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'Glee' poll: Who's your favorite new Gleek?

Despite having my reservations about the exponentially expanding "Glee" cast, newcomers such as Sam (Chord Overstreet), Blaine (Darren Criss) and Coach Beiste (Dot Jones) have been surprisingly welcome and popular additions. And judging from “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy's recent comments, there will be many more fresh faces roaming the halls of McKinley High in a couple of years.

"Every year we’re going to populate a new group. There's nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot,” he told news.com.au.

Murphy anticipates that some of the current cast will exit the show at the end of the 2012 season as their characters graduate. "I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers' lives -– they graduate and they're gone," he said. But there's no denying that fans have latched on to the Glee Club members and the rising stars who portray them, so Murphy is “concerned” about a big cast change. However, “I think one of the things I'm very happy we’ve been able to do this year is we’ve brought in new characters,” he added.

Indeed, I think that is one area where the show has really succeeded this season. The introductions of Sam and Blaine haven't been as intrusive as one would imagine, and Overstreet and Criss have turned in overwhelmingly charismatic performances. Meanwhile, Jones brought something really unexpected to the role of Coach Beiste -- a lovely vulnerability. Even the characters we barely glimpsed such as Sunshine Corazon (Charice) made quite an impression. That leads me to the following poll...

Readers, what do you think of Murphy's plan? Who will you miss the most? And what do you think of this season's newbies?

-- Vlada Gelman (follow my TV musings on Twitter at @stayingin)

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obviously it is Charice! She might have gone for soo long but many gleeks are waiting for her comeback. She nailed her appearance on the epi 1 of season 2. fans are craving for her.

Whoa, Filipino over Filipino man, Darren Criss and Charice. haha as much as I love you Charice, sorry, Darren Criss will forever own my heart.

@EEM: Well Charice was good, but you have to remember that she is an international superstar. She has all these tours and stuff and really doesn't have a lot of time to film a TV show.

I sooo love sunshine corazon (charice)!! And i'm looking forward for her comeback on glee!!! I also like darren criss!! I was surprised to know that darren is actually half filipino! Wow!! Love them both!!

The two phenomenal singer, the new Musically Inclined Prodigies of the Century:

Darren Criss and Charice!

Guys enough of the fight... Both of them are extremely amazing Filipino Talent!

Just wish that they will have a DUET on the next Gleepisodes!

Sunshine sparkles. Everything withers without sunshine

I do like the idea that RM is shaking the characters of the show. I do believe that GLEE does not stand for ND alone but also the other clubs (SK & VA) who has intriguing and strong characters. A main character doesn't have to be with the ND for eventually the story will might loose some juice. Its good to broaden the universe so to speak. I say this bcoz I am a comic book fan and expanding the universe by putting in different characters will make every story possible.

Charice's character is coming back in the next episodes.. so you better watch out.. you better not cry..

Charice and Darren are on top of the heap, but I cast my vote on Sunshine ! Spectacular Pinoy talents .

Charice is teh best glee guest! two thumbs up for her.

i want the little girl with the perfect voice of an angel to come back........sunshine you rock.............................

I loved John Stamos, but I have to say, if he comes back, he HAS to sing "Dentst!" from Little Shop of Horrors. C:

i love charice, i think she doesn't have many appearances for the last few episodes because of her guesting on tree lighting and DFaF Asian tours. and not to mention her upcoming Christmas performances with the other big stars. I really love Sunshine hope that she will have more lines on her comeback on Glee.

i just missed Charice (Sunshine Corazon) on Glee....but so much excited for her come back on episode 11,way to go Sunshine Corazon...woot..woot...

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Holy heck, Blaine, Blaine, Blaine! That guy is some serious Glee eye candy. Glee's number of viewers and fans must of jumped when he made his debut on the show. All I'm saying is, "more Darren Criss, please. ;)

I wasnt interested about Glee til i saw Charice performance when someone posted on FB i hooked with her and following her since then. I turn on to episode 2 but sorry but i gett bored, now that i heard sunshine corazon will be back checked Christmas episode and i love it. I cant wait to see more real performance level. I want Sunshince Corazon Back!

Charice is the best new lead star! fresh, young and talented

i really like that sunshine corazon.... i want her back.........

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