First Look: 'Glee Project' Winner Samuel Larsen on the 'Glee' Set
First Look: 'Glee Project' Winner Samuel Larsen on the 'Glee' Set
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Fans of last summer's The Glee Project are about to get another exciting arrival to McKinley High. While co-winner Damian McGinty has been roaming the halls of Glee for a while as Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan, his fellow winner Samuel Larsen will soon start his own seven-episode guest stint on the show.

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Today marked Larsen's first day on set and co-star Dianna Agron tweeted the proof. The photo shows Samuel Larsen, complete with awesome dreadlocks and a guitar, hanging out with Chord Overstreet.

We still don't know much about Larsen's role on Glee, but perhaps the photo means he'll be working with Sam, much like how, in the Christmas episode, Rory became Sam's friend. I guess Trouty Mouth is the de factor BFF for all Glee Project winners.

Winning the first season of The Glee Project came with a guaranteed seven-episode guest arc on Glee, but that's not necessarily the end. McGinty is already in at least 10 episodes, so Larsen could stick around a lot longer than just the rest of this season.

In addition to McGinty and Larsen winning The Glee Project, runners-up Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell were each given two-episode guest spots on Glee. We've already seen Pearce as Rachel Berry-esque Harmony (a sophomore at a rival school),, but Newell has yet to get a chance to shine. Odds are his character will also be a singer at a rival glee club, most likely at Nationals at the end of the season.

McGinty's success and the impending arrival of Larsen also bode well for the second season of The Glee Project, which recently started filming. The winner will follow in these footsteps and get a seven-episode arc next season (assuming FOX renews Glee, which it almost certainly will). Clearly this makes that dream even more real.

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