“Glee” fans, if you’re already worried about those summer withdrawal pains, fear not. “The Glee Project” will be your best substitute for the real thing — the first episode, airing Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. EST on Oxygen, will even feature Darren Criss for those of you who can’t get enough warbling.
The “Glee”-inspired reality show chronicles the hunt for a new “Glee” cast member. The actor-singer-dancer left standing will get a six-episode arc on the hit FOX show, launching his or her career and, possibly, leading to a longer role on the series.
For your first taste of the new Gleeks, Oxygen has released this music video from all of the contestants as they perform “Firework” by Katy Perry. It doesn’t quite compare to the version that Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry sang on “Glee,” but it isn’t half bad.
Learn more about each individual performer here, and drop us a line in the comments to let us know your early favorite.