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The Glee Project Interviewby Pattye Grippo    

This is an interview with eliminated contestant Ellis Wylie on June 21, 2011 about the show The Glee Project.

Ellis Wylie

Question:
Could you talk about how you were feeling leading up to your stage kiss during the We're Not Gonna Take It Video Shoot?

Ellis Wylie:
I was really nervous because I was worried I was going to screw it up and drool all over this kid's face or something terrible. Erik White the Director didn't really like let me know too much beforehand that this was going to happen. So then they said why don't you try kissing him right now. And I was like okay. So it was nerve racking but it was a lot of fun a great memory I get to say all my friends were cheering in the corner and that was fun.

Question:
Can you talk about the choreography session where you made a comment that seemed to get a little bit controversial. Was it misconstrued in the editing?

Ellis Wylie:
With Brooke? I meant that I was going to look stupid and fall off the stage. But I mean am always putting my foot in my mouth. And so it didn't even occur to me that it was sounding like I was picking at the choreography. I loved the choreography I thought it was great. I worked all week to try to get it down and so I felt terrible when the girls pointed out the next day that I had offended Brooke. I didn't even know. But I apologized to Brooke and she said it was no big deal.

Question:
Say you were given the chance to go back and do the whole experience all over again. What, if anything, would you change this time?

Ellis Wylie:
I would be a lot more guarded about who I am and how I approach things. It never really occurred to me that I had to play the game. You know, the whole idea of The Glee Project going in was that you should be yourself and prove that you yourself are right for Glee. And so I just never understood that I had to you know, be strategic and it just went right over my head. I was very na??ve. So if I could go back you know, I'd like to just keep my head about - my wits about me and my head on my shoulders and you know, think about things a little more.

Question:
What would say is your most memorable moment from the time you were on the show?

Ellis Wylie:
That's hard. Getting on the show was pretty memorable I kind of feel out of my chair. But that whole kiss scene I think it was memorable because I - the rest of the contenders didn't know that was going to happen because no one had told them and I didn't know until about five seconds beforehand. So I look over and they were all just cheering and screaming and that meant a lot to me that they were supportive.

Question:
What's next in your music career?

Ellis Wylie:
I have no idea what's next. I got a lot of things I want to do. So I'm just going to see what happens first. But I'm going to go to school at Columbia College in Chicago in the fall as a Performance Major. And I'm going to try and get some gigs playing in jazz clubs and try to get a demo CD for people to hear. And so I'm just going to work my way and try to go to either New York or LA at some point and see what happens.

Question:
Did you kind of feel mislead when you got Mack the Knife in this episode and Ryan Murphy said that he has been wanting to have somebody on to do jazz for a long time. At that point you really kind of think maybe you're able to make it through again on this episode?

Ellis Wylie:
I think so, I think I did. But at the same time you know, I really was Mack the Knife and I knew that I would do well I was very proud of my performance. And they liked it but I think that was part of the problem. Ryan was very cordial and very complimentary and said that he liked me and could write through me. When only you know, five days prior he said that he didn't think he could write for me at all. And so I was very scared and I thought that was a bad omen.

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