Is 'The Glee Project' Too Much 'Glee'?
SodaHead TV 2011/01/14 19:00:00
As if having more hit singles than the Beatles wasn't enough, now "Glee" is setting out to conquer the world of reality television with an "American Idol"-esque program that will document tens of thousands of hopeful Gleeks as they attempt to secure a guest spot on the show.
But producer Dante Di Loreto wants to make it clear that "The Glee Project" will not exploit or tear down its contestants in "Idol" fashion.
Reuters quoted him as saying, "We are not trying to make complex challenges that make fun of people. We are not trying to make them jump through hoops without cause. The mentoring process is really key. It is about giving them the tools to be better performers."
The grand prize, a seven-episode spot on the next season of "Glee," got over 40,000 fans to audition. Reuters reports that they've narrowed it down to 85 contestants so far, and will have 12 finalists when the project airs in June.
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