The theme for the third episode of The Glee Project was Vulnerability. The homework song was “Please Don’t Leave Me” by Pink. The guest mentor for the week was Dot-Marie Jones who plays Coach Beiste on Glee.
Mateus wins the homework song challenge. The contestants are told that the big group number would be “Mad World” originally sung by Tears For Fears and redone by Gary Jules. The concept for the video was to have the contestants put out their deepest insecurity and own it for the public to see. Each contestant was told that they must come up with a word or phrase they feel most insecure about with the help of Video Director, Erik White. During the video the contestants walk through Universal Citywalk wearing a sign that shows their vulnerability. For the contestants this video concept is the most difficult because they have to admit thing they may not have wanted the other contestants, let alone the world, know.
During the video shoot, Emily has difficulty trying to pull out her vulnerability in front of the camera. This leads to her being chosen along with Damian and Cameron for the Last Chance Performance in front of Ryan Murphy, Zach Woodlee and Robert J. Ulrich. During Cameron’s Last Chance Performance, Murphy asked him to change into his regular clothes and redo the song because he knew how to write for the Cameron who first auditioned but not for the one in the suit.
When the Call Back list is posted, Emily finds herself on the Not Called Back list leaving nine contestants to fight for the seven episode spot on Glee.