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Finally! Open auditions for 'Glee' are happening, online

Glee in redBack in January, "Glee" dangled a sparkly carrot in front of fans everywhere: There would be open auditions for three new roles in the show's Season 2 cast. 

Fans got excited. Actually, fans' brains exploded. Fans stopped by our first blog post again and again and again to ask how they could audition for "Glee." How was this whole thing going to work? Fox, um, took a while to answer. And we had nothing -- until now.

Starting Tuesday and running through April 26, performers can submit an audition video through the "Glee" audition MySpace page to get in the running for roles to be "featured" in Season 2 of the Fox show.

There are rules. You can submit once only, and the tape should include personal statement -- one minute maximum -- and a song performance. It's just you in the video, and, well, you'd better not be naked, cussing or doing anything illegal. Before you start uploading that video you've been working on for months now, check out the audition song list. And please don't go changing up the songs, OK? Do be aware that by submitting you pretty much give Fox all rights to use your performance for all eternity for free. It's all there in the fine print.

The tunes might sound familiar: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from "Dreamgirls," the radio version of "Gold Digger" by Kanye West, "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones, "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon, "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Barbra Streisand, "Hate on Me" by Jill Scott, "Keep Holding On" by Avril Lavigne, "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers and "True Colors" by Phil Collins.

One thing isn't new: Auditions are open to singers 16 through 26 only.

(Translated: "I'm 14 but OMG people tell me I totally look 16" is not the same as "Here's my ID with a date of birth that proves I'm chronologically 16 and able to work under the laws that apply to 16-year-olds." One exception: "I'll be 16 by April 26, 2010" will fly.)

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: "Glee" cast members Jenna Ushkowitz, left, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer rock out in red on the show. Carin Baer / Fox / Associated Press.

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I am 17 and i sing all the time i want to be on glee because i want to start an acting career and i love glee. i have always been a fan of every singing show that has been made i sing all the time. my mom says i should make my singing move farther in to a career. i am an artist and i want to perform. i go to laporte highschool and i'd rather give a audition at the cast and not on line. i like to see the audience. when im not singing in front of an audience sometimes i sound better and sometimes i sound worse. please help me move on in my life. i have two moms, two dads, 5 brothers, and 1 sister. i want to get a great job, i cant sem to find the job i want but if i can be on blee ill feel better than what i do now. i havnt missed a single episode of glee. i have seen and herd evey song they have sang. its the best show i have ever watched.

would you be heldiind any auditions again?

hi there i love to act and i do a lot of perfomances i am also a part of the national youth choir of great britain so hopefully i could get an oppotunity ????i really believe if u pick me i can not let you down

I think they should think more about the age limit. This is a HIGH SCHOOL show and 14 year olds are in high school.

omg! i love singing and acting why don't do both together im turning 14 in april , i would love to come out in glee i dont care what people say im going after my dreams :)

I want to meet Mark salling i am in love with him :)

I love ur show

My name is Branda Sobotka. Im 17 years old. I've been singing for about 16 years....I love to act and sing, and i LOVE glee!!! Its my all time favorite Show, and i would to able to take part in it :)

I am only 11 and
I have watched Glee since it came out and i'm addicted I wanna do it sooooooooo bad and if I was old enough I think I could be on Glee I'm breaking int acting and I met the person who works with Amber and Chris (Mercedis and Kurt) and a guy from MTV said I can pass for 13 or 14 I wish I could do it soooooooo bad I hope they could look for younger kids sometime

Hello Glee people! i love your show. i watch it as much as possible. i am 13 years old and i have a DEEP passion to sing. I have won every single talent show at my school. and i won 2nd place in a community talent show. i would love to be apart of anything in 'glee'. i know im 13 and the thingy above this application form said if i am UNDER 13 i cant do this. but i am 13 so.. im unsure about this. but anyways. i hope you will consider picking me. Thank You.

my name is brandon last name jones i live in michigan i am 15 years of age i love to sing i can act a lil but i will be willing to learn more about acting you know you live and you learn but i have a passion for singing and that is my dream

You should really consider Zane Pittman. He would be perfect for any part. Hes a great actor and an amazing singer. He was made for something like this.

I am a 29 yr old, young man. I say young cause i am lol. 29 is still young. i will be 30 in May of this yr. 2011. I just wanted to know how I can audition to be on Glee? I'm a singer and have been trying to get my break. My only problem is where to start. once i get my foot n the door i can achieve anything I set my mind to. Right now i've worked my way from cashier to store manager for the company I work for. But my real dream is to be a singer, on stage entertaining people and having fun. Like I said before i can do it, I just gotta get my foot in the door. I'm willing to do anything for an audition. just a chance to try to make it. I love singing pop/ pop rock. I sing some country though it's not my genre and a lil r&b.

Is there any auditions this year?? I am 22 but everyone thinks i am 16 but i was wondering are there going to be any auditions?

hay i can sing i can act jest give me a chance .

i love glee

Hello,
My name Is LaQuandra Seymore. I am 18 yrs old and can sing your but off. I would love to play Mercedes cousin for at least One episode. I have placed this on my buck list of doing. So I am please asking you to just view my clip and respond back.
Thank you sooo sooo much,
LaQuandra Seymore

i want to act in movies

This is my 19 year old and I think she is good. Allyssa Patterson is her name.

HEY I WANNA AUDITION.

Glee is the BEST show ever. I really hope to improve my singing skills soon. I really would like the opportunity to be a part of the Glee community!!!

Hello!! I'm 15 1/2.. I'm french Girl and i want play in Glee, cause this is the better serie what i've seen!! I know sing
Thank you for the this message on your blog
Good Bye

Well I am 16 turning 17 in a month well on April 20th. Im really into singing and acting. I Love GLEE one hundred percent and I think it would be thee greatest honor to be on the show.

Christie D'Zurilla,

My name is Mackenzie Johnson and I have been doing dance since I was three years old. I have a dad that does all photographer of tv, (so I have a lot of experience on camera), and I take voice every week, I have plans to graduate at Juilliard, I am in all honors classes, and oh- I could tell you so much more! I am 14 and see there are requirements that you must be 16. Well, there are A LOT of people younger than just 16 that have worked to get to this audition. Also, 14 year olds are freshman. What's wrong with being a freshman. And in modeling people all the time pose for the picture of an 18 year old when their unexpectedly 15. Audiences are quite gullible. I have been a witness myself for television. I want you to please give us the chance to prove to people we can score our dreams and rise to all these new levels once they get the chance to audition. Even the experience itself would be delightful. I believe that you need to expand the ages. An I completely understand that there are many many many comments of things like this but doesn't that tell you something? Glee is all about high school. So isn't that what the requirements should be? Anyone in high school?

Well please take my advice into consideration. It would make a lot of people like me greatful for an oppurtunity like this.

-Mackenzie Lawren Johnson

I love glee!..I love to sing!...and I love to act..I wanna be in Glee!!:P

 
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