NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Blake Jenner, a 19-year-old Miami native, has been crowned the Season 2 winner of the competition series "The Glee Project."
He will appear in a seven-episode guest-starring role on Season 4 of the music-themed dramedy series, "Glee."
The finale challenged Jenner and his fellow finalists -- Aylin Bayramoglu and Ali Stroker -- to perform the high-energy song "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the stage musical "Hairspray."
"Glee" star Chris Colfer was on hand when the winner was announced Tuesday night.
"All three brought everything they could to the stage, but in the end, ['Glee' creator] Ryan Murphy chose Blake as the Season 2 winner," cable network Oxygen said in a news release. "Blake's passion has always been in acting, with an added love for singing, although he's never had a lesson. After experiencing some rejection during his time in Los Angeles, 'The Glee Project' came along and changed his life giving him the opportunity of a lifetime."