Glee Project Books Lea Michele as Guest Mentor

Time to Gleek out — Lea Michele will serve as a guest mentor in The Glee Project‘s Season 2 premiere.

Michele, who is the first of the show’s Season 2 guests to be revealed, broke the good news herself via Twitter over the weekend, but Oxygen officially made the announcement on Monday morning.

Glee stars were a regular fixture during Glee Project‘s first season. Among the McKinley High regulars who guest mentored the contestants were Darren Criss, Harry Shum Jr., Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale.

Season 2 of The Glee Project began filming this week in Los Angeles, and will air on Oxygen in Summer 2012.

Comments (19)

  • Can her ego stand the possibility that some of them may be better actresses than she is?

    Comment by Josh – January 23, 2012 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh stop. She is very complementary of other people. Just cause she is confident and isn’t afraid to show it doesn’t mean she is all ego.

      Comment by Dan – January 23, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not Lea’s ego we should be worried about, it’s Rachel Berry’s. Bitch is crazy.

      Comment by Russ – January 23, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Even Rachel isn’t that bad. Her over the top stuff is for comedic effect. In the end Rachel is a pretty caring person, a person who has reached out to many people even when they have hurt her.

        Comment by Linny – January 23, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And what are you basing this on? Do you dine with her on occasion? It makes no sense to be so hostile towards somebody that you don’t now and have no basis for making these judgments about.

    Comment by John Berggren – January 23, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is basing it on what he pulled out of his own ass.

      Comment by Kim – January 23, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lets see I have seen many past and present cast mates call her very professional and inspiring. Sounds like a good mentor to me.

    Comment by Lona – January 23, 2012 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’ll be a great mentor she has tons of experience and is very supportive of her cast mates.

    Comment by Jenny – January 23, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it is hilarious how people are alaways ready to hate lea michele when the people who works with her only have praises for this girl, yeah the cast of glee hates her so much that they spend their free time and hollydays with her.
    leave her alone people

    Comment by haters gonna hate – January 23, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great choice. Getting the better actors and singers form the show to mentor them will help kick start the show. Also I love that she is a strong confident young woman who is proud of herself. So even though there are a lot of ignorant people out there she stays true herself. Go have fun on the red carpet and continue to work hard. You don’t have to apologize for being talented and driven.

    Comment by Kelly J – January 23, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • PREACH on everything you said

      Comment by best words – January 23, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well said. It’s sad how many people confuse the character with the person. I guess that just shows how talented she is. Rachel is outwardly self-centered and over the top because she’s hiding some very deep insecurities. Lea, as a person, has probably had all of those insecurities at one time or another (most performers do) but has worked through them but knows how to channel them into Rachel’s character. If you’re going to hate, hate Rachel (even though she doesn’t really deserve it either), not Lea.

      And as several have already said, her cast mates have nothing but good to say about her. The Official Glee YouTube channel posted a really nice video last week of Amber Reilly talking about Lea and what an inspiration she is.

      Comment by LC – January 23, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s all fine, but I wanted the bromance that is Dameron to be the inaugural judges of Season 2.

    Comment by Dexter Q – January 23, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • seriously so excited for this! :D I think she will be a fantastic mentor. Lea is a great inspiration.

    Comment by Larissa – January 23, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a good sign. I loved the first season but they clearly couldn’t book Glee’s best to mentor them. The biggest name they got was Darren Criss. I mean, I love Bieste and all but Dot and Idina Menzel? Seriously?

    Comment by Captain – January 23, 2012 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know why anyone would assume she is self centered or has a huge ego, I’ve seen some interviews and she seems perfectly fine to me, grounded even. Plus she’s really good friends with everyone in the cast… you can tell they all like each other and hang out even when not on the set.. I don’t think anyone would wanna be friends with her if she was a self important “diva”.

    Comment by ana muller – January 23, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please Lea is confident and a bit big and bold. So tired of confident women being labeled bitches or divas., while men are applauded for the same. Keep doing what you are doing Lea. I guess I’ll have to watch at least one epsidoe of the glee project.

    Kids are lucky to have such a mentor as Lea.

    Comment by Kizzy – January 23, 2012 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love lea michel, rachel and finchel!

    Comment by tylor – January 27, 2012 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad they finally got lea to mentor the contestants!! She would definitely be a great help, after all she is the biggest star of this show!

    Comment by Jessalyn – February 5, 2012 12:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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