Reality talent competition fans can gear up for a fun and exciting new YouTube original series. “Best.Cover.Ever.” will have superstar artists like Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Keith Urban searching for extraordinary emerging artists and giving them the chance to do a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. The upcoming 10-episode program is hosted and produced by Grammy-winning legend Ludacris and executive produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, Endemol Shine North America and Columbia Records. The series, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., premieres on Nov. 20.
Some of the biggest music superstars on the current landscape were discovered on YouTube, including Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Andra Day and Darren Criss. “Best.Cover.Ever.” is giving a new crop of YouTube hopefuls a shot at global music superstardom.
Each week, a different superstar artist and two finalist cover acts will be featured. The complete series artist lineup includes Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida, Nicky Jam, DNCE and Bebe Rexha as coaches. The aspiring artists will compete for the ultimate prize: the chance to perform a duet with a superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube.
Media Mogul Ryan Seacrest has spent years watching superstars be born via reality singing pioneer series "American Idol." Lovato gained mentoring experience on “The X Factor USA” and Urban earned his coaching stripes as on the Australian version of “The Voice” and several seasons of “American Idol.” Perry will serve as a judge on the upcoming “Idol” reboot. Puth served as a mentor on season 11 of “The Voice.” Each of the series' critically-acclaimed, award-winning artists have huge international fan bases and know exactly what it takes to make and sell a hit record. Collectively, they have easily garnered billions of YouTube views on their music videos, performances and interviews.
“Best.Cover.Ever.” will be an amazing platform for aspiring artists to gain invaluable feedback, advice and experience by working with a huge megastar lineup. Watch the extended series trailer above and be sure to tune into the first episode of “Best.Cover Ever.” on Monday, Nov. 20 on YouTube to see behind-the-scenes footage and the exciting competition action unfold.
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