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell. They were also rewarded with a Glee storyline, each lasting two episodes.
Ryan Murphy, who created Glee, was a guest judge on The Glee Project finale.
The finalists had to sing the iconic song Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. That was their homework assignment and all four Glee Project finalists had obviously worked hard on it.
The Glee Project finalists then had to tackle Pink’s song, Raise Your Glass in the final music video assignment.
It was a close run contestant and in the end Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty could not be separated. It seems everyone – viewers and judges alike – wants to see more of Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell too. So we can look forward to them appearing on our screens in the third series of Glee.
Executive producer of The Glee Project, Michael Davies also recently said that the chances of this show also returning for a second series were high. He said he was incredibly confident that would happen due to the popularity of the show and the caliber of the contestants.
A second season of The Glee Project has not yet been picked up but Davies revealed at the Television Critics’ Association that they are in talks about that right now and there has already been a lot of planning done.
Glee returns to our TV screens on September 20 on Fox.