April 05, 2012 06:11:13 GMT
Charlie, who is diagnosed with severe ADHD and low-spectral autism, and Dani, who appeared on 'America's Got Talent' last season, are among the 14 youngsters who will race for a guest spot on 'Glee'.
Oxygen has revealed the 14 contestants of "The Glee Project" season 2 as well as their picture. Proving that it is different from other reality singing competitions, the show will feature some physically challenged contestants, such as 22-year-old Ali, who is paralyzed from the chest down. Having used a wheelchair since the age of 2, the New Yorker wants to inspire other people with disabilities who want to pursue a career in performance to follow their dreams.
Mario, who was totally blind at the age of nine due to Morning Glory Syndrome, is another aspiring singer who will compete for a guest spot on "Glee". Despite his disability, he can dance, act, and play the piano, guitar and drums. He is also a voice-over artist and does motivational speaking, comedy as well as impersonations.
There are additionally 22-year-old Charlie, a person with severe ADHD and low-spectral autism, and 21-year-old Tyler, who is half black, half white, Jewish and transgender. 23-year-old Dani, meanwhile, gets another shot at gaining public attention by joining "The Glee Project" after making it on to the Top 48 of "America's Got Talent" last season.
Season 2 of "The Glee Project" will kick off this summer on Oxygen with Lea Michele being tapped to serve as a guest mentor in the premiere episode. More details about the 14 finalists can been seen on the show's official website.