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Shanna Henderson is a contender on the second season of The Glee Project. She was eliminated during the ninth episode, Romanticality.


Shanna has been involved in the music scene for 17 years. She is an experienced tuba and trombone player, and has recently recovered from a vocal fold surgery. Determined to break free of the stereotypes surrounding her in high school, Shanna was involved in sports such as swimming, softball, and basketball and also made time for show choir, band, color guard, beta club, and Spanish club. She graduated from Auburn University, majoring in Theater. Shanna originally auditioned for The Glee Project online and at the Nashville open casting call.


  • Had 3 positive Homework Assignment comments in a row.
  • She's very perky (as said in the 4th episode, Sexuality, and shown in Now That We Found Love).
  • Her mom became involved with drugs when she was an infant.
  • She found out that her mom was a drug addict when she was five years old.
  • She was called a "crack-baby" in school.
  • She has three siblings, an older sister, a younger sister and a younger brother.
  • Her younger sister's name is Chelsea and she is in high school.
  • Her grandmother "saved" her from her mom by taking her in.
  • Her grandfather loved to sing.
  • She has a dalmatian dog named Oliver or also known as "Ollie."
  • She got a lot of her vocal intutiton from Christina Aguilera. She also would love to collaborate with Carrie Underwood, The Civil Wars, and Jane Lynch.
  • She wears contact lenses. (mentioned it in her blogtv chat).
  • Shanna worked at a coffee shop in Auburn, Alabama called the Gnu's Room.
  • She stayed with Abraham/Tyler. She, Abraham, Nellie, Blake, Michael, Tyler, and Charlie also went to Six Flags.
  • Her birthday fell during her trip to Los Angeles, where her friends threw her a party and ate at Olive Garden.
  • Olive Garden is her favorite restaurant.
  • Her meat dress from Theatricality was made of real meat.
    • The meat dress weighed 20 pounds. She said after wearing the dress for 5 hours, it became sickening and smelly.
  • She threw up 3 times during the "When I Grow Up" video shoot.
  • She's obsessed with Christina Aguilera and Regina Spektor, and she loves Beyoncé.
  • She prefers Brittana over Klaine.
  • Shanna is a Christian and very open/public with her faith. She can often be heard saying "Praise Him!" or "Belt to Jesus!." On her Twitter, she can be seen tweeting those sayings, retweeting Bible verses and inspirational quotes.
  • She broke her kneecap during week 1, when she fell on some stairs. Throughout the show, you can see her frequently wearing a knee brace. She mentioned in a blogTV chat that the break was so bad, bits and chunks of bone were floating around in her knee.
  • She dislikes stew cobbler.
  • Up until her elimination, she was the only Season 2 contender who hadn't done a Last Chance Performance before.
  • Shanna is the contender to go the longest without performing a Last Chance Performance (9 episodes).
  • She has two cats although they aren't currently living with her.
  • She was featured in “Auburn POPS!,” “Gotta Dance,” “The Light in the Piazza” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”
  • In 2010, Shanna won the local singing contest Auburn Idol and was awarded a $10,000 check from The Hotel at Auburn University.
  • Her grandmother, grandfather and aunt all work/have worked at Auburn City schools.
  • She released a music video of "Shake It Out" on YouTube Source.
  • She sang "Before He Cheats" for her audition.
  • Her favorite guest mentor was Grant Gustin.
  • She has moved to Nashville and works at the YMCA: Maryland Farms as an assistant swim coach and lifeguard. She and former contestant Maxfield are in the same area.
  • She has a dog named Sophie.
  • She and Nellie co-wrote a song. Source
  • Robert Ulrich stated that he could have seen her on Glee. Source
  • She grew up in Reeltown, Alabama.
  • She loves nailpolish and coffee.
  • Her favorite coffee drink is a caramel frappe.
  • She is a history buff.
  • She is afraid of the eye doctor. Source
  • She was going to pursue softball in college, but after getting surgery on her shoulder (her third shoulder surgery) she quit the sport. This opened up the door for her to get into musical theater. Source
  • She released her EP, Lost Love, on November 24. There were 4 tracks on it (11/24, Burning, Knightly, and Let Go).
  • She now goes by a stage name 'Harper Grae' and released music under that name


Main article: Shanna's Quotations



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
Tenacity Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
Romanticality More Than Words We Found Love


Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

IN The contender was not at risk of elimination.
WIN The contender won the homework assignment and was not at risk of elimination.
WIN The contender did the best performance throughout the week,making her the first to be called back for the next week.
HIGH The contender was first on the callback list and not at risk of elimination.
LOW The contender was at risk for being in the bottom three.
OUT The contender was eliminated from the competition.

Homework Assignment[]

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

NC The contender had no comments from the mentor.
WIN The contender won the homework assignment.
HIGH&nbsp The contender impressed the mentor but was not chosen as the Homework Assignment Winner.
FB The mentor gave the contender feedback since his/her performance could've been better.

Call Back Order[]

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Shanna 1st 4th 4th 8th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 6th

WIN The contender did the best performance throughout the week, winning the homework assignment and being first to be called back.
HIGH The contender was cited as having done exceptionally well and was not at risk of elimination.
LOW The contender was at risk for being in the bottom three.
OUT The contender was not called back





TGP2 Shanna Henderson Backstory

Shanna's backstory


The Glee Project! Shana Interview! SEASON 2

Shanna Interview


Oxygen Connect Dance-ability Video Diary Shanna

Shanna's Dance-Ability blog


Upcoming projects sneak peek

Sneak peek for her projects


Shake It Out (Music Video Cover)

Shanna - Shake it out (Cover)


Ronan (Cover) Shanna Henderson

Shanna - Ronan (Cover)


Falling Slowly Cover

Falling Slowly Duet


Reminding You of Me

Shanna - Reminding You of Me