“The Glee Project” finale is almost here, and just like every other season in the past when it comes to this show (even if there has only been two of them), we are getting an opportunity Tuesday to see all of the contestants return for one final performance together.
While it’s always nice to see some old friends, there’s also no question that for two contestants in Aylin Bayramoglu and Charlie Lubeck that this reunion may mean something more.
"I'll be very honest, when Dani had the idea to make the video I was nervous.
I worried that this was another way for someone to put me in a box.
Then I realized I felt even stronger knowing this is another way to help people see beyond the box! I can say now, I feel like I got my fairytale."My only (very minor) complaint about this video?
He has been performing for 15 years and earned his BFA in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He once performed in an alley in Vienna, Austria, which was part of his senior year choir tour through Europe. Although life has often been a social struggle for him, he feels that he would not be where he is today without the support of his “team of superheroes” – the friends and family that constantly provide love and encouragement.
Charlie originally auditioned for The Glee Project at the New York City open casting call.Dani Shay and Ali Stroker were two of my favorite contestants on "The Glee Project" Season 2, but it wasn't until they released their "One" music video this week (premiered via Grammy-nominated band fun.'s LGBTQ non-profit organization, the Ally Coalition) that I discovered they are a real-life couple.Yes, the showmance between contestants Charlie Lubeck and Aylin Bayramoglu got plenty of Season 2 screen time, but little did I know back then that Dani and Ali were quietly falling in love behind the scenes. They seem so smitten with each other in "One," and more importantly, the video features music with a message."Over a year ago I met Dani at the 'Glee Project' callbacks.We connected in a way I have never connected with anyone in my life.It was never about gender or my wheelchair or the number of You Tube hits.It was always about the feeling that I felt when I was around her," Ali writes in her blog about the video.