VH1 Gives America the Chance to Decide who Stays and who Goes Home in the New Original Series 'But Can They Sing' Premiering Sunday, October 30
Exclusive Content and Performances to Air on VH1's Broadband Network Vspot
Before and After Each Episode
Morgan Fairchild, Kim Alexis, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Larry Holmes, Joe
Pantoliano, Bai Ling, Carmine Gotti Agnello, Michael Copon And Myrka Dellanos
Will Hit the Stage in This Six-Week Competition
Ahmet Zappa Will Host
NEW YORK, Oct. 25 -- They can act, model and even box, but
can they sing? VH1 will give viewers the chance to decide through multiple
platforms who should stick to their day jobs and who gets to tough it out over
six weeks to become a pop star in the new original series "But Can They Sing?"
premiering on October 30 at 10PM*.
Actors Morgan Fairchild ("Falcon Crest"), Joe Pantoliano ("Sopranos"), Bai
Ling ("Nixon"), Antonio Sabato, Jr., ("The Bold and The Beautiful"), Michael
Copon ("One Tree Hill"), model Kim Alexis, Carmine Gotti Agnello ("Growing Up
Gotti"), former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Latin
entertainer/journalist Myrka Dellanos will undergo grueling and intensive
training with two prominent vocal coaches and one movement/dance instructor to
prepare for their performance in front of a live studio audience each week
during the six week competition.
VH1 will then turn the voting over to America at 11PM* where viewers will
have the opportunity to cast their ballots one of three ways:
-- Online (http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/but_can_they_sing/series.jhtml)
-- Text messaging, by sending their contestant's number ("01","02", "03",
etc.) to 91757. Text message voting is sponsored by Sprint but is open
to all carriers/networks.
-- Via toll-free phone
VH1 will also offer viewers a sneak peek of two full performances each
Sunday morning prior to the 10PM* premiere of "But Can They Sing?" on
Additional exclusive Vspot programming includes interviews with
contestants immediately following their performances, post-show discussions
with studio audience members, and post-show predictions from the show's
"But Can They Sing?" is produced by Granada America, the producers of such
TV hits as VH1'S "Celebrity Fit Club" "Hell's Kitchen," "Nanny 911," and
"Airline." Kanpai Pictures' Jay Karas and Andee Kuroda are the Executive
Producers for Granada America along with Paul Jackson and Curt Northrup. Jeff
Olde, Lee Rolontz and Claire McCabe are Executive Producers for VH1. The
series will be shot in Los Angeles.
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