Today’s Guest: Nikki Anders, singing mentor, “The Glee Project”
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of people who think Ryan Murphy can sing no wrong… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
If NBC-Universal can’t beat Fox’s “Glee,” why not join it?
NIKKI ANDERS podcast excerpt: “I’m intimately involved in the music side of ‘Glee’ and we just carried that over to ‘The Glee Project.'”
That seems to be the message behind the Oxygen Network’s 10-episode summer series, “The Glee Project,” which debuts Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m.
Led by Robert Ulrich, the casting director for “Glee” itself, “The Glee Project” is a clever idea to maintain momentum for the fictional series by attaching it to a nonfiction reality search for the next potential star of “Glee.”
(Think that’s ridiculous? Read up on what Darren Criss was doing before he came out of nowhere to become a “Glee” star.)
The winner will follow “The Glee Project” with a multi-episode guest starring role on “Glee” – and who know where that unique opportunity might take them?
Joining me to talk about “The Glee Project” is one of the show’s singing mentors, Nikki Anders.