Posted by | RayCornelius

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige is looking for the next big thing as part of new singing competition entitled Opening Acts.

According to Deadline, Blige along with American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and producer Antonina Armoto from Rock Mafia will search the internet for undiscovered talent and give them the opportunity to open for an A-list music star.

So far, Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz and Gym Class Heroes have all agreed to allow an aspiring musician to open for one show of their current tour.

Of course those picked by the trio will take a crash course in artist development including an ‘intense’ performance boot camp and mentoring sessions, all leading up to their opening night performance.  The show is produced by Lythgoe Productions and premieres on July 9 on the E! network.

Congratulations Mary and good luck with finding that talent!

Tell us what you think about the new show, Opening Acts?