Unlike any other Singing reality show on TV, ETC’s new show The Next holds no auditions and has no judges. What it does have is star power. Featuring Superstars Joe Jonas from the pop act The Jonas Brothers, rapper Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan and country star John Rich as mentors, the four travel across the U.S. to find and groom up-and coming musicians so that they can take the next step in their career. The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep is aired on Wednesdays @ 7PM beginning September 12.
Visiting the cities of Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, the four mentors will find aspiring singers who have not only made a name for themselves in their home towns but also have a following on Twitter, Facebook or are regulars at the hottest clubs. The Next aims not to pluck aspiring singers from obscurity but to take proven artists and help them make the leap from local star to global sensation.
Another new program to watch in the channel beginning Sunday, September 16 at 8:45 PM is a locally produced show entitled, ETC HQ. Get up to date on what’s current, what’s in and what’s NOW!, ETC HQ offers viewers the latest trends on all things that interest the stylish youth. Hosted by the stylish trio of Mike Concepcion, Julia Sniegowski and Patti Grandidge.