The BEST Episodes of The Glee Project

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2020

Network: Oxygen

From Ryan Murphy, the creator and Emmy award winning executive producer of "Glee," comes a groundbreaking 10-episode competition series, "The Glee Project" which finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on "Glee." From thousands of entries, and an exhaustive nationwide talent search, the series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom.


#1 - Glee-ality

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 21, 2011

In the season finale, the final four contestants face-off to win their dream role on Glee.

star 8.61
142 votes

#2 - Vulnerability

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2011

The contestants muts tap into their vulnerable sides in order to perform a memorable rendition of "Mad World."

star 8.35
147 votes

#3 - Generosity

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 14, 2011

Kevin McHale makes an appearance when the remaining players' generosity is assessed. In addition, the homework assignment of My Chemical Romance's 'Sing' is boosted by the arrival of surprise guests. This week's music video will a mash-up of 'Defying Gravity' and 'Lean on Me'.

star 8.24
91 votes

#4 - Tenacity

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2012

Tenacity Week. Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones on Glee) guest mentors as the contestants perform their homework assignment: Survivor by Destiny's Child. The contestants then have to show their tenacity by filming a physically demanding shoot in one take for a music video of Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor.

star 7.97
88 votes

#5 - Theatricality

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2011

Idina Menzel guest mentors; the contenders sing Twisted Sister's ``We're Not Gonna Take It'; someone has their first kiss.

star 7.84
143 votes

#6 - GLEE-ality

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 14, 2012

Glee-ality! The final episode of Season 2. Chris Kolfer (Kurt Hummel on Glee) guest mentors as the last remaining contestants are joined by some special guests to perform their homework assignment: You Can't Stop The Beat from Hairspray. They then film a high school prom themed music video for Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae before performing their final last chance performances of their own song choices for Ryan Murphy, the writers and several cast members of Glee, and the previously eliminated contestants. Ryan Murphy then selects the winner of The Glee Project season 2. Wooo!

star 7.83
147 votes

#7 - Tenacity

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 24, 2011

The contestants must prove to the mentors that they are tenacious enough to perform a mash-up song.

star 7.76
62 votes

#8 - Sexuality

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 31, 2011

With only 6 Contenders left it's time to see who can portray their sexuality the best. The winner of this week's challenge will get to work with both Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman) and Ashley Fink (Lauren Zizes). A shock at elimination causes a lot of surprise and disappointment.

star 7.75
144 votes

#9 - Romanticality

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2012

Daniel Criss (Blaine on Glee) guest mentors “Romanticality” week. The 6 contestants break into 3 couples to perform the homework assignment: singing More Than Words by Extreme, then form another 3 couples for the music video: We Found Love by Rihanna.

star 7.71
116 votes

#10 - Believability

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 2011

Jenna Ushkowitz is on hand in a challenge that appraises the contestants' ability to be believable. The group also performs 'The Only Exception'.

star 7.69
85 votes

#11 - Fearlessness

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2012

Fearlessness week. Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester on Glee) guest mentors as the contestants perform their homework assignment: Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & The Boyz, then they film a music video for the song mash up of Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar and One Way Or Another by Blondie.

star 7.69
173 votes

#12 - Pairability

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

The remaining eight contestants are paired up in a challenge that demands cooperation: singing duets.

star 7.67
116 votes

#13 - Individuality

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2011

The 12 finalist perform Katy Perry's "Firework"' for individuality week; a contender will get one-on-one time with Darren Criss.

star 7.57
192 votes

#14 - Theatricality

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2012

Theatricality week. Grant Gustin (Sebastian Smythe on Glee) guest mentors as the contestants perform their homework assignment of I Hope I Get It from A Chorus Line, then film a music video for When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls.

star 7.54
122 votes

#15 - Vulnerability

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2012

For Vulnerability week Corey Monteith (Finn Hudson in Glee) guest mentors as the contestants perform the homework assignment: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson, then the contestants film a music video for Everybody Hurts by REM.

star 7.53
183 votes
Dance Ability

#16 - Dance Ability

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2011

The remaining contestants must show off their best moves when they are judged on their ability to dance.

star 7.53
116 votes

#17 - Actability

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 7, 2012

Actability Week. Dianna Agron (Quinn on Glee) is guest mentor as the 5 remaining contestants perform their homework assignment: Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. Afterwards the contestants show their acting skills by improvising scenes for a fictitious movie trailer, then give a last chance performance for Ryan Murphy and the writing crew of Glee.

star 7.41
114 votes

#18 - Individuality

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2012

Individuality is the theme for the first episode of season 2 of The Glee Project. Lea Michelle (Rachelle Barry in Glee) watches the 14 contestants perform Born This Way by Lady Gaga, as each contestant demonstrates their individuality. Lea chooses her favourite for a mentoring session, while everybody lays down vocals in the studio, learns choreography, and then films a music video for the song Here I Go Again by Whitesnake. The contestants deemed to be the bottom 3 have to do a last chance performance for Ryan Murphy.

star 7.40
208 votes

#19 - Sexuality

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2012

Sexuality week. Naya Rivera (Santana on Glee) guest mentors as the contestants perform their homework assignment song: I Wanna Sex You Up by Colour Me Badd, then film a music video for a song mash up of Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 and Milkshake by Kelis.

star 7.39
120 votes

#20 - Dance-ability

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2012

Season one winner Samuel Larsen (Joseph on Glee) guest mentors “Dance-ability” week. A passionate kiss spurs jealousy as the group performs LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem".

star 7.29
127 votes

#21 - Adaptability

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 3, 2012

Adaptability week. Kevin McHale guest mentors as the contestants perform their homework assignment song: You Outta Know by Alanis Morrisette, then film a music video for Price Tag by Jessie J.

star 6.85
115 votes