Chicken Snack Wrap spokeswoman Mary J Blige will lead the panel on a new reality talent search show.
Opening Act will see Mary J joined by Hear'Say mastermind Nigel Lythgoe and Antonia Armato who has written for urban talents like Vanessa Hudgens, iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove and David Archuleta. She also co-wrote 'Love You Like A Love Song' so it's not all bad.
In a world of ever-decreasing talent show prizes, the trio will lead an online search to find an act worthy of warming up for someone else's tour. Nicki Minaj is reported to be that someone else — with the winner of Opening Act appearing on the Roman Reloaded tour bill, we imagine fairly early on in the evening.
We'd take our chances with Tom Jones, a swingy chair and a one-single deal to be honest. Opening Act airs on E! on July 9.