Dani Shay is trying to win another talent competition.
The Florida folk-singer – who became a YouTube sensation by looking just like Justin Bieber – has auditioned to appear on season 2 of “The Glee Project.”
Dani submitted her audition video a few weeks ago. You can watch it here.
“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.”
Contestants are also asked to describe the biggest obstacle they have faced in life – even if it is something they have never shared publicly before.
“Being totally honest with myself, and others of course,” she says. “From the time I was young, I always felt I had to hide certain things that were taking place to not destroy my family. I was raised as a Mormon, so it was quite challenging coming out to my Mormon parents. But even still in my current relationship, this need to hide or protect things still comes up. But I feel like I am becoming more and more honest every day.”
Several thousand people have signed up for a chance to snag a role on the popular FOX series. Auditions are now closed.
We’ll keep you posted how Dani does. In the meantime, here is another look at her Top 48 performance form season six…