"Glee" Stars Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley Will Be Guest Mentors on "The Glee Project"

By Michael Gioia
June 8, 2012

"Glee" stars Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley have joined the lineup of guest mentors on the second season of Oxygen Network's "The Glee Project," according to the Hollywood Reporter.



As previously reported, Samuel Larsen, who tied with Damian McGinty in the first season of "The Glee Project," will be the guest mentor in the second episode, "Dance-ability," which will air June 12. Cory Monteith will appear on the June 19 episode, "Vulnerability," and Naya Rivera will be seen on the June 26 episode, "Sexuality."

The show, which kicked off June 5 with Spring Awakening's Lea Michele as the guest mentor, features 14 young performers competing for a multi-episode guest-starring role on Fox's "Glee." "Glee" co-producer Ryan Murphy has confirmed that this season's "Glee Project" will only feature one winner as compared to last season's tie.

During the 11-week run of the series, according to Oxygen, "'The Glee Project' contenders will be narrowed down through intensive rounds of workshops, singing, dancing and acting-based assignments as the creative forces of ‘Glee’ carefully assess who has what it takes to be one of the next new faces of the award-winning show. Murphy will once again join casting director Robert Ulrich and choreographer and 'Glee' co-producer Zach Woodlee in the final deliberations of each installment of the series. Vocal coach Nikki Anders, who mentored the contenders on-air in season one, joins the judging panel in season two each week as a permanent member. Additionally, continuing with the format of season one, 'Glee' series regulars will appear on 'The Glee Project' as guest mentors."

Winners of the first season of "The Glee Project," McGinty and Larsen, were featured on the third season of "Glee" as foreign-exchange student Rory Flanagan and religious transfer student Joe Hart, respectively. The runner-up contestants of the reality series, Alex Newell and Lindsay Pearce, were given a two-episode spotlight on "Glee."

To meet the contestants of "The Glee Project," click here.