February 10, 2012 5:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Glee' First Listen: 'The Glee Project's' Samuel Larsen Covers Gym Class Heroes' 'Stereo Hearts'
Meet Joe Hart, the Glee Project co-winner Samuel Larsen's character on the Fox series, who makes his debut on the musical dramedy Tuesday.
Larsen plays a recent transfer to Glee's McKinley High and in the Valentine's Day episode, "Heart," will join Chord Overstreet's Sam and Amber Riley's Mercedes for a cover of Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," and The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive audio of the track.
Larsen and Damian McGinty were both crowned winners of Oxygen's The Glee Project, earning seven-episode arcs on the Fox series co-created by Ryan Murphy. McGinty has already exceeded his winnings and appeared in more than 10 episodes as Irish exchange student Rory.
"Ryan spitballs ideas here and there when you sing for him," Larsen told THR in August. "I know he looks at me as a Christian character that you wouldn’t expect to be a Christian character, which I love. I know he wants me to be the indie rocker that Glee doesn’t have."
Murphy told reporters in September that Larsen's character would likely appear in Episode 10 or 11 as "a relative, I believe, of Puck (Mark Salling)," but that appears to have changed.
Listen to Larsen, Overstreet and Riley's cover above. How does he sound to you? Music from the episode will be available Tuesday on iTunes, with previews up early at gleethemusic.com.
Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.