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This week on The Glee Project the theme was adaptability, and the contestants were definitely caught off-guard. Between having less prep time for their various projects to last-chance performances for the bottom six that turned out to be surprise duets, many in the group struggled to keep up.
At the end of the hour, it was 24-year-old Mario Bonds who was eliminated. The self-described ‘villain’ of the show talked to EW about his role on the program, his confrontations with the judges, and what’s next for the young entertainer who just happens to be blind.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Have you been keeping up with the show?
MARIO BONDS: I think Tuesday’s episode was really hard, particularly hard for me. It’s unfortunate that at this point in the competition, you’re in the fifth week, it really gets tricky. The competition is really narrowing and it was the wrong week for me to be caught in my head. And I was caught in my head. I made the choice, because I was stressed out over the theme and stuff, I made the choice not to ask Erik for clarification in his acting direction. For example, when Erik said [during the video shoot], “I need you to do it with more swag,’ I’m a blind actor so when you say stuff like that, it’s like, ‘What do you mean?’ So I failed to ask for more direction and I didn’t pop enough. I regret leaving during adaptability week because adapting is something I have to do as a performer in my real life all the time, and The Glee Project audience only saw a fraction of who I am. I am not the villain of the piece. And that’s sort of how I’ve been cast. In a nutshell, I’m a happy go lucky, goofy guy who can’t stop laughing. … I have mixed feelings over the episode. READ FULL STORY »