Martina McBride Beginning Run On "Opening Act"
Martina McBride is among the stars helping aspiring performers' dreams come true as E!'s "Opening Act" gets under way. The country singer is part of the show's Artist Development Team, which has scoured the Internet looking for undiscovered talent, and are giving a few lucky performers an express ticket to the big time. Once selected, Martina and the other team members have less than a week to get the amateur singer ready to hit the stage in front of thousands of music fans to open a show for one of today's biggest stars. "Opening Act" launches with the team prepping the unknown Arielle to warm up the crowd before a Rod Stewart concert in Las Vegas.
In addition to Martina, the show's Artist Development Team includes Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and R&B singer Jason Derulo, along with vocal coach Nick Cooper, producer Antonina Armato, and "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe -- who is also "Opening Act's" creator. Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean are some of the other headliners who'll be featured on the show. "Opening Act" will premiere on E! Monday night at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.