By Jessica Shaw
June 13, 2011 at 05:00 AM EDT
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Okay, just finished watching The Glee Project for the second time. Anyone else with me thinking that was so much better than you thought it would be? Loved the homework, the guest appearances (J’adore: Darren Criss in glasses. Je deteste: Ryan Murphy’s hat), and especially the cast. Which brings me to my conundrum of the night. Who is going to win The 7-month part on Glee? Who do I want to win? I think I’ve narrowed it down to three, so before you rant about my choices, hear me out.

1)  Alex. I respected how honest he was about saying that when people hear him “they think, oh wait, that’s a female singing.” And I respected even more than he owns that high-wattage-high-pitch. “I’ve accepted it, because,” he says, “Why change something that everyone likes?” Hell yeah. That boy took over the video shoot and everyone knew it. Also: love a guy who can rock a neck scarf.

2)  Cameron. When I first saw those black glasses and the floppy hair, I thought he was going to be the hipster, indie guy who had a decent voice but was going to spend too much camera time name dropping bands that I hate. Instead he turned out to be the guy who thought he was “most likely to be a nerd forever.” I didn’t love that he called Hannah out, saying that “the funny only goes so far,” but I have a feeling that segment was edited and many more contestants called out their peers. Also, his performed line in Katy Perry’s “Firework” was my favorite. Sorry, Lindsay and your self-described “one of the best voices here.”

3)  Ellis. I know this is controversial because she was in the bottom three tonight. And gosh, I could go the rest of my life without hearing more jokes about how she looks young. “I’m 18. I swear. I promise I’m not 10,” she said once tonight, and then repeated that mantra about 65,000 more times in near-identical words. But if she can move past that fueled-by-nerves shtick, I think she could be someone we haven’t seen on TV. Pretty girls who want to be Mariah or Whitney are a dime a dozen (which explains why I can barely distinguish some of the other girls in my mind). There’s something powerful and endearing about this one and I’d rather see her on Glee than almost any other girl on the show.

As for my least favorite? So far, that’s easy: Emily, a.k.a. “You can call me whatever you want.” Um, eeeeeeewww! Gross. Sleazy. Inappropriate. Unprofessional. Nasty. Wrong. Flirting with your judge and talking about how you wish you could wear a bikini does not scream “INTERESTING!” It screams “INSECURE!”

What did you all think? Who’s your pick to win? Hate anyone yet? And did anyone else think choreographer Zach Woodlee kind of looks like Eric from True Blood?

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