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Nelly, Joe Jonas join The CW’s singing series

U.S. network The CW has added rapper Nelly and musician Joe Jonas as celebrity mentors for its upcoming singing competition series The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep, formerly known as The Star Next Door.
June 5, 2012

U.S. network The CW has added rapper Nelly and musician Joe Jonas to the upcoming singing competition series The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep as the last two celebrity mentors.

The series, formerly known as The Star Next Door, is produced by CBS’s Raquel Productions, in association with 25/7 Productions, and Flavor Unit Entertainment, and premieres later this year.

The Next will feature a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom, and previously announced mentors Gloria Estefan and John Rich, alongside Jonas and Nelly, will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these performers.

Nelly has sold more than 30 million albums/singles and also has a fitness DVD, a clothing line, and is co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team, while Jonas and his siblings have made chart-topping albums as the Jonas Brothers.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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