|Date Eliminated||Runner Up|
Alex Newell was a contendor and future runner up to the Glee Project, a competitive competition to determine who deserved a seven role appearance in the show Glee. Alex was asked to join because of his sexuality, confidence and voice.
Alex Newell was admittidely one of the most interesting characters in season one. He was an out-of-the-closet homosexual who is very comfortable with who he is. He often expressed his confidence by doing something that always intrigued the judges - wearing women clothes. Even in some of the music videos, Alex was wearing women clothes and acting women parts. Having such courage at this young of an age got the judges really interested with him.
Though Alex was seen as confident, he was also seen as a diva. He often acted like he was better than the rest of the group and was told by Ryan Murphy that the show has no place for selfish divas - that literally everyone is killing themselves and deserves respect. Alex apologized for his actions but continued to act a bit selfish. His amazing voice and confidence got him through as a runner up, though.
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Alex's main weakness was his inability to work with others. He was seen as selfish, a diva, and an overall lazy and unwilling contendor. His voice and confidence was admired, however, and drove him into the runner up spot. He respectfully accepted his loss, but crumbled with happiness when told that he, too, would appear in Glee.
|Bryce Ross-Johnson||June 12, 2011||Individuality|
|Ellis Wylie||June 19, 2011||Theatricality|
|Emily Vásquez||June 26, 2011||Vulnerability|
|McKynleigh Abraham||July 10, 2011||Dance Ability|
|Matheus Fernandes||July 17, 2011||Pairability|
|Marissa von Bleicken||July 24, 2011||Tenacity|
|Cameron Mitchell||July 31, 2011||Sexuality|
|Hannah Mclalwain||August 7, 2011||Believability|
|Damian McGinty Jr.||Winner||Glee-ality|
Being season one's runner up, Alex was awarded a two episode appearance on Glee and the role as Wade Adams, the new star of Vocal Adrenaline who wants to be a girl, otherwise known as unique. This "inner person" is inspired to be released by Kurt Hummel and Mercedes Jones. Alex Newell may appear in season four.