The Glee Project

Building on the success of the award-winning, international sensation Glee, Sliceembarks on a musical rollercoaster of a competition with The Glee Project premiering Sunday, June 26 at 9pm ET/6pmPT.

After being selected from over 40,000 applicants, 12 talented contenders vie for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a seven episode guest-starring role on the smash-hit Glee.

The 10-episode competition series kicks off the season with a special two-hour premiere event that showcases the behind-the-scenes casting of the talented top 12 through to the first contender to be sent home.

“On the heels of Glee’s huge success, fans will be thrilled about this new project coming to SliceTM,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The unparalleled opportunity offered to the winner of The Glee Project will have fans cheering on the hopeful contenders as they get closer to fulfilling one rising stars’ dream of being on Glee.”

In the special two-hour June 26th premiere the contenders are given their first Glee Project assignment and the chance to showcase their talent for the judges. The winner of this assignment is awarded one-on-one time with this week’s guest mentor Darren Criss (Glee’s Blaine). Glee’s casting director Robert Ulrich, choreographer Zach Woodlee, and vocal producer Nikki Anders, join The Glee Project as mentors and in this episode help the contenders prepare for the main challenge – performing Katy Perry’s Firework. The pressure mounts as the mentors announce bottom three contenders and challenge them to a final performance in front of Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, who determines who will be called back and who will be sent home.

Each week the contenders’ skills are put to the test as they work tirelessly to impress the judges and remain in the running for the chance at being on Glee. From Ryan Murphy, the co-creator and Emmy winning executive producer of Glee, The Glee Project uncovers and trains a uniquely talented group of professional and amateur performers all pursuing the same dream – a shot at stardom.