Glee auditions inspire comedians to post sincere, fake and sincerely fake videos

The new FOX series Glee has earned critical praise and a cult-like devotion from its first season fans, and tonight's all-Madonna tribute shouldn't change that. Fanning the flames even more? Glee decided to host an open casting call on FOX-owned MySpace for professional actors and singers, as well as amateurs, old enough to play high school students in the show's second season. You have until April 26 to submit. So far, thousands already have done so. And even comedic performers are getting into the act.

Although I'm not sure this entry from Candy Slice counts, since it's a group and they're covering Ludacris (not on the approved song list?). If you'd like to see these ladies host a live variety show, then mark April 23 on your calenders and head to Gotham City Improv. Roll their clip.

So that's a fake. What about this real entry, though, from YouTuber MirandaSings08? Despite being essentially already a character imagined up by Colleen Ballinger, Miranda filed the actual monologue and song per the rules and has thousands of fans and subscribers already. Let her tell you!

Glee monologue

She's I guess sincerely fake. As in, she wants Miranda Sings to get the role.

And then there is Michelle Vargas. Vargas, one half of My Damn Channel duo Grace N Michelle, has posted personal videos of herself singing on YouTube for a few months now. She uploaded an entry for Glee this morning and sincerely would love to be on the show. Here is Michelle Vargas' entry, and here is her song:

I'm sure there are more of you Gleeks out there who are comedians or know of comedians dying to join the cast next season. Feel free to introduce yourselves in the comments!

Sean L. McCarthy

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