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THE SIX REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS BATTLE IT OUT LIVE IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE SEMI-FINALS - In the second of three live episodes, the six remaining semi-finalists converge on Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre to represent their city and to compete for the big prize - a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Music icons Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Nelly will continue to provide guidance to the six contestants as they battle it out on stage in their quest to becoming "The Next" (#108.)
SEASON(S): 1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: presumably canceled on 4/1/13 as the series was not among the cw's summer 2013 plans
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, June 2012) On Thursday, August 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), The CW will go on a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom with THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP from executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah and executive producer Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser"). In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America.