May 28, 2016  

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Praises 'Glee'

May 3, 2010 (7:27 am) GMT
The OneRepublic's frontman is convinced the hit TV series will encourage youngsters to embrace their musical talents.

Singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder has praised TV bosses for broadcasting "" - because he's convinced the show will encourage more young men to embrace their musical talents. The frontman admits he was taunted by bullies at school because of his love of musical theater, and he hopes "Glee" will help remove the stigma so more wannabe stars will feel able to sing and dance without fear of ridicule.

He says, "I was in Some Like It Hot at school, playing one of the guys who dressed up as a woman. Being a 17 year old in Oklahoma in drag is not easy. I hope Glee makes the whole thing not as taboo, makes people more interested and less afraid."

Ryan Tedder is currently busy working with and . On his project with Perry, he told MTV, "One song is, like, the evolution of 'Hot N Cold,' that kind of thing. ... The other two literally sound like something you would hear in the mid-'90s at a roller-rink skating party."

More OneRepublic News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Does Tyga Really Owe Kylie Jenner $2 Million?
  2. 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Teases Jenna's Return: 'I'm in Most of the Season'
  3. Victoria's Secret Angels Give Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling' Hotter Music Video
  4. Justin Bieber Strips Down to Underwear, Holds His Crotch in Bizarre Racy Picture
  5. Is Nick Jonas Dating Lily Collins? Here's the Truth
  6. Andy Samberg Really Is a 'Weirdo' on New Freestyle From 'Popstar'
  7. Ben Affleck Spotted Wearing Eyeliner During Outing With Jennifer Garner and Kids
  8. 'Run's House' Star Angela Simmons Expecting First Child. See Her Baby Bump