Sometimes, pop fanatics, there comes a point where we strain our eyes, shake our heads and still can’t actually fathom the words we’re typing onto the screen. Alas, here goes: there is yet another reality TV singing competition in the pipeline, and this one is called The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep. This gem, produced by Dave Broome and Queen Latifah, arrives in August courtesy of The CW, and stars pop icon Gloria Estefan as a judge — oh, and Joe Jonas, Nelly and country singer John Rich, as well.
Why, Glo, why? Do you need the money? These are questions you may be asking yourself. But don’t be silly. They’re doing it for the art, naturally. Get the scoop, via Joe Jonas’ interview with Ryan Seacrest, below.
Good ol’ Joe told Seacrest the following yesterday:
The series is a music talent show, I’m really excited about it…I’m going to be moving in with someone. The judges will be going to different cities in the states. There will be four people auditioning in each city and these artists are going to be either people that had a chance in the past, maybe they possibly got dropped from a record label. Also there will be people that are local stars or local celebrities.
I’m going to be living with them for 72 hours, I’m going to be spending time with their families, learning about them, say they flip burgers, I’m going to be flipping burgers with them, just so that its really hands-on so that I can really get to know this artist so that we can work together for this audition. It’s going to be a lot of fun I am really looking forward to it.
As are we! No, really. Wait, hold on — let’s have a quick scan of the calendar. Oops! We’re on vacation in August. Yeah, the entire month. We’ll send a postcard, though!