“The Glee Project” Recap (2.03): “Vulnerability”

For those of you who are still upset over Dani Shay being unjustly cut from The Glee Project last week, before starting this week’s proper recap I’d like to point you in the direction of a new music video Dani recently uploaded called “Girl or Boy.”

 

It addresses the question she’s so frequently asked: “Are you a boy or a girl?” Thank you to the lovely Polkadotwings who included this song in the comments of last week’s recap! Her introduction to the song, the message of the song itself, and her adorable smile throughout it are all fan-freaking-tastic. Take three minutes of your day to watch this video and it will make your day better, I promise!

But now, let’s get to what we’re here for: what’s going on with the contestants we’ve got left this week! Crossing my fingers for a lot of Nellie action.

We start this episode with Robert introducing the week’s theme, which is vulnerability. The Glee Project kids at this point must be trained to act absurdly excited about absolutely any announcement, because as soon as the word vulnerability leaves Robert’s lips about half of them jump up and down and yell excitedly. Small question, kids, do you know what vulnerability means? Because I have a feeling by the end of the episode y’all aren’t going to be as pumped about it.

The homework song for this week is Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and there is a bit of bickering between our peeps as they divide up lines. People seem very possessive of the one single line they each get to sing. Lily says her competitive edge has gone up a notch since she was in the bottom three last week. Uh oh. This all seems ominous.

As we prepare to view their performance of Miss Clarkson’s tune, we are also introduced to the guest mentor this week. It’s Cory Monteith! Finn! Yeah, let’s all feel slightly let down. Whoo, I guess?

I must say that I have always been a Kelly Clarkson fan and I love this song. But disappointingly, my lukewarm Finn-induced emotions only continued during their performance of it. Their singing sounded pretty great — especially Nellie! — but I feel they took the vulnerability theme to translate to “standing around looking dejected and then slowly moving to a group hug while giving lots of meaningful looks.” I mean, I guess it looked vulnerable? But vulnerable doesn’t always have to necessarily mean sad, and I feel like there are some really great dancing-your-heart-out opportunities in this song, as well. You can do both!

I may just be a little whineypants though, because Cory and Robert are full of praise. The highest praise of all goes to this week’s homework winner: Nellie! Yes! You are so cute!

She’s all, “Aw, me?” Yes, you! I like your face!

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