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Under the Dome
Aug 15 2012, 03:00 PM by Christine Montgomery
The season finale of The Glee Project is fast approaching, and there are only three contestants remaining. In the final episode of the season, the remaining hopefuls will pour their hearts into earning a remarkable seven episode guest-starring role on Glee. Earning this life changing opportunity will depend on who can rise to the occasion and show the Glee writing team they have what it takes to work alongside some of television's most famous faces.
In anticipation of the finale, we've put on our Gleek-caps and asked what makes the final three standout, and if they earn the role, what kind of character each contestant would play on Glee.
Contender #1: Ali
Background: The oldest of the final three, Ali lives in New York City where she graduated from Tisch School of the Arts with a specialization in theatre. Ali earns a living working as a signer and actor in NYC.
Glee-Factor: Paralyzed from the chest down since the age of two, Ali knows what it means to be a survivor. Her upbeat, can-do attitude would be an inspiration to people everywhere.
Possible Glee storyline: Ryan Murphy and the Glee writing team suggested in the episode Actability that Ali would play a great bad girl. Although this casting may seem a little against type at first glance - Ali is so sweet and bubbly - having all of her energy focused into a villain-type character would be amazing to watch. Think of a character with the cunning of Quinn and the Queen Bee persona of Santana. Her storyline would involve a rivalry with Santana.
What may sink her: Ali's personality is so vivacious it may prove a little difficult to tone down for the more nuanced scenes on Glee.
Contender #2: Blake
Background: Blake recently moved to Los Angeles to help fulfill his lifelong ambition of becoming a professional actor. In addition to working as a part-time parrot salesman, Blake also plays the drums and can juggle.
Glee-Factor: In The Glee Project episode Actability, one member of the Glee writing team suggested Blake may not have the misfit-factor it takes to be a real Gleek. However, those who have been watching the season can attest that Blake - a juggler and parrot salesman - is plenty quirky, his character is just a little subtle than some of the other Glee Project contestants.
Possible Glee storyline: His natural acting abilities and teen-dream looks lend themselves to a wide range of possible roles on Glee. Now that Finn has graduated, it may be time for McKinley High to have a new deeper-than-he-appears high school hunk (is it just a coincidence that Cory Monteith, like Blake, held several quirky day jobs, including a school bus driver, and Wal-Mart greeter?). However, I'd like to see Blake stretch his acting muscles and take on a more out of character role on Glee. Now that Blaine and Kurt's relationship is on the rocks, could Blake play the role of obstacle that keeps fated lovers apart?
What may sink him: Blake's subtly may be overshadowed by the strong personalities of his fellow The Glee Project cast members.
Contender #3: Aylin
Background: Aylin has been singing professionally for over 10 years. She is currently studying jazz vocal performance and has created her own female A Capella group.
Glee-Factor: Aylin's upbringing in a traditional Turkish family has given her the opportunity to question from an early age who she is and who she wants to be. Aylin deals with this negotiation with grace and maturity.
Possible Glee storyline: If chosen as The Glee Project winner, Aylin would most likely play a sort of hyper-real version of herself - a young woman attempting to figure out who she is while her identity is fragmented from her family's expectations of who she should be. Glee has yet to feature a Muslim character on the show, and her role could potentially become very inspiring. Think identity crisis à la Santana with the optimistic world view of Rachel.
What may sink her: Aylin may have the most powerful voice of the three remaining contestants, but are her acting abilities up to par with the demanding task of a seven episode arc?
Watch The Glee Project season finale Wednesday at 9.00 et/pt.