And put them in their places just one more time.
These rankings are season long, and take EVERYTHING into account--talent, individual songs, acting, work ethic, etc. Basically, the way things should have worked out.
So let's get started, one last time.
No need to get into this again.
Best Moment: The infamous strip tease.
Worst Moment: The infamous strip tease.
Listen, Bryce fans, you can argue all you want about how well he's done outside of the show, but that's not important--I can only fairly judge him in the context of his brief stint on...you know what? Fuck it. The kid sucked coming out of the gate, and got cut for it. This is reality TV. Shit happens.
Best Moment: His acting in the 'Firework' video.
Worst Moment: His singing in the...show.
It hurts me to put her this low, but again, that's how this stuff works. McKynleigh, while certainly one of the better performers, was pretty much the worst of the bunch when it came to being a reality show contestant--blending into the background when she had all the right stuff to come out on top.
Best Moment: 'Last Name' performance--still stellar to this day.
Worst Moment: Terrified substitute acting in the 'Firework' video.
You guys, Damian SUCKED. Like, he was cute and charming, sure, but he couldn't act (well, he still can't) he has a very limited range of songs he sounds good singing, and he just really isn't all that spectacular a performer. Should have been kicked off way earlier in the competition, but his cuteness saw him through to the win.
Best Moment: "I WISH THAT I WAS JESSE'S GIRL!"
Worst Moment: Speaking English
Emily was, I think, definitely the best performer on this season, in a lot of ways--she knew exactly how to bring it, if not always how to sing it. I think there's such a thing as being too polished, and I think Emily here suffered from it a little bit--when they were looking for a 'real' character, she gave them this over-the-top drag queen kind of thing. It's a good bit, but it's definitely not what this show was after.
Best Moment: I seem to recall something about a bikini...
Worst Moment: Clawing at Lindsay's throat.
Well, at least you guys know I'm not picking favorites. Ellis, Ellis, Ellis, how different a season it would have been if you had stayed. Once you saw the direction they were going in, it's clear to see how Ellis was never going to make the cut, but in terms of her performances, Ellis was always pretty top-notch. Her acting moments were some of the best the show had. Sadly, that fickle beast of the showbiz world decided it didn't like her, and instead of giving her a second chance, just sort of fed her to the wolves. It says a lot about Glee that they'd cut possibly the most unique character they had so early.
Best Moment: "We're Not Gonna Take It" acting segment.
Worst Moment: Whenever she got defensive.
Aw, SAMUEL. Such a wildly inconsistent contestant, so clearly the default winner when Cameron decided to drop out. You guys, Samuel is definitely good, but I think Lindsay summed it up best when she was like "GUYS, squinting isn't acting." The same way growling isn't singing. Still, good enough to bag the Glee Project, so what do I know?
Best Moment: Mentoring that mini-me kid.
Worst Moment: SQUINTING ALL THE TIME OMGSTOP
Cameron Mitchell is too cool for this shit.
Best Moment: Leaving the show, and saving his best friend in doing so.
Worst Moment: Whining about kissing a girl. Even his mother was like "STFU AND TONGUE HER, BITCH."
Having seen Alex on Glee, it's pretty easy to see why boy got so far--he truly was meant to sing and act. Sure, he sucked at keeping up the positivity, but his last chance performances were something LEGENDARY. Work it, diva.
Best Moment: "His Eye Is On the Sparrow" was the most absolutely breathtaking moment the show had. If Alex had simply pulled out that person every week, I think we'd be looking at our winner.
Worst Moment: The entire dance-ability episode.
I'm not going to lie, this nearly hurt me not putting Marissa at the top, but for all her strengths--the girl certainly has the brightest future, I think, in television acting--it was nearly impossible for me to ignore her one major fault: she, like McKynleigh, just didn't get the reality television part of this show. Now, the fact of the matter is, if they were looking for the best character to support Glee as a part of it, as opposed to some celebrity, there really was no topping Marissa--there's just some indefinable quality to her that she really should try exploring in acting. Should have at least been top four. Hell, she pretty much dominated the finale video, anyways, no?
Aka, Marissa von Bleicken is too fierce for this shit.
Best Moment: "Don't You Want Me Baby" is still possibly the best music video performance of the season.
Worst Moment: Telling Nikki she 'didn't practice this part as much'
QUELL SURPRISE, NON?! Let's get to this: has Lindsay proven that she should have won the Glee Project from actually being on Glee? YES. Do I want to see more of Lindsay on Glee? HELL YES. Is she possibly the most well-roundedly impressive contestant the show had? YES TIMES YES. So...why number two?
Best Moment: I still can't get over that note she hit for "We're Not Gonna Take It". Single best vocal of the season.
Worst Moment: Letting Ryan get to her.
Because of this girl, you guys. This completely ethereal being who started as a background contender, a middleton, who was able to dash all of her doubts and reservations, and just completely bring it. If Glee was truly looking for an underdog, something to make the show something amazing again, Hannah was your girl. Unique, inspiring, hardworking, relateable, and stunningly talented, I was nothing but utterly shocked, disappointed, and a little disgusted when she was sent packing. Hannah was what Glee needed to get itself out of it's rut--not two pretty boys with half assed voices.
MC Hannah, girl, you may not have won The Glee Project, but allow me to crown you the official Champion of The Gleek Project.
Best Moments: Existing, "I catch glimpses."
Worst Moments: N/A