The Glee Project Episode 6 Recap

Can you believe that after last night we are officially half way there?? With six contenders down, and six still left battling for the dream role on GLEE, the competition is getting harder than ever.

This week’s theme was “Tenacity”. The mentors wanted the contenders to prove that they were fearless, and could tackle anything that they threw at them… literally. We all knew this moment was coming, and finally it was time for the contenders to get slushied! And who better to do it than this week’s guest mentor Max Adler (GLEE’s Dave Karofsky)? Playing a bully isn’t easy, especially when you’re such a sweet guy! The contenders loved hanging out with Max, and all tried to impress him in the homework assignment. They totally rocked La Roux’s “Bulletproof”, and Max was impressed by their energy and commitment. But when he had to pick, Max chose Marissa as the challenge winner.


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That meant that Marissa got a one-on-one session with the GLEE star, and was honored to be the first one to get slushied. Max was a gentleman and offered her some goggles for the first time, but Marissa was brave and took the plunge bare-faced!

The group number this week was a mash-up of David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” and “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. Not only were the vocals complex, but the choreography was pretty freakin’ difficult! Believe it or not, the contenders had to perform all the dance moves backwards, and it was not an easy task. Of course the contenders gave it their best shot, and the music video turned out really well!


After the shoot, it was time to once again reveal the bottom three. The mentors struggled, but ultimately decided to put up Alex, Marissa, and Cameron up for a Last Chance Performance before GLEE creator Ryan Murphy. They felt that Alex wasn’t really “on” and giving it his all, that Marissa wasn’t as fully committed as she usually was, and that Cameron didn’t handle the shoot well having to call ‘cut’ due to slushie-thermia.


For their Last Chance Performances the contenders got to perform their audition songs, and could not be more thrilled about it – after all, these are the songs they know best!

Alex blew off the roof with his rendition of “And I Am Telling You” in full out drag, and Cameron, singing his original song “Love Can Wait”, reminded the judges why they fell in love with him in the first place. Marissa, despite being in the bottom three for the first time and having won the challenge earlier in the week, did not knock Ryan off his chair with her version of “Hate On Me”. Ryan liked Marissa and acknowledged her talent, but thought her performance wasn’t focused enough. And so, Marissa became the sixth contender to go home.


Next week is “sexuality” week, and things are going to get steamy hot! Joining the contenders next week are Mark Salling (GLEE’s Noah “Puck” Puckerman) and Ashley Fink (GLEE’s Lauren Zizes) who mentor them on this sensual subject. Boundaries are crossed, crushes are crushed, and a contender turns the tables on the judges. You won’t want to miss this next breath-stopping episode of The Glee Project, which airs next Sunday July 31st, at 9/8c, only on Oxygen.

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