In a surprising twist, “The Glee Project” crowned two winners on Sunday’s finale, Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty, and the two young stars are thrilled to be appearing in seven upcoming episodes of the FOX series.
“It’s mind blowing stuff!” Damian, 18, who hails from Derry City, Northern Ireland, told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Arsenio Hall on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“You’re born and you have dreams, but they only come true for an incredibly small percentage of people in this world,” he continued.
Dreadlocked rocker Samuel, 19, from Los Angeles, said he once considered lopping off his distinguishing locks.
“I’m so glad I didn’t [cut my hair],” he told Kit and Arsenio.” It’s kind of become a trademark thing.”
As far as heading to the halls of McKinley High, Samuel said he feels ready to appear on the hit FOX series after his time on the Oxygen reality series.
“I think after the boot camp that is ‘The Glee Project,’ I think we’re prepared,” he explained.
“For me it’s been quite an incredible journey,” Damian added. “It’s been a rollercoaster, I’ve had ups and downs… to come out on top along with Samuel, it proves the underdog can come out on top.”
Samuel said he and Damian do not know what roles they’ll be playing, but he’s willing to go wherever showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy ask him to go.
“Hey, whatever they throw at me, I’ll do it,” Samuel said.
Fellow finalists Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell will also appear on two episodes of “Glee’s” upcoming Season 3.