THE NEXT: Nelly and Gloria Estefan Tease Their New Reality Show
August 16, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
With virtually every channel having their own take on a reality singing competition, it does take a bit for a new show to feel really unique. And while on the surface The CW’s THE NEXT has some similar aspects to other shows (singing superstars as mentors, for one), the series is actually quite a bit different from anything that is out there.
For starters, Nelly, Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas, and John Rich — the mentors on THE NEXT — only have to deal with taking care of their contestants…who moves forward is completely up to the audience. Plus in order to properly prep these singers for their big performance, the mentors spend 72 hours with them, doing whatever is necessary. (Jonas actually goes with his first contestant to her babysitting gig!)
But given their established success, what prompted the singers to join THE NEXT? Nelly and Estefan sat down with reporters to dish on that and more…
Check soon to hear what their fellow mentors have to say about THE NEXT!
THE NEXT premieres Thursday, August 16th at 9 PM.