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Mary J. Blige Will Be a Judge on a New Music Reality Show

Mary J. Blige has landed the role of becoming a judge on E!'s upcoming music reality competition Opening Act. 

She will join American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and Rock Mafia producer Antonina Armato in judging new talent. 

The goal of the show is to give amateurs the opportunity to open for major acts on tour. Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and Gym Class Heroes have agreed to participate in letting an unknown act open for them.

According to Deadline:

In Opening Act, Lythgoe, Blige and Armato will comb the Internet to find talented amateurs and give them a chance to open for an A-list music star. Music acts on board to take in aspiring musicians to open for one show on their current tours are Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz and Gym Class Heroes. The unsuspecting band or solo acts will get the news of their big break in person by TV personality Olivia Lee (The Tonight Show With Jay Leno). 

They will immediately be brought to Hollywood for an extreme ‘performance boot camp’, intense mentoring sessions with top industry heavyweights, leading to their one-night-only performance opening a major concert. 

Opening Act is set to premiere July 9th on E!