How's this for a reality show prize? Blake Jenner not only walked away from The Glee Project as the numero uno winner, he gets the coolest prize ever — a seven episode arc on Glee!
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After 11 weeks of grueling competition, the 19-year-old from Miami won season two. As for the finale, Blake, Aylin Bayramoglu and Ali Stroker all had to Glee-itize "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray.
In addition, the competitors selected their own last chance performance songs for Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and on-air mentors, as well as Ian Brennan, Glee co-creator and writer, and other Glee writers, too.
Ali leveraged her pipes and performed "Popular" from Wicked whereas Alyin performed "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele. Blake cranked things up a notch with his emotional performance of "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain and then he recited a poem about being on the show. Too cute!
Ultimately, Ryan selected Blake as the winner and sounded pretty psyched about it yesterday even before the finale aired! He Tweeted, "Who will win THE GLEE PROJECT 2? Writing such a great role for the winner! And just wait until you see who they are dating…"
Congrats, Blake! We can't wait to see who he'll date on the show either! Who do you think it'll be?