August 22nd, 2011
06:33 PM ET
Not one, not two, but all four of the finalists from "The Glee Project" have been offered the chance to appear on Fox's series "Glee," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen both took the top prize of landing a seven-episode arc on the show, but fellow finalists Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell say their two episodes a piece isn't anything to sneeze at.
"For the first time in my life I couldn’t say anything; I was speechless," Newell told THR of learning about the opportunity to guest star. "It’s a moment in my life that I’ll probably never forget because it was the only moment in my life that I was quiet for."
It's unknown what characters the four would play, but "Glee" co-creators Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy are already musing. McGinty would likely enter the series as a freshman, Brennan said, and perhaps Newell would have plenty of space to show off his vocals; Murphy has called him "the love child of Kurt and Mercedes."
As for Pearce, it's still up in the air, although the singer/actress wouldn't mind taking on Lea Michele's Rachel Berry as a rival...or perhaps playing her younger sis.
"A kid sister to Rachel would be hilarious," Pearce told THR. "It would be a dream. Lea has one of the most valued voices in the entertainment industry today....Sometimes the Rachel character isn’t one you always love but you always love to watch her sing... My own personal story is very much like hers, which is why I think it would be funny for me to play a Rachel character because I sort of am one already....Really anything that Ryan pulls out of his bag of magic I would be fine playing."
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