Cable is taking ova!!
With ratings for American Idol dropping, E! is attempting to
jump on the bandwagon fill the singing competition void with a show of their very own!
The network just announced that they have picked up Opening Act: a talent competition reality show from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
The show comes fully-equipt with judges — Mary J. Blige, music producer/songwriter Antonina Armato, and Lythgoe himself — AND a very unique prize: to go on tour with Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz or Gym Class Heroes as their opening act.
That is WAY better than money$!
Another odd thing about Opening Act — there are NO auditions.
Nigel and his peeps will find contestants on the internet, then fly them to El Lay for some training and an amazing one-time performance.
This actually sounds like it could be worth watching! Good movie E!!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: american idol, antonina armato, competition, e!, mary j. blige, nigel lythgoe, opening act