Gleeks and others who hope to be a part of the McKinley High show choir may submit an audition video at myspace.com/gleeauditions through April 26. The auditioner must be between the ages of 16 and 26; auditions are open to professionals and amateurs.
In the video, the auditioner should explain why he or she would like to be on the show and sing one of ten hit songs from the show’s soundtrack. According to the show’s MySpace page, the song list from which auditioners may select includes “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Gold Digger (Radio Version),” “True Colors,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Hate On Me,” “Rehab,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Keep Holding On” and “Lean on Me.”
According to FOX notes, “Performances must be either a capella 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.”
Although only half of its first-season episodes have aired, “Glee” has already received a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical), a Screen Actors Guild Award for the cast’s ensemble work, and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
The second half of “Glee”’s first season begin airing new episodes April 13 (9:28-10:30 PM ET) after “American Idol” on Fox. In the meantime, you can view several episodes that have already aired on fox.com and hulu.com.
Here’s a short video in which Tony nominee and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison encourages auditioners to show their stuff:
— Thomas Peter