'The Glee Project': A Reality Success or Failure?

Critics have been predicting the demise of 'American Idol' and the singing competition for years now, despite all evidence to the contrary. The departure of Simon Cowell didn't kill 'Idol' after all, and our appetite for amateur vocalists being thrust into the sudden -- and often short-lived -- glare of the spotlight doesn't seem to have cooled. And then two seasons ago, fact was turned into fiction with the arrival of 'Glee.'
Now, the high school musical has created a reality spin-off that may nod its head to the competitive series than made room in our imaginations for a show like 'Glee,' but moves at a very different pace from the 'Idols' and 'Got Talents', which are essentially just modern variants on the variety show. 'The Glee Project' debuted in the US two weeks ago on Oxygen and starts up on Sunday June 26 on Slice in Canada. Read More...



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