From Youtube to the President: Darren Criss headlines LGBT fundraiser tonight!/zombiesoverhoes/status/210442000296718336

woah woah woah hold on wait a sec…. is today really about to happen?

— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 6, 2012

Why yes, Darren, it is really happening.

Darren Criss’ rise to stardom has been an inspiring tale of dreams come true. From posting singing videos on Youtube to getting one of the lead roles in “Glee,” he is now readying himself to perform for President Obama at the LGBT fundraiser.

The headlining spot, originally slated for Pink, was forced to change hands when Pink suffered a stomach flu and was forced to back out. Darren tweeted to her, jokingly thanking her for messing up the chance, and then graciously thanking her for the opportunity:

🙂 So bummed I'll have to miss my dental appointment to sing for The US President Wed night. thanx @Pink for messin that up!! #greattiming

— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 5, 2012

… But in all seriousness @Pink– what an honor! & while I'm at it, thanks for letting me sing your songs on glee 🙂 hope we did ya justice!

— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 5, 2012

Fans have been super supportive of Darren Criss, tweeting him their best wishes all day. Even those that have followed him from his first couple uploads on Youtube are still slightly shocked at just how quickly this star has risen.

Good Luck Darren Criss, take the president – barack to Hogwarts (if you see what i did there)

— willa (@gagasklaine) June 6, 2012

Good Luck Darren Criss . You've gone from You Tube to the President. You've got millions of adoring fans. We'll never stop believing in you.

— Gee. (@blainespanties) June 6, 2012

I started this trend! OMGGGGG! Good Luck Darren Criss 😀 thanks for the help! We did it again Gleeks! ♥

— PLEASE MICHAEL 卌 (@xlarrylashton) June 6, 2012

Good Luck Darren Criss I envy President Obama so much because you're going to sing for him.

— v a l e r i a (@valiscarso) June 6, 2012

Good Luck Darren Criss so proud of you man @DarrenCriss sigh

— sara (@stormsend) June 6, 2012

Good Luck Darren Criss. you deserve the best, baby. we love you and we support you everyday 🙂 @darrencriss.

— Baaarbi (@BarbaraGuitart) June 6, 2012

Good luck, Darren!

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