The reboot of MTV’s popular music competition reality show, Making the Band, will be in full-swing when it hits the road in Atlanta this weekend where many industry hopeful talents will audition for the opportunity of a lifetime.
Ahead of the show’s long-awaited return, Diddy revealed via social media that he’s making this iteration of his show a family affair. In a promotional clip published on social media, the Bad Boy Records mogul revealed he will be joined by his sons, Quincy Brown, Christian Combs, and Justin Combs (aka the Combs Cartel) on the judging panel. Renowned dance choreographer LaurieAnn Gibson has also been tapped to be a judge for the revived show.
Before the competition was fully underway, Diddy revealed that he’s enlisted the help of some of the industry’s most prominent artists to help him discover America’s next breakout star. On Tuesday (Feb. 25), it was unveiled that Charlotte rap superstar DaBaby will sit in as a judge for the Charlotte portion of auditions, which is slated to take place on March 13 and March 14. DaBaby might be fairly new to the game, but he’s already seen much success following the release of his sophomore effort, KIRK, in 2019. Furthermore, he’s already shown he has an eye for spotting talent through his own record label, Billion Dollar Entertainment, which houses emerging rap artists such as Stunna 4 Vegas.
R&B songstress Monica was also announced as a judge. She will preside over the judging panel of the Atlanta auditions along with Quality Control founders Pierre Thomas and Coach K on February 28 and February 29. Two more open auditions will be held in Houston on March 7-8 and New York on March 21-22. Thus far, celebrity judges have not been announced for those sets of auditions.
The co-sign of a big name artist can make a world of difference for someone’s entertainment career, so it will definitely be interesting to see what each judge will have to say when the Making the Band series hits our television screens sometime in 2020.
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