Little People, Big Divas (This Is NOT Becoming A GLEE Blog!)

Well, it was bound to happen, and last night it did.  Little cutie pie Matheus Fernandes was sent packing by evil Ryan Murphy.   I was shocked, especially after the “let’s all work as a team” speech Murphy gave concerning Alex’s dissing of Matheus’ hitting the high notes ability.  I totally thought Alex would be let go and he was in the bottom last week.  Matheus, however, has been in the bottom a lot and I have to ask myself why?  He would be a perfect character for the show, he would wow audiences, but maybe he would annoy them, I just don’t know.  Murphy’s constant note to Matheus was “be sexier” or “be more of a leading man” which the latter is sort of silly if you consider how GLEE has evolved.  Yes, Chris Colfer received his second straight Emmy nomination last week, but in the end, the show is about coming together as a team, yet Kurt Hummel is the kind of unique character Murphy is looking for on The Glee Project
Last night’s episode “Pairability” was weird on all sorts of levels.  The initial challenge involved the competitors pairing up to perform Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” (it’s also been on the show) and Matheus and Alex were paired together, oh boy?  Let’s have a look, oh and I apologize for the volume, it was the best copy I could find, so crank it down a little bit:
If you thought that was odd, here’s what happened when Hannah and Alex teamed up for their music video for “Nowadays”:
Alex has his faults, but he is the under the radar contender, however, was it fair to make him go drag, though I’m sure he didn’t mind?  What is now getting on my nerves is this guy is becoming the nerdy, yet sexy contender
 When Cameron was in Egypt’s land indeed.  I beg of you if you still haven’t seen The Glee Project, check it out Sunday nights at 9E/8C on Oxygen–yes that channel made the cut in my basic cable (whew!)–and if just can’t wait or you are bored, hulu has the first 4 episodes available to watch, same scenario on Oxygen’s site, just go to “full episodes” and select The Glee Project, and I’m sure this week’s will be posted soon. 

I Love The Glee Project!

If you are having massive Glee withdrawals, fret no more, Oxygen’s The Glee Project is the fix to tide you over until this fall.  One sidebar, creator Ryan Murphy announced last week, when season 3 ends, he will graduate some of the cast members…yes, it’s happening.  The goal of The Glee Project isn’t necessarily to fill the impending void, but to give one of now 10 hopefuls a 7-episode arc next season.  I wasn’t planning on watching the show at first, it airs on Sunday nights, which for me, are booked solid; I really don’t know how I will go on after The Killing‘s unsatisfying season finale; will we ever know who killed Rosie Larsen? and better yet, will we even care by next March?!? 
First of all, if I didn’t love Ryan Murphy enough, I love him even more seeing his critiques on The Glee Project.  He reminds of one of my assistant band directors from high school (I love you Ketih Guier!) and he knows exactly what he wants for his hit show, characters!  I would say the majority of the competitors hit the nail right on the head.  You have the flamboyant male diva (Alex, and he’s sassy!, love him!), you have the regular diva (Lindsey, who the other girls hate!), you have an Irish dude (Damian, that’s really his name), you have the “Rock of Ages” wannabe (Samuel, dredlocks!), you have the nerdy, sensitive type (Cameron), and you have the WHITE big girl (Hannah, I’m rooting for her!)
Last, but not least, you have the short one, no, I mean really short, 4’9″ to be exact.  Meet 19-year-old Matheus Fernandes from Atlanta, GA.
Oh my goodness!  I admire him and I hope he makes it further in the competition.  I wish I could pull up the clip from this week when Murphy, after seeing Matheus and now departed competitor, Ellis Wylie, critique them, he said “…it’s like attack of the little cutie pies…”  I lost it!  Just some other primer, the competitors work with the entire Glee team to dance, sing, and to finally shoot a big group number and each week, a guest judge works individually with the winner of the “group sing in the band room” portion at the beginning.  At the end of each episode, the competitors perform Avril Lavigne’s “Keep Holding On” with the latest one not called back; it’s kind of cheesy.  However, please check out The Glee Project Sunday nights at 9E/8C on Oxygen.