'Glee' Exclusive: Nationwide casting call for season two begins today!

How many of you Gleeks have imagined yourself singing opposite Glee‘s Lea Michele or Cory Monteith or Matthew Morrison? Well, that Gleeky dream could soon become a reality. EW has the exclusive news that Glee producers are beginning a nationwide casting call today for performers between the ages of 16 and 26 to be featured in season two of Fox’s hit series. Beginning today, those interested can go to this MySpace page and upload audition videos through April 26. The videos should explain why you want to be on Glee and feature a performance of one of Glee‘s hit tracks, like “True Colors,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Lean on Me.” Performances can either be a cappella or with a single instrument via My Space karaoke. Videos should be only five minutes in length (one-minute intro, four-minute performance) and are limited to one per person.

Excited yet? Here’s Mr. Schuester himself, Matthew Morrison, to explain more in the video embedded after the jump…

What do you think PopWatchers? Will you submit an audition? What song will you do?


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  • Aksa

    It’s a freakin’ longshot, but I have to try. :)

    • Daniel

      Todrick Hall from American Idol: YOUR DREAM HAS COME TRUE! Go get em girl! I’m sure you’ll be on in a heartbeat. Although I hope not.

    • Re-

      I am 14 and still trying out, everyone says I am mature for my age. It may be a long shot but the fact that it is a shot at all makes me excited.

  • Angela Martin

    Yay, been waiting for this info! Why do it through Myspace though?? Isn’t Myspace like so 2006 lol?

    • Other Mel

      I assume it’s because Myspace is owned by News Corp, Fox’s parent company.

    • slick

      Sounds like another word-of-mouth marketing ploy, like Google’s high speed fiber optic launch. They’re going to pick who they’re going to pick anyway. In Glee’s case, a pro or semi-pro.

  • Kate

    Of course they say it avaliable to internationals but you cant audition unless you have myspace karaoke and then you cant get the karaoke unless your in the USA, so dont bother if your not from the states!

    • Genevieve

      then do it a capella then.

  • Andrea

    He said do you have what it takes to make it to Nationals? I guess that kinda spoils the whole back nine then.

    • P

      Actually, I think the back 9 is more about Regionals….

      • BB

        The point is that this info confirms that they obviously are going to win regional’s and then compete in nationals next season….

    • ebe36

      did you actually think they wouldn’t make it? this show is a bit predictable when it comes to competition story lines.

  • Juniper

    Stupid birthday! I turned 27 in February… guess that leaves me out! Hey Glee casting people, I still look really young! I always get mistaken for a teenager… oh well. :(

    • Brazen

      Take it from an old hand at this…if you think you’re good enough, audition anyway. The age range is most likely a guideline. They just want people who look like they could still be in high school. So if you sing well and look young, then go for it!

    • Rudolph

      You should send one in anyway, if you impress enough it won’t really matter if you lied about your age.

    • Mary

      Aren’t some of the cast members around 28 anyways? And they’re playing high school students. Try it! What’s the worse that can happen? They say, “No?”

      • Anna

        It’s true. Cory Montieth turns 28 in early May. The youngest person on the show is Chris Colfer, and he’s almost 20 if he hassn’t already had his birthday.

    • NT

      The guys that play Puck and Finn are in their late 20’s….give it a try.

  • Mia

    Okay loving this information but it kinda sucks for me. I just turned 27. LOL Oh well. Good luck to everyone. Cant wait for April 13th.

    • Johnification

      As it says above, and as a 26 year old actor who frequently plays 16, audition anyway. Monteith and Salling were both 27 when they were cast. If you look the age, do it.

  • JackB

    So um, you must have acting experience too? Considering the choices made in season one performers, that must not be a requirement.

  • Winona

    How about auditioning for teachers? This 35-year-old would love a shot at it!

    • b

      Yes! I’m 30 and definitely can’t pass for high school (maybe 23-25 though), but I’d love to audition as a new teacher or staff member!

  • SusieQ

    Ummm….not exclusive Tim – this info was sent to ALL Fox press site members. Why do EW writers feel they need to have “exclusive” pieces – it makes you all sound like a bunch of elementary school kids wanting to get to the front of the line!

    • Dav

      They sound just like those idiots that have to post “FIRST”

  • Christine

    I would totally try out for this if it wasn’t at the inconvenient time of my graduating from high school and going into college. Sigh. Besides I’ve never thought I would have a career at being an actor, although I like acting.

  • Sally

    MAKE THE GLEE POSTS ON THIS WEBSITE STOP!!!!

    • Suntrap

      I’d rather the Sally comments STOP!!!!

    • Taylor

      seriously if you don’t like the show don’t read it, you don’t need to comment.

  • Emily

    What are the songs that you can do? I don’t want to accidentally submit my one video in order to be able to get to the song recording part!

  • BB

    I think they should cast Hunter Parish! he would be great on this show and can really sing!

  • Ava

    I know my chances r small but i gotta try! plus have been waiting for the info for forever!!!

    • KT

      hey, the worst they can do is say no, right? i mean, you don’t have anything to lose by trying, and they can’t say yes unless you post the video. i say go for it – and good luck!!

  • Mary

    Wow, Matt Morrison has gotten TAN, lol!

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