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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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Hey I want to audition but I was wondering does it have to be from one of the songs listed above.??

I love watching Glee it's one of my favorite shows. I've been singing since I was little and have always wanted to be a performer. If I got a shot to be on Glee that would be amazing.

I love glee alot and i watch glee about 110.0011 all the time and i wish to be on glee someday and this is my dream to be on tv with you you are my idol everybody is my idol

Hii i really want to talk to somebody about additioning for a younger sibling on the show or a kid being on the show im a 13 year old girl and i life in detroit Mi im white with blonde hair and if your looking for a girl like me please writ back!<3

I would just like to say that Glee needs more African americans. I think that, it should be kept in considerations when choosing the newest cast memebers

i think i will be good on glee for cuz i can sing

I can sing, dance and i love actting if there is any way to get on glee, i want to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am only 13 but my high pitch vocals could rock the house if I went on Glee. I might not be as good as Chris but I know I'm worthy of being on Glee. I can also dance beautiful on stage and honestly don't get nervous. And Bo question about it, I can act. I've been in every play I was eligible for. So I guess I'm a triple threat. Just a shame I'd have to wait 2-3 years b4 I can even hope for an audition to open up :/

i totaly need to tryout for one the new roles on glee . this is my passion to be on this show . i have an great voice and i can act !!!!

I Really Would Love To Be On Glee. I Am 17 Yrs Old And I Go TO Homewood ~Flossmoor High School. I Have Been Singing Since I Was 4 Yrs Old. I Am A Very Respectable Young Lady. Rite Now I With Walt Whitman & The Soul Children Of Chicago

 
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