Playing Rory Flanagan, an Irish exchange student mistaken for a leprechaun by naive housemate/unrequited crush Brittany, on the episode Damian sorted Lucky Charms marshmallows for Brittany (sigh; I always wanted a boy to do that for me) and crooned the Kermit classic "It's Not Easy Being Green"...and he made performing on television look easy indeed, despite his many difficulties and brushes with elimination on "The Glee Project" earlier this year. In fact, some scenes from his "Green" peformance reminded me a bit of his problematic, overactive-eyebrow "Only Exception" challenge from "The Glee Project"--but with all the problems and eyebrow-wriggling thankfully removed.
Damian + Kermit = Adorable x 1000! Watch below:
Also, adding a little indie-folk cred to the show was Damian's lovely, lilting performance of "Take Care Of Yourself," a song originally performed by Teddy Thompson (son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson). It was a nice, unexpected song choice for this show, and one that suited Damian's old-fashioned crooner voice well.
So far "Glee Project" runner-up Lindsay Pearce has delivered a knockout performance on "Glee" as over-the-top overachiever Harmony, and while Damian's Rory character still needs to be a little bit more well-defined, he does seem to be another welcome addition to the "Glee" cast and "Glee's" overall fading franchise. Will "The Glee Project's" other winner, Samuel Larsen, and runner-up, Alex Newell, be just as impressive when they appear on "Glee"? We shall soon find out.