If you didn’t watch the season finale of The Glee Project, then what are you doing here? Did you somehow think we weren’t going to mention
Blank Blake won?
Yep, we didn’t even spoiler-alert it: Handsome Floridian Blake Jenner won himself a seven-episode arc on Glee, and sending challengers Ali Stoker and Aylin Bayramoglu to the losers’ circle.
Jenner—he’s even got a name perfectly suited to reality TV—won the judges’ heart with his last-chance performance of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be,” which apprently topped Stoker’s version of Wicked‘s “Popular” ( a show tune? what a shock!) and Bayramoglu’s take on “Rolling in the Deep.” (Adele, how original.)
It’s not a bad pick for executive producer Ryan Murphy, it’s just that choosing the cute white guy on a show where’s there’s been such diversity is kind of… annoying. Such a big deal was made about the inclusion of trans Tyler, gay Abraham, lesbian Dani and all the other contestants who embody the sense of otherness that Glee celebrates, that giving it to the guy who looks like he could get a part from Central Casting is a downer.
But he sure is pretty ain’t he? (Plus, he has a gay brother!)