Hip hop soul queen Mary J. Blige will be starring in a new music reality competition series for the E! Network. The superstar will be working alongside “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe and Antonina Armato of “Rock Mafia” for a new show called “Opening Act.”
The trio will look for amateurs to open for major acts on tour. Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and Gym Class Heroes are among the artists expected to be featured.
The amateurs will be taken to Los Angeles for “performance boot camp” and mentoring sessions with industry executives. The show debuts July 9th.