Damian Joseph McGinty Jr. (September 9, 1992) is one of the remaining four contenders on the Glee spin-off The Glee Project in which young hopefuls compete for a spot on Glee. His hometown is Derry, Ireland. His parents thought it would be a good idea for him to sing karaoke at a local pub. After he sang someone said he should try out for Celtic Thunder. After going through the audition process, he finally made it. He has been touring with the Irish vocal group, Celtic Thunder, since age 14.
Won his first singing competition at the age of 5.
Joined the popular Irish singing group "Celtic Thunder" at the age of 14.
He is the youngest member of "Celtic Thunder".
He is the youngest contestant on the show (September 9th, 1992), with the second being Alex Newell (August 20th, 1992).
Damian's favorite color is red.
Damian has had trouble acquiring a U.S. visa to work for the Glee Project and almost had to drop out of the competition. However, his visa pulled through last minute and he was able to be a part of the final 12.
His audition song was "That's what friends are for."
His voice type is a bass-baritone, a unique voice type among the final 12.
Damian enjoys eating Thai food, which he recently discovered and loved, and sushi, which he ate for the first time while on tour with Celtic Thunder.
His favorite drink is a Caramel Macchiato and a Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks.
Favorite singers are Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra.
His favorite bands include Coldplay and Journey.
His musical role model is Paul McCartney and Gary Barlow from the UK band "Take That."
The movie "the Hangover" is his favorite movie.
Damian has been learning guitar for the last two years, but isn't sure if he can play well yet.
His favorite breakfast is yogurt and fruit.
He is a fan of the UK hit show "The X Factor"and is a fan of Jedward, an Irish act originating from the show. However, he was inelligible to audition for "The X Factor" due to his recording contract with Celtic Thunder. He is however, elligible to audition for The Glee Project with a recording contract.
His "Irish" rap has been very popular among many members of the cast, including McKynleigh Abraham and Lindsay Pearce who seem to be able to recite the rap on their own.
He once had a girlfriend, Jenna, for three years but when faced with choosing her or his career, decided to pick his career. This caused him to pick "Numb" as his vulnerability because he feels as though he is just going through life (Vulnerability).
His favorite school subjects are physics and writing.
His favorite characters on Glee are Artie, Quinn, and Sue.
He loves football, or soccer as it is known in America.
His favorite TV shows are Lost and Glee.
If he wasn't a performer, he stated that he would most likely be a lawyer.
Originally chosen to be eliminated in Sexuality, but Cameron's decision to withdraw saved him for another week.
It has been stated several times that he is best friends with Cameron.
According to his Episode 7 blog, Lindsay seems to be easily annoyed by Damian. However, they usually make up very quickly when Damian gives Lindsay fruit snacks and Lindsay makes him tea.
Ironically, Damian is a very big soccer fan and Lindsay Pearce's brother, Heath Pearce, is a famous American soccer player.
This clip of Damian at the Glee concert in Dublin was featured in Glee 3D. This is further supported when Damian states that he was in the movie. (&feature=player_embedded Source)
Although it was portrayed on the show that Hannah had a secret crush on Damian, she revealed in an interview that he did admit to having feelings for her as well off-camera. Source
Has always wanted to meet former "The X Factor" UK and USA judge Cheryl Cole because she is "the most beautiful woman in the world," according to Damian.
These songs would be seen on his iPod: Adele, The Beatles, Bobby Darin, Coldplay, David Gray, Dean Martin, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble.
Damian has never eaten a banana.
"Every Breath You Take" by Sting is his favorite song.
Has always wanted to go to Australia.
His first concert was to see Lenny Kravitz.
Damian's favorite vacation spot is Marbella, Spain.
Prior to the show, Damian has never had a singing lesson. However, currently, he is enrolled at North Western Regional College majoring in theatre.
On his first time on the bottom 3, instead of singing "I wish that I had Jessie's girl", he sang "I wish that I was Jessie's girl".