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First Look: Lea Michele Mentors on The Glee Project

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Glee may have ended it's third season just last week, but who's to say fans can't still Gleek out over the summer?

Enter the second season of the Oxygen hit The Glee Project, where Ryan Murphy and his creative team search through talented unknowns to find their next Glee star. And of course he'll get a little help from his friends.

And by friends, we mean über-talented Glee star Lea Michele, who drops by to mentor the hopefuls...

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When Michele steps into the choir room, the group explodes into a cloud of tears and excited gasps. Glee Project contestant Lily Mae is especially beside herself. " I am overcome with I don't know what emotion I feel right now," she says. "She's someone who I really look up to. She's really influenced me as a singer."

The feeling seems to mutual. Check out what Michele had to say about Lily after watching the group performance.

But there's no time to fawn over Lea Michele, because the group just got some harrowing news. Unlike last season, Murphy reveals that there will only be one winner this time around. And based on the group-performance taping of "Here I Go Again," everyone had better step up their game.

The Glee Project's second season premieres Tuesday, June 5.

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