With 28,000 auditions, 18 million video views and 85 million gold stars already given to the hopefuls, the response to the GLEE open casting call on MySpace has been so overwhelming that the submission window is being extended by one day starting today, Wednesday, April 28 at 12:00 PM PST, and closing tomorrow, Thursday, April 29 at 11:59 AM PST. Now even more amateur and professional performers will have the opportunity to submit an audition video exclusively on MySpace at myspace.com/gleeauditions. That means if you haven’t submitted your audition video yet, then you still have time!
Videos must feature an explanation about why the auditioner wants to be on GLEE as well as a demonstration of his/her stellar singing ability by performing one of 10 GLEE hits, including “True Colors,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Lean on Me.” Performances must be either a cappella or with single instrument accompaniment via MySpace Karaoke or by uploading their own pre-recorded videos. Audition videos must be limited to five minutes in length – a one-minute introduction and a four-minute song – and are limited to one submission per person. Visit myspace.com/gleeauditions for more information, song list and additional rules.
Television’s most award-winning new series is also the highest-rated new scripted series of the season among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. GLEE was recently honored with a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. The music from GLEE is an international sensation with “Glee: The Music, Volume 1” and “Glee: The Music, Volume 2” topping charts in Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. In the U.S., over 5 million songs have been downloaded, and both albums have been certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 units. Additionally, GLEE dominates as the Madonna themed mini-album soars to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart with an incredible 98,000 copies sold in its first week.
The next all-new episode of GLEE airs Tuesday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX and features special guest appearances by Olivia Newton-John and Molly Shannon.
GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer.
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