Matheus on The Glee Project

I never imagined that something like this would happen.I think that something that sets me apart from the other contenders is the fact that I'm very much aware of what it’s really like to be bullied. The life of the kids from Glee and their experiences at McKinley High are very similar to what I went through in high school. Like them, despite all my differences, I feel I was born to sing and perform. I'm thankful that Glee came along, because it's the one show where I see others’ uniqueness being truly celebrated.

I was really excited when I saw who the top 12 were. I was already very close with a bunch of those people during callbacks earlier in the audition process. They're all wonderful and super talented. Cameron and I have been together through the whole process since our first audition in Dallas, so it's really cool to have been making it round after round right next to him.

For most of my life I used to be afraid to perform in front of people because of my insecurities, but I'm hoping to completely be fearless throughout this experience. That said, expect a lot of tears…happy ones for the most part. I never imagined that something like this would happen in my life.

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