'The Glee Project' premiere: Meet Matheus Fernandes and the other hopefuls


Appearing on "Glee" in a recurring gig was a life-changing opportunity for stars like Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, and Naya Rivera, and now Oxygen's "The Glee Project" is giving twelve hopefuls that same once-in-a-lifetime chance. One of the contestants on "The Glee Project," which premieres Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. on Oxygen, is Matheus Fernandes, a 20-year-old singer from Brazil. "I actually came here when I was 12," Matheus says of his move to Atlanta, GA. "It's been 8 years since I've been here."He'd never put much stock into singing until he joined a choir class in middle school. "Music is so universal. People sing when they're sad, when they're happy, everything, and it kind of brings everybody together," he says. "That's what I like about 'Glee,' because there are so many people of different shapes and sizes coming together for music."Matheus stands at 4'9", but when he sought out a doctor's opinion for...



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