Dani Shay on 'The Glee Project' and Androgyny - Watch
Earlier this month the Season 2 cast of The Glee Project was revealed, and one of the 14 contestants is Dani Shay, the androgynous 24-year-old Orlando-based singer-songwriter from America’s Got Talent.
Dani is a contemporary performer with an independent attitude who likes to mix up her acts by including comedy, rap and audience participation. She has been performing since she won second place at her first talent competition in fifth grade. She taught herself how to play guitar and write songs at 16 years old, and has written and independently released four albums and two singles since then. The fact that Dani happens to look a little like Justin Bieber helped her become an Internet sensation and grow her fan base online.
Now that she’s on The Glee Project Dani says she wants to continue to inspire people to feel and trust their hearts. She is a co-founder and spokesperson for the non-profit Be More Heroic, a campaign dedicated to “inspiring individuals and communities to stimulate positive, proactive and courageous action in their daily lives.” Dani says she is hoping to play a character on Glee who shares that goal.
In the video below Dani talks about growing up with two girly sisters, always being the tomboy who hung out with the boys, wore boys' shorts and "always liked to flirt a little bit with girls, and be charming with them."
Check out the video from The Glee Project Season 2 to get to know more about Dani Shay and to hear what character she could see herself playing on Glee:
The Glee Project will return on Oxygen for Season 2 this summer.