How It’s New York: Well, recapping with intent fits in the life of a busy New Yorker. OK, it’s a stretch. but seriously, lots of us have totally gotten out of the habit of watching TV in real time.
How It’s Irish: Celtic Thunder’s Damian McGinty is still from Derry. They’ve stopped subtitling him, which bodes well.
For our first post about the show and its rules, go here.
|Damian and Hannah|
Last week, Cameron quit the show out of religious scruples. Well, partly, he also quit because he didn’t want it enough and wasn’t used to acting and said as much. Showrunner Ryan Murphy, for some reason, informed Cameron that his quitting had saved Damian, who would have been cut, and then Cameron thought it a good idea to tell all the other kids. And on the not called back list they showed Damian’s name, crossed out, with Cameron written beneath.
I didn’t buy this. did you? I mean, seriously. The talk on the blogosphere is that Damian’s been picked to win and this is part of his underdog arc. Of course there are also conflicting spoilers– Damian’s sharing an apartment with Cameron in LA (does that mean he won?); Damian’s taking a driving test in Ireland (does that mean he lost?). We’ll just have to wait and see.
But to cut to the chase: Damian survived Episode 8 ( you can watch the episode here). Not only did he survive, he didn’t even have to sing a last chance number! Woo hoo!
So here’s the Damian report (and the music video!) from The Glee Project:
Damian talks about what happened last week, saying “talk about the luck of the Irish.” OK, he’s a team player, pretending that he nearly got axed. This week’s challenge, they learn, is “Believability: Be Real.”
|Damian and Cameron|
Our Damian of the sparkly eyes is the first talking head, and he talks about how Cameron was his “best mate” and he’s sorry he left.
The guest star is Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina on the show. She listens to the group singinging “True Colors” to demonsrate their vulnerability. I’ve always liked this song– they use it really well in the Broadway show Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, too. I remember the music video from Cyndi Lauper and the feathers and Indian drumming before and after and still don’t know what it means. I think it might be a candidate for the Literal Music Video project…
Damian admits he’s nervous about the scene. He finds it hard to sit still, and “not in a good way, I can’t dance,” he says which is cute. He also says he hops to god his eyebrows don’t start dancing. During the shoot the directors make fun of his twitchy eyebrows.
Copyright 2011 New York Irish Arts