This week on The Glee Project, Michael Wiseman and Lily Mae Harrington were eliminated from competition after the writers of Glee stepped in to determine the final three.
Although this week was all about “actibility” on The Glee Project, Michael and Lily left Glee creator Ryan Murphy, the mentors, and the Glee writing staff with some hard decisions to round out the final three.
Despite being nervous about this week’s acting challenge, Michael showed Glee star and guest judge, Dianna Agron, just how determined he was to succeed as an actor. For Lily, despite a bit too much acting dialogue, it was more about showcasing her vocals over her “actibility.” Unfortunately, after final deliberation by the mentors and judges, both competitors saw their time on The Glee Project come to an end.
The following day, The Deadbolt caught up with Michael and Lily to get their thoughts on their efforts throughout the season, what they learned, and if they had any regrets after being eliminated from The Glee Project.
THE DEADBOLT: Looking back now, do you both wish or feel there was anything else you could have done?
MICHAEL WISEMAN: Well, I’m always hard on myself and I’ll never be satisfied with a performance. I always want to best myself and I’m my biggest competition.
But that said, I feel that I gave everything I could have to The Glee Project. I just reaped the benefits and learned so much about myself and performing. So I’m pretty happy with the way that I did it.
LILY MAE HARRINGTON: For me, at the end of the day, I know everything happens for a reason. I know that I leave with absolutely no regrets. Everything I did or said, I definitely learned from. I think that’s important for me in my journey.
THE DEADBOLT: Michael, how do you feel now about the way you evolved as an actor on the show?
MICHAEL: Honestly, I feel that I’ve never grown more as an actor. I had some incredible experiences and I got to work on-set with Erik White and got to produce over ten professional music videos. So I feel like I expanded my acting chops exponentially. I’ve never had any experience like this.
THE DEADBOLT: Lily, how hard was it to connect to other sides of yourself in order to show more emotion throughout the season?
LILY: Well, I think I’ve always had these emotions. Obviously, we all do. But in a professional performance environment, we’re all kind of trained to never let that show.
So I think that was my biggest personal journey there was being able to connect with you. That’s definitely what I got to learn while on the show.
How do you feel about Michael and Lily leaving The Glee Project?