This week’s theme was vulnerability. I loved this episode because this was the first time you got to actually get to know some of the kids who were quiet before this. They brushed on the subject of bullying which is a huge issue right now for kids everywhere. Anyways, I will start off with the elimination…typical Ryan Murphy move, no one got voted off. I figured they would have a freebie week just because Taryn left abruptly. I kind of thought they would save it for later in the season but—oh well.
The homework assignment song this week was “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson. Charlie did not look excited about this, I think because he is tired of singing poppy songs. Get used to it Charlie- its Glee. Aylin and Lily got into a little fight because they both wanted the same lines in the song. They were at a standstill and both commented that they were “rubbing each other the wrong way.” Aylin ended up with the line- power move. Nellie ended up being the homework winner, picked by…. Cory Monteith! I will say that he looked ah-mazing.
The Music Video
The music video is “Everybody Hurts” by REM. The kids get deep and talk about their personal experience with bullying. Tyler got bullied because he is half black, half Jewish transgendered, Shanna’s mom was a druggie, Abraham has two moms, Blake walked away from a bullying situation that he could have stopped and felt guilty about it, Aylin was called a terrorist because she was one of the only Muslims at her school and Lily WAS a bully to others until she saw Mean Girls. Nellie shared that she was pulling from the anniversary of her older sister’s death to be vulnerable this episode. Both Ali and Mario did not do well in studio and received negative feedback. Mario was defensive and stood up to Nikki. During the video shoot, Nellie did not stand out as much as her bully counterparts did. The judges commented on Blake being a great actor. Michael is young, but he is learning quickly. Lily was having some maj issues with lip syncing. Charlie freaked everyone out by getting too into the bullying—he grabbed Mario’s cane away from him in the heat of his acting moment. I thought that the bottom 3 would be Charlie, Lily and Nellie, and in actuality the bottom 3 were Charlie, Lily, and Mario.
Last Chance Performances
Charlie was amazing. He sang “Fix You” by Coldplay and put his own spin on it. Ryan said that he is brave and inspired and seemed very impressed with him.
Lily did “Mercy” by Duffy and rocked it. She got vulnerable at the end and cried (she always cries) and Ryan liked that she showed that side of her.
Mario sang “Over the Rainbow” beautifully but was still defensive about how he needs to take notes better.
After seeing these, I had a feeling Ryan wouldn’t send anyone home… and I was right! It was a good week and I can’t wait for next week- Sexuality! Here is the music video for next week… looks amazing!!