Well, the premiere episode of Glee Season 2 aired on FOX last night and it was amazing as usual. While most of our faves were back in full force (where were you Emma?), it was the newbies that caught my eye and piqued my interest.
Who are these people? Where do I know them from? Am I out of the loop? Here’s the scoop on Glee’s latest additions (in order of appearance):
Dot Jones (Coach Shannon Beiste)
Where you’ve seen her before: You might remember Dot as Rosengurtle Baumgartner (really) from The Boondock Saints. She’s the meat packer in the beginning that teaches us the meaning behind the “rule of thumb” and then proceeds to get into a brawl with Connor and Murphy. Dot also played Coach Kelly on Lizzie McGuire and Butch Brenda in Material Girls.
Charice (Sunshine Corazon)
Where you’ve seen her before:The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 and Oprah. Charice has been singing since the age of four. She made the rounds at a young age in several singing competitions, but the beginning of her big break started with a YouTube video that went viral. This caught the attention of Ellen. Her performance on that show caught the attention of Oprah and a star was born! She recently has performed with Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Josh Groban. This year, she released the first single, “Pyramid”, off of her first album, Charice.
Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans)
Where you’ve seen before: Maybe you haven’t. Chord is a relative newcomer with a great voice and a big mouth. He had a small part in The Hole in 2009 and was on iCarly for one episode. He also is playing the role of Lucas in ABC’s No Ordinary Family, premiering next week. So, this is Chord’s big break, given his performance in the premiere, I think he’ll make out alright.
Cheyenne Jackson (Dustin Goulsby)
Where you’ve seen him before: Cheyenne is a Broadway baby, who has starred in Finigan’s Rainbow, Xanadu and All Shook Up on the Great White Way. You may also have seen him on TV recently as Danny Baker (the new TGS cast member) on 30 Rock.
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