Congratulations to Dani Shay from season six, who is one of 14 contestants officially selected to compete on season two of “The Glee Project!”
The formal announcement came down minutes ago from the big wigs at Oxygen network, which will air the weekly competition beginning this sumer.
Per the official press release:
“Dani has been performing since she completed her very first talent competition in fifth grade and won second place. At age 16, after attending a theatre magnet program in High School, she started teaching herself how to play the guitar and write original songs, and has since written and independently released four albums and two singles. Dani made it on to the Top 48 of “America’s Got Talent” season six last year (2011), and gained a devoted following of online fans from doing so. She loves to mix up her acts with bits of comedy, rap, and audience participation. With such an independent attitude, Dani has expressed that she would want to play an androgynous female who bravely walks away from her Mormon upbringing if she ever got the opportunity to be on “Glee.” Dani originally auditioned for “The Glee Project” at the Nashville open casting call.”
The winner of the competition will win a multi-episode guest-starring role on the hit Fox musical series “Glee.”
In a video-taped interview last fall, Dani, 23, told producers:
“I feel like I have what it takes to compete for a role on ‘Glee’ because it is my dream to inspire people and to bring hope to the world,” she says in the 5:44 clip. “We are raised on the ‘don’t get your hopes up’ motto, which is bullshit. And I want to bring hope to the world using art and stories and acting and singing.”
Best of luck, Dani. We’ll be pulling for you!