If you watched the “Glee Project” this summer, then you witnessed an immensely talented young man named Cameron Mitchell essentially throw away an opportunity of a lifetime (I’m not dogging the guy–he was my pick to win it all following the first episode). Citing personal values and religion (amongst other things, he didn’t want to kiss a girl that wasn’t his girlfriend), Cameron eliminated himself from the competition.
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Despite the pleas by producer Ryan Murphy to stay.
So what’s the deal now? Does Cameron have any shot at “Glee” despite his decision to give up on the “Glee Project?”
The answer? Yes and no. Murphy isn’t closing the door on Mitchell (which is pretty remarkable, because usually when you quit a reality show, you’re black-balled forever). In a recent interview with reporters, Murphy was asked if Mitchell might get a shot to act opposite Lea Michele and Cory Montieth in season 3.
“Not this year,” Murphy responded.
Nothing earth shattering here, but as Jim Carrey said in “Dumb and Dumber”: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!”
With the four contestants who actually won the “Glee Project,” Murphy has created their parts and shooting is already underway. Damian McGinty, for example, will have ties to Brittany S. Pierce.
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“[Damian] is a foreign exchange student who is shacking up with Brittany and she of course believes he is to be a leprechaun with magical powers.”
You gotta love how Murphy is really trying hard to crown Brittany “the dumbest television character of all-time.”
To the left, view a YouTube video of Cameron Mitchell showing off his vocal talent.
In Boston, “Glee” begins September 20th on FOX.
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