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Chris Colfer originally auditioned for the role of Artie in Fox’s hit television show Glee but he just wasn't right for the part. Instead, the show's creators decided to create a brand new role just for Colfer and so Kurt Hummel was born.
The character's name, ‘Kurt’ was inspired by Kurt von Trapp from The Sound of Music and ‘Hummel’ came from Hummel figurines. With the creation of Kurt Hummel, the show chose to drop a potential character by the name of Rajeesh.
Colfer’s appearance on the show has turned him into a fan favorite, as the openly gay character quickly won his way into everyone’s hearts in how he remains true to himself and is not ashamed of who he is. Colfer won a Golden Globe for his performance as Kurt battles with coming out to his father and dealing with abuse from his fellow classmates.
Hummel’s solos in the choir room have always been incredible and something to look forward to that keeps fans begging for more even as the character is now living in New York City with his fiancé Blaine Anderson.
Colfer has gone on to become a New York Times Bestselling author and produce films. With the final season of Glee in the works, I wonder how many more songs Kurt will get to sing.
I present to you in no particular order the top 10 covers by Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel on Glee.
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