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Matheus Gustavo Arthur Fernandes was one of the 12 contenders on Season One of The Glee Project. He was eliminated in the fifth episode of the first season, Pairability.


Matheus was admired for his courage through his small height and overall "sexiness," which Ryan Murphy asked him to focus on.
Matheus was born and raised in Brazil and hadn't lived in the United States until 2003  when he, through hard work, learned the English language with his trusty dictionary. In 2012 he auditioned for American Idol Season 12, however, he got eliminated in the Hollywood Solo Round.


  • He is from Brazil.
  • He is 4'9 (1.45m).
  • Just three days after moving to America and without knowing any English, he enrolled in school and mastered the language within months.
  • Matheus claims that music has always helped him get through anything difficult.
  • He used to live in Atlanta, GA but moved to L.A in 2012.
  • He auditioned for The Glee Project at the Dallas/Ft.
  • In a play in high school, he played a gremlin because he was the size of a gremlin.
  • He is one out of two non-American contestants in the top 12 who has resided outside the US. The other one being Damian McGinty Jr. from Ireland.
  • He is the first contender to win two homework assignments, in Individuality (Season 1) and Vulnerability (Season 1)
  • Fought verbally with Alex during The Glee Project.
  • The first concert he went to was the American Idol Tour.
  • His favorite character on Glee is Sue Sylvester.
  • "Dream On" by Aerosmith is his favorite song.
  • His favorite food is Brazilian food.
  • His biggest dream is to release an album and become a music artist.
  • He is the first one to win a homework assignment.
  • He loves Chipotle.
  • He loves to work out and has a six-pack (confirmed on the show).
  • He sang the national anthem at a fundraiser event on July 27, 2012.
  • He's a huge fan of the "Tomb Raider" franchise.
  • He used to go to Collins Hill High School.
  • He used to go to Creekland Middle School. 
  • He originally joined Chorus the first 2 years of Middle School, and then joined Drama in 8th grade, all taught by the same teacher, Henry Hadden.
  • He loves Peter Dinklage, Jessie J, Beyonce and Michael Buble.
  • He's a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its sequel series The Legend of Korra, and Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • He likes the Game of Thrones book series.
  • He believes in God.
  • He made his first ever snow angel on a February 11, 2012 during a trip in Michigan.
  • He loves to play video games.
  • He has an older brother named Mike, as seen on Twitter.
  • He auditioned for season 12 of American Idol.
  • Has recently got a piercing on his eyebrow.
  • He was eliminated on American Idol in the final round of Hollywood Week.
  • He made a video for his haters after being eliminated on American Idol.
  • On American Idol he said that he never performed with a live band before, which means the band on TGP are just acting.
  • During TGP, he wore braces.



Solos (In Duets)[]

Solos (In a group number)[]

Season 1


Homework Assignment

Music Video

Individuality Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Firework
Theatricality Bad Romance We're Not Gonna Take It
Vulnerability Please Don't Leave Me Mad World
Dance-ability Hey, Soul Sister U Can't Touch This
Pairability Need You Now The Lady Is A Tramp (With Damian)


Episode 1 2 3 4 5

 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment.
 RISK  The contender was at risk of being eliminated.
 OUT  The contender was eliminated.