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'Glee Project' Winner Damian Has Rivalry With Kurt on 'Glee'

September 26, 2011 (9:01 am) GMT
Damian McGinty is cast as Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan, who is living under the same roof with Brittany and might upset Kurt by doing a little falsetto.
'Glee Project' Winner Damian Has Rivalry With Kurt on 'Glee'

The first look at Damian McGinty on "" has landed online via TV Guide. Looking beaming in the picture which also features the backsides of Brittany and Santana, one of the two grand-prize winners of "" reveals that his character has clashes with some McKinley High students.

Damian's Irish exchange student character named Rory Flanagan will do "a little falsetto in his first song." At least one New Directions member is not impressed by his vocal skill as explains, "Kurt did not like that because Kurt's the soprano of the group and doesn't want that taken from him."

Staying with Brittany's family, Rory will also upset Santana who "quietly is in love with Brittany." 19-year-old Damian says, "She doesn't like Rory because he also has a thing for Brittany."

Gushing on Rory's relationship with Brittany, Damian says, "[Brittany] thinks he is her own personal leprechaun only she can see." He goes on teasing that he has "a fun scene in Brittany's bedroom."

Damian will first appear on "Glee" on November 1. He and the other "Glee Project" winner Samuel Larsen land seven-episode arc each in season 3, while the other top four finalists, Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell, score two-episode arc each.

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