‘Idol’ Producer Launching New Singing Show

by | April 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM | TV News

Nigel Lythgoe, the mastermind producer behind “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is launching another music reality show, but this time, it’s not a competition.

There aren’t any judges either. In “Opening Act,” premiering this summer on E!, Lythgoe and Mary J. Blige surprise people chosen from the Internet with a chance to become the next opening act for such stars as Nicki Minaj, Brad Paisley and Rod Stewart.

Yes, even those of you who belt it out in the shower and posted it on YouTube could be getting a knock on your door.

Nigel popped up on “The Today Show” Monday to explain.

Watch the Clip Above.