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Watch Now: Kevin McHale Throws in a Huge Twist on The Glee Project

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Next week's theme on The Glee Project is adaptability, and the newest guest mentor is certainly someone who can "roll with the punches."

Kevin McHale has been using a wheelchair on Glee for the past four years while portraying his preachin' alter ego Artie Abrams.  We've got your first look at McHale inspiring the contestants in Tuesday's all-new episode.

Plus, see how the Glee hopefuls react when McHale drops a huge game-changer on their homework assignment

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Without a doubt the most excited contestant to meet this week's mentor is Ali. The 24-year-old gushes that she admires McHale's strong commitment to his character: "I'm really excited to see Kevin, because as somebody who uses a wheelchair, I'm always looking to see if he's cheating at all on the show and I've never seen him move his legs!"

McHale explains that adaptability is a very important trait needed as an actor on Glee. "You never know what you're going to get; every day is different and you may show up to work one day thinking it's going to be something and then it completely changes."

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For their homework assignment, the class had been preparing to sing Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know," but McHale decides to throw the group a curveball and see whether they'll hit or miss. He reveals, "You've been preparing this number as a group number, but you're doing it as a solo. You each have to sing the song by yourself." 

While some Gleeks are happy with the new twist, 21-year-old Shanna is missing one important skill needed to sing a song: lyrics. "I'm freaking out right now; I don't actually know the lyrics to the song," Shanna panics. "So I was like, OK, adapt, Shanna, adapt."

Check out the full sneak-peek video above to see how Shanna handles her lack of lyric problems, an endearingly awkward laugh and McHale's critiques of the contestants' solos!

The Glee Project is all-new Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Oxygen

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