The Glee Project: The Goal Is to Woo Ryan Murphy

Trying to describe what makes someone right for Glee might just be impossible. Just ask series casting director Robert Ulrich, who, on Oxygen's The Glee Project

(premiering June 12 at 9/8c), is tasked with recruiting a shiny new star for the high school musical from a pool of tens of thousands of rabid Gleeks.

Turns out the 12 finalists aren't necessarily the best singers, dancers or actors — though, certainly, having those skills helped. Rather, Ulrich says they all possess that difficult-to-pinpoint Glee spirit. Or, more to the point, they all have the potential to...


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