“Fame is at your doorstep.” Aspiring musicians on the brink of success with a solid fan base are given a chance to make it over the hump to stardom on the newest musical talent search “The Next”. Music industry superstars Gloria Estefan, John Rich, Nelly, and Joe Jonas will scour Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles looking for spectacular local musicians. In each city, each superstar will mentor one contestant for 72 hours – shadowing their every move – and then put them in a head-to-head local stage show. The winner will go on to the semi-finals to compete against the winners from the other cities. The losers will get a chance at redemption as America gets to vote for one wild card slot. Six contestants from six cities plus one fan favorite will compete on stage in the semi-finals with the winner receiving a recording contract from Atlantic Records.
“The Next” premieres Thursday, August 16 @ 9/8c on the CW.
[In photo: Nelly, Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas, John Rich]