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If the creators of Glee are looking for new faces to bring into the fold then they’ve found it with The Glee Project.
Nineteen-year-old Samuel Larsen from Los Angeles and 18-year-old Damian McGinty of Derry City, Ireland, both won the inaugural season of the talent competition show where they each get a seven-episode arc on Glee.
The 10-week show put 12 contestants through a Glee bootcamp where they were critiqued on their singing, dancing, and acting.
The other finalists, Lindsay Pearce, 20, and Alex Newell, 18, didn’t go home losers. The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, was so impressed he decided to write them into two episodes of the show. Glee returns for its new season in September.