Joe Jonas is the latest musician to get involved in a TV singing competition. He will serve as a mentor on the new CW series titled The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep alongside Nelly, Gloria Estefan and John Rich.
The Next is a new singing competition in which the mentors will travel the country and immerse themselves in the lives and local culture of performers as they compete for a chance to represent their town on stage in front of America. Joe tells Ryan Seacrest “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.”
As if the audition process wasn’t already different enough from the other singing competition shows on television, Jonas went on to tell Ryan Seacrest, “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.” The series is produced by Queen Latifah and Dave Broome.
This isn’t Jonas’ first reality competition show. He recently judged the Miss USA Pageant and is set to premiere on a new dating show on another network. In addition, he plans to release a new Jonas Brothers album with his brothers Nick and Kevin.
The CW has yet to announce a premiere date for The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep.
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