Opening Act

Opening Act

From International Emmy winning producer Nigel Lythgoe comes the new series that breaks the mold of talent/reality television. In "Opening Act", Lythgoe and his A-List Artist Development Team - including Grammy(R) winning superstar Mary J. Blige and chart-topping producer Antonina Armato from Rock Mafia - comb the Internet to find the web's most talented amateurs, then give them the once-in-a-lifetime chance to open for a top music superstar. But here, there are no judges to woo, auditions to pass or rounds to win: Each band or solo act has only days to prepare after a surprise visit that presents them with an opportunity they never knew existed, and viewers follow them from obscurity to the big-time gig that could change their lives forever. A true first of its kind, "Opening Act" will showcase not only some extraordinary, unknown talent, but the emotional and very personal journey that awaits them on their way to perform on a national stage. Produced by Nigel Lythgoe Productions, "Opening Act" premieres July 9 at 10:00 pm ET/PT only on E! (Source: E!)

Episode Info

Final: 1x08 -- Von & Lady Gaga (Sep/04/2012) [Special Airtime: 08:00 pm]

The first season concludes with singer Von Smith learning he is opening for Lady Gaga in Australia.
Olivia LeeOlivia Lee
As Herself (Host)
Antonina ArmatoAntonina Armato
As Herself (Artist Development Team)
Jason DeruloJason Derulo
As Himself (Artist Development Team)
Martina McBrideMartina McBride
As Herself (Artist Development Team)
Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
As Herself (Artist Development Team)
Nick Cooper (1)Nick Cooper (1)
As Himself (Artist Development Team)
Pete WentzPete Wentz
As Himself (Artist Development Team)


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I must admit I was moved during the first episode. Kudos to the supporting cast and Rod Stewart for giving the girl the opportunity and courage to perform. How they got her ready in 5 days is beyond me but it looks like it worked. If this girl gets coaches ect. and has time to develop she might be another Adelle. How the cast was able to see the possibilities from a Youtube video is amazing (good job). Anyway looking forward to more diamonds in the rough. Had to be thrilling and overwhelming for Arielle wow!!! fun Read more

Review posted on Sunday, July 15th 2012 at 12:45 am

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Executive Producer: Nigel Lythgoe, Simon Lythgoe, Kary McHoul
Element Producer: Steve Schnur

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Family | Music | Talent
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: E! ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 09, 2012
Ended: September 04, 2012
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