Are you a musical theater nerd who watched the Fox (s NWS) series Glee this fall and thought to himself in a very Chorus Line-ish way, “I can do that?” Well, MySpace says put your money where your mouth is.
Beginning today through April 26, users of the social networking site can submit their auditions online for a nationwide open casting call for new cast members for Glee’s second season. It’s a nice meta touch, given that the show’s pilot featured a scene where Rachel (Lea Michele) records herself singing “On My Own” from Les Miserables and then posts it on MySpace (though the site player and layout seen on screen doesn’t totally match with MySpace’s.)
This isn’t the first use of MySpace as a talent search, but it’s undoubtedly a pretty exciting one for fans of the show. Auditionees are being asked to record a message saying why they want to be on Glee (cue brown-nosing) as well as a video of themselves performing. In addition, they must be between the ages of 16-26 and able to sing one of the following ten songs from Glee‘s past episodes:
“And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Dreamgirls
“Gold Digger” – Kanye West
“Rehab” – Amy Winehouse
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – The Rolling Stones
“Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Reo Speedwagon
“Don’t Rain on my Parade” – Barbra Streisand
“Hate on Me” – Jill Scott
“Keep Holding On” – Avril Lavigne
“Lean on Me” – Bill Withers
“True Colors” – Phil Collins
Pro tip: It will probably also help if you know how to sing. Good luck, and maybe see you next season!
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