'Glee' casting competition looks for the show's next star

Jan. 7, 2011 at 12:20 PM ET

Those who think they’ve got what it takes to sing and dance alongside the “kids” from McKinley High can prove it this weekend, as the Oxygen network’s new reality TV casting competition, “The Glee Project,” holds an open casting call.

“Glee” star Darren Criss, otherwise known as Kurt’s BFF Blaine, and Robert Ulrich, the casting director from “Battlestar Galactica” and “CSI,” will be on-hand while “Glee” hopefuls make the trek to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to vie for a shot to join the “Project.”

“Having cast Fox's popular series ‘Glee,’ I couldn't be any more excited to help cast Oxygen's new upcoming series ‘The Glee Project,’ where performers will be chosen to compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on season three of ‘Glee,’” Ulrich wrote on his Huffington Post blog. “For this project, we've set out to accomplish something very specific and will openly and honestly showcase the casting process, blemishes and all, for one of the most popular franchises on television.”

Would-be stars will show off their blemishes during the Jan. 8-9 tryouts, but Gleeks will have to wait until summer to get the first peek at their favorite show’s future guest star. “The Glee Project” premieres in June.