Three additional Glee stars will be mentoring contestants on this season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project. Jane Lynch (‘Sue Sylvester’), Amber Riley (‘Mercedes Jones’), and Chris Colfer (‘Kurt Hummel’) are confirmed for The Glee Project, with Lynch’s episode airing July 17, Riley’s episode on July 31st, and Colfer’s airing the week of August 21st.
In addition, Darren Criss will be back for the third time performing mentoring duties on August 7th.
“Jane Lynch visits The Glee Project on Tuesday, July 17 and challenges the remaining contenders to face their fears and inner doubts with the theme of ‘Fearlessness.’ In her role as Sue Sylvester on Glee, the talented Lynch has transitioned from the mean-spirited Cheerios coach to a motivational role model for both glee club members and cheerleaders alike. Now she channels that character to encourage The Glee Project hopefuls to overcome both their personal and aspirational fears.
On Tuesday, July 31 the incomparable Amber Riley is welcomed to The Glee Project classroom for ‘Tenacity’ week. Demonstrating the fierce personality of her Glee counterpart, Mercedes Jones, Riley proves how persistence and drive trumps all, and how without it, individuality is lost.
Darren Criss returns to The Glee Project on Tuesday, August 7 as the guest mentor for ‘Romanticality’ week. Fresh off another season of Glee as series regular Blaine Anderson, Criss dishes about the on-screen romances and emphasizes the importance of selling yourself in every romantic situation that Glee establishes.
As the end of summer break draws near, one of Glee’s leading men, Chris Colfer, will also head to the Glee Project classroom on Tuesday, August 21 for ‘GLEE-ality’ week. Colfer has played Kurt Hummel on the series throughout its run and will coach the remaining contenders as they channel their inner Gleeks and begin to determine where they would fit in at McKinley High.”