Kandi Burruss ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta") invites two fledgling performers to Atlanta, where her team of experts attempts to mold them into pop stars. The hopeful with the most promise has a song released and a music video produced by the Kandi Factory.
The series premiere of a reality show in which songstress and reality star Kandi Burruss ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta") mentors aspiring music artists.
Kandi works for a 26-year-old Afghan-American woman with a conservative-cultural upbringing. Also: A rapper from Chicago comes with skill, but he lacks stage experience.
Kandi tries to make a star out of a 21-year-old baker with a goth-rocker alter ego, plus an over-the-top Los Angeleno who aspires to be a mainstream gay rapper.
There's a meltdown at the Factory this week, as the team brings Lizzy, a talented 22-year-old singer/songwriter full of potential but a dark, painful relationship with her mother has kept Lizzy emotionally repressed from her music. Kandi pushes Lizzy to the limit to face her pain and channel it into an emotional ballad. Up against Lizzy is Brandon, a 23-year-old Disney parade performer. He has all the ingredients for stardom, but his lack of "flavor" could keep him marching permanently if Kandi can't find a way to break his shell. Then, tempers erupt in the studio when Don Vito pushes Selasi's buttons too far, causing a huge blowout. Phaedra Parks makes a special appearance to help mediate the dispute and whip the team into shape.
Kandi tutors a teen theater performer. Also: A 25-year-old woman whose brother died in an accident sets out to perform a ballad.
A romantic singer plans an on-stage proposal to his girlfriend, but his unreliable vocals could mar the big moment. Also: A sassy vocalist aspires to be a rapper, but an image problem might derail her plans.
In the Season 1 finale, Kandi mentors a veteran female rocker who attempts a music comeback to save her home from foreclosure. Also: A country singer rebels against the song Kandi writes for him.