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Nellie Elisabeth Veitenheimer is a contender on the second season of The Glee Project. She was eliminated during the seventh episode, Theatricality.


Nellie has been performing for eight years and is a vocalist for a local swing band, where she is the youngest member by 20 years. Aside from singing, she also plays piano and guitar, and she writes her own original songs. She works as a barista, and her favorite performance space is in a small, cozy coffee shop. Nellie has a strong love for the arts, especially photography, and can often be seen at photo shoots on her weekends off. Nellie was discovered for The Glee Project through an online video submission.


  • Her older sister, Jamie, died in January 2001 after being given a lethal dose of medication for depression and ended up in a coma before being taken off life support. Source
  • Along with her 2 older brothers, she is adopted. Source
  • She is half Korean, half Caucasian (Her brothers are both fully Caucasian and her late sister is fully Korean).
  • Like her older sister Jamie, she suffered with depression. Source
  • She began singing at the age of 8.
  • She auditioned for the X-Factor, but did not make it. Simon Cowell, however, said yes.
  • She worked at Starbucks before getting into The Glee Project. Source
  • Her favorite Glee characters are Puck and Santana. Source
  • During The Glee Project, she is closest to Michael and Blake, but since then she has become close with a lot of the other contenders. Source
  • She is a Starkid.
  • Cameron, Lindsay, and Hannah were her favorite season one contenders.
  • Klaine is her favorite Glee ship. Source
  • Her favorite bands include Coldplay and Vampire Weekend.
  • She has a tattoo on her foot.
  • Her favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
  • Her favorite musical is Memphis. Source
  • She is an introvert.
  • She loves photography and art.
  • She quit her dance class because of the dress she would have had to wear. She called it "the shortest thing ever," a "glorified tank-top" and "Pink, pink, and more pink."
  • She's straight, but doesn't mind if people are mistaken about her sexual orientation.
  • Her favorite Harry Potter book is the Goblet of Fire.
  • Her favorite Harry Potter characters are Hermione and Ron. She ships them.
  • She has a cat that is as big as Lord Tubbington.
  • She would want to work with Darren Criss.
  • She plays piano and guitar.
  • She admits that being sexy makes her uncomfortable.
  • She thinks being sexy is overrated. She thinks appearance doesn't matter and people shouldn't worry about it. She thinks it's important to be yourself and be comfortable with who you are.
  • She thought that the song, Milkshake, was really about a milkshake.
  • Her favorite Glee performance was Umbrella/Singing in the Rain.
  • Although being nervous she overcame her emotions and was the first to be called back during Sexuality week.
  • She lived on Tyler and Abraham's couch in LA, but she stated in her Twitter she will be moving out soon.
  • She played basketball in 5th grade, 8th grade, and her senior year of high school.
  • Her favorite artist is Regina Spektor.
  • Her favorite TV shows are New Girl and Modern Family.
  • Her favorite books are Ender's Game and The Stand.
  • Admitted to being insecure about the way she looked during Fearlessness week.
  • Has never had sex before. Has also never seen a guy naked (as said in Sexuality)
  • Her biggest weakness is confidence, and despite her efforts to be confident, she often receives the roles and notes that make it harder (such as her sexy moves and clothes in Sexuality, the swimsuit in Fearlessness, and her role as Britney Spears in Theatricality).
  • She used to have long hair, but when her boyfriend and her broke up, she cut a lot of it off because he said he liked her hair long. She tweeted that she is now trying to grow it out.
  • The first concert she went to was Kenney Chesney and Rascall Flatts. Source
  • Every week in the competition, Nellie achieved a different level of success in the overall verdict (as displayed in her progress table below).
  • She wrote more about her goodbye on Tumblr: "Something I wish was included in the goodbye: story time first: we were all in our little outdoor area, and someone outside of set was drunk screaming. So I proceeded to howl like a wolf, obviously. and it became a sort of an inside joke because apparently my mouth goes all crooked and its really ridiculous/amazing. so i walked out of the choir room after the goodbyes, and the door shut behind me. and i felt like i was going to melt all over the floor. but instead i let out a long “aaaaaaaaah-ooooooooooo!” and everyone in the choir room howled back. and it was pretty much my favorite moment ever. (and if anyone from the show sees this i’ll probably get in trouble because i’m not supposed to share things that didn’t make it onto the show. but i don’t really care at this point because its not even a big thing. it was just really special for me. so there.)"
  • Nellie flew with the US Air Force Thunderbirds on the 21th of July 2012, and sang the national anthem. Video
  • She recently gave up eating red meat.
  • Dani posted a video on her YouTube account of her and Nellie singing "We Found Love."
  • In the video of "We Found Love," Dani and Nellie made, Dani spelled her name wrong, writing 'Vietenheimer' instead of 'Veitenheimer', even in the tags. Nellie mentioned this in a comment: "DANI, DAMMIT YOU SPELLED MY NAME WRONG."
  • Her favourite Pokémon game is Pokémon Yellow.
  • Her best-friend lives in the Philippines. Source
  • She knows how to do a wheelie in Ali's wheelchair "Roxanne."
  • If she had made it to Romanticality week, she would have wanted either Blake or Michael to be her partner.
  • If Nellie made it to the finale, she would have wanted to sing Gravity by Sara Bareilles.
  • Nellie won Fan Favorite of The Glee Project, and was also out at episode seven of their season like Cameron in season 1.
  • She recently released her new single, Lights, as well as a music video.
  • Shanna says she drinks like a mouse. (Vulnerability)
  • Nellie's Astronomical sign (or Zodiac) is Taurus.
  • Her and Shanna recently co-wrote a song. Source
  • At first, when she released her single on iTunes "Lights," iTunes messed up her name so it said Nelle Veitenheimer, but now, it's fixed. Source
  • She sometimes reads the fanfiction that is posted on tumblr. Source
  • Robert Ulrich stated that her voice was his favorite from both seasons of The Glee Project. Source
  • She doesn't like people posting her song "Lights" everywhere on YouTube.
  • Her mom's name is Toni Veitenheimer. Source
  • She's lactose intolerant. Source
  • Her pet peeves are when people talk during movies, garbage on the table, and cats with no fur.
  • If she had to use one social network for the rest of her life, she'd use Tumblr. (Then secretly link it to her Twitter account.)
  • Her favorite musical is Spring Awakening.
  • Her TV guilty pleasure is America's Next Top Model.
  • Her favorite season is fall/autumn.
  • She sang "Beyond The Sea" at the Pitch Perfect premiere.
  • She supports same sex equality, according to her Tumblr and Twitter.
  • She dressed as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast At Tiffany's for this year Halloween.
  • She sang Birds of a Feather by The Civil Wars with Michael Weisman.
  • Nellie and Michael had a show together for the first time in Pig n Whistle. 
  • Nellie and Michael also had a show as a band in Abraham Lim concert called "All of the lights" in Roxy Theatre last year. 
  • Nellie and Michael start a band together, it was called Color Theory until they decided to change it again into Far and Away. For more information go to Far and Away Official Website
  • Nellie and Michael have a podcast show every Wednesday at 4:00pm PST for Far and Away Podcast. Lily Mae and Charlie Lubeck has appear in one of the episode as a guest star. 
  • Nellie, Michael, Lily, Abraham, Aylin, and Charlie will have a show together called The Concert Project on March 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
  • She is afraid of bandaids because she thinks they're gross.
  •  She is a nightowl.


Main article: Nellie's Quotations



Solos (In Duets)

Solos (In a group number)

Season 2


Homework Assignment

Music Video

The Final 14 N/A The Edge of Glory
Individuality Born This Way Here I Go Again
Dance-ability We Got The Beat Party Rock Anthem
Vulnerability My Life Would Suck Without You Everybody Hurts
Sexuality I Wanna Sex You Up Moves Like Jagger/Milkshake
Adaptability You Oughta Know Price Tag
Fearlessness Now That We Found Love Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way or Another
Theatricality I Hope I Get It When I Grow Up


Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

IN   The contender was not at risk of elimination.
 LOW  The contender was at risk for being in the bottom three.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment and was cited as needing improvement but was not at risk of elimination.
 HIGH  The contender did the best performance throughout the week, which makes her the first called back for the next week
 RISK  The contender did a last chance performance but was not at risk of being eliminated.
 RISK  The contender was at risk of being eliminated.
 OUT  The contender was eliminated.

Homework Progress

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

NC    The contender had no comments from the mentor.
 WIN  The contender won the homework assignment.
 FB  The mentor gave the contender feedback since his/her performance could've been better.





Nellie Veitenheimer - "Lights" Official Music Video


The Glee Project Season 2 -- Nellie Interview

Nellie Interview


The Glee Project 2 One-on-One Lily and Nellie

One-on-One Lily and Nellie


The Glee Project! Nellie Interview!

Nellie Interview


Oxygen Connect Dance-ability Video Diary Nellie

Dance-ability Video Diary - Nellie


Nellie Veitenheimer on King5 New Day Northwest

Nellie Veitenheimer on King5 New Day Northwest


Price Tag (cover) - Jessie J

Nellie - Price Tag


Keep Holding On - Take one

Keep Holding On (from 2 years ago)


Viva La Vida - Cover

Viva La Vida Cover


Nellie's Video Diary Sexuality

Nellie's Vlog for Sexuality


Michael AND Nellie's Video Diary Adaptability

Michael and Nellie's Video Diary: Adaptability


Michael & Nellie Video Diary - Fearlessness

Michael & Nellie Video Diary - Fearlessness


Keep Holding On Nellie Veitenheimer

Keep Holding On


TGP 2 Bonus Nellie Extended Interview

Extended Exit Interview


We Found Love - Dani & Nellie Cover