Oxygen’s The Glee Project said goodbye to its first casualty last night: deep-voiced Bryce, who clashed with choreographer Zach Woodlee. “I know that Zach felt like I was trying to clash with him which I didn’t mean to,” says Bryce. “But I know when you’re working and you’re trying to get stuff done and you’re the choreographer, any kind of alternative suggestion seems like someone trying to go against what you say. I didn’t see that in the show — I didn’t see the attitude part they were talking about. I did see how it could be annoying to have somebody change the part that you’ve put together.” EW chatted with the 22 year-old about the experience, bonding with the contestants, and what’s next for him.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How do you feel about being the first one to leave the show?
BRYCE: Seeing it on TV, it’s kind of like re-living it a little bit. It’s funny we were watching it and even Damian was getting stressed out. It’s still stressful, but there’s so much that we did and they condensed it so well. They really gave me a proper send-off. It’s impossible to be mad.
Looking back at it, was it worth it?
Oh absolutely. Every single second of it. The only thing was on the show it makes it look a little bit like I wasn’t very friendly with the other people. But I felt I was so close with everybody. I know there’s only so much they can show. That’s the only thing: It made it look like I didn’t really connect with anyone there. When I was crying talking about the people I was invested in, there was a reason. I meant it. We all became very close. A lot of people said I was like an older brother to them.
Who were you closest with?
I’d say me and Sam got the closest. Me and Sam were boys. And Matheus too.
Why do you think you were the first one cast off?
I’ve gone through it in my head like a million times. I appreciate that Ryan liked me enough to choose me out of all these people. I don’t think that I’m a Glee character. I don’t think I fit what he would be looking for in a character. I didn’t realize that because I was just so excited to be part of something so cool. I didn’t actually watch Glee until I found out I made it and then I watched it and I really loved it.
Have you seen the cast since the show ended?
Oh yeah. We were all together last night. We watched [the premiere] all together last night and then some of us went out to celebrate. We’re really really close.
So what’s next for you?
I go to Berklee College of Music. The thing that I’ve wanted to do forever is just be a songwriter and a recording artist. So I’m just gonna go back doing that. I had a meeting with Atlantic last spring so hopefully if they’re smart they’ll ask me to come back. I’m hoping that somebody is going to call me seeing that I’m one of 12 people picked based of personality and talented on this international TV show. I’m hoping somebody will be.
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