Finally! Open auditions for ‘Glee’ are happening, online

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Back in January, ‘Glee’ dangled a sparkly carrot in front of fans everywhere: There would be open auditions for three new roles in the show’s Season 2 cast.

Fans got excited. Actually, fans’ brains exploded. Fans stopped by our first blog post again and again and again to ask how they could audition for ‘Glee.’ How was this whole thing going to work? Fox, um, took a while to answer. And we had nothing -- until now.

Starting Tuesday and running through April 26, performers can submit an audition video through the ‘Glee’ audition MySpace page to get in the running for roles to be ‘featured’ in Season 2 of the Fox show.

There are rules. You can submit once only, and the tape should include personal statement -- one minute maximum -- and a song performance. It’s just you in the video, and, well, you’d better not be naked, cussing or doing anything illegal. Before you start uploading that video you’ve been working on for months now, check out the audition song list. And please don’t go changing up the songs, OK? Do be aware that by submitting you pretty much give Fox all rights to use your performance for all eternity for free. It’s all there in the fine print.


The tunes might sound familiar: ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ from ‘Dreamgirls,’ the radio version of ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West, ‘Rehab’ by Amy Winehouse, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by the Rolling Stones, ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ by REO Speedwagon, ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ by Barbra Streisand, ‘Hate on Me’ by Jill Scott, ‘Keep Holding On’ by Avril Lavigne, ‘Lean on Me’ by Bill Withers and ‘True Colors’ by Phil Collins.

One thing isn’t new: Auditions are open to singers 16 through 26 only.

(Translated: ‘I’m 14 but OMG people tell me I totally look 16' is not the same as ‘Here’s my ID with a date of birth that proves I’m chronologically 16 and able to work under the laws that apply to 16-year-olds.’ One exception: ‘I’ll be 16 by April 26, 2010' will fly.)

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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