A reality talent show is in the works at BBC One and British girl band Little Mix is at its forefront.
Little Mix will be headlining a new series on the television network titled “Little Mix: The Search”. Members of the band — Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards — will attempt to find the next top band amongst a pool of talented singers.
Bands competing in the competition will live together with Little Mix guiding and mentoring them. The X-Factor style show will also feature a slew of vocal coaches, music producers, songwriters and stylists. The band that manages to rise above their competition will join the Brit Award-winning group on their tour next year.
Little Mix: The Search is set to air one of seven episodes during Saturdays on BBC One starting next year. Episodes will also be available for streaming on BBC’s iPlayer.
“We want to create lots of incredible groups who really gel,” Little Mix said in a statement to Variety. “As we have been there and done it ourselves, we know what it takes to make a group successful and will be there to mentor them every step of the way.”
The famed girl group then added, “We want solo-artists to audition as well as groups, and every type of genre is welcome, too. It’s going to be really exciting, and people can apply right now!”
The upcoming singing competition will be a great platform for Britain’s up-and-coming artists. Something that The X-Factor was for Little Mix.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.