True Colors
By Cyndi Lauper250
Sung by Hannah McIalwain, Alex Newell, Lindsay Pearce, Samuel Larsen, Damian McGinty Jr.
Type Homework Assignment
Episode Believability
True Colors by Cyndi Lauper is featured in the eighth episode of series one of The Glee Project, Believability. It was sung as that week's homework assignment in front of guest mentor Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), who performed the song on Glee. Each contender performed this as a solo. While the other contenders sing the background for that song. They sang the whole song but it was edited to shorten the time of performing. Hannah was the winner of this assignment.


You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh, I realize

Lindsay and Alex:

Hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Can make you fell so small.

Alex and Hannah:
Show me a

Smile then don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear

Samuel and Hannah:
You call me up

Because you know I'll be there
And I'll see your true colors
Shining yeah yeah
Your true colors

Samuel and Damian:
And that's

Why I love you
So don't be

Damian and Hannah:

To let them

Hannah and Lindsay:
Show your

True colors

True colors

Are beautiful like a rainbow.


  • This song was performed by Jenna Ushkowitz on Glee's Season One episode "Hairography".
  • This was the first HWA song that was performed in front of a mentor who had performed it on Glee.
  • This was the first time a HWA was sung as a solo and not as a group number



True Colours - The Glee Project Cast01:19

True Colours - The Glee Project Cast

The Glee Project - True Colors

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors04:07

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

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