Kevin McHale Says It's 'F---ed Up' That Lizzo Got Cut From 'The Glee Project' 'Cuz...7 Weeks at #1'

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Kevin McHale attends "The X Factor: Celebrity" launch photocall at The Mayfair Hotel on Oct. 9, 2019 in London, England. 

It's hard to believe that Lizzo and her record-breaking chart toppers would get rejected from anything, but as Glee's Kevin McHale revealed, the songstress once auditioned for and got cut from the short-lived competition, The Glee Project.

It all started when McHale gave a sassy, soulful performance of Lizzo's "Good as Hell" on X Factor: Celebrity last week, which garnered a standing ovation and a ton of praise on Twitter. 

The crooner replied to one fan's tweet, claiming that the performance is "now my sexuality." "Tonight I performed Good as Hell by @lizzo," McHale responded. "Because it’s an incredible song and she’s an icon and it’s fucked up she auditioned for the Glee Project and didn’t make it cuz....7 weeks at #1."

In September, Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" became longest-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 by a solo female rapper, tying with Iggy Azalea's seven-week run for "Fancy." 

Watch McHale's "Good as Hell" performance below.    

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