Gladys Knight To Be Judge On New Singing Series Featuring Famed Apollo Theater
BET’s sister network Centric announced Wednesday that Knight will work as the “lead judge” on “Apollo Live.” The new series is a singing competition at New York’s famed Apollo Theater and puts a new spin on the venue’s popular “Amateur Night” showcase. It will debut in the fall.
Knight joins previously announced judges Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
“Apollo Live” is executive produced by Jamie Foxx. Comedian-actor Tony Rock will host the show.
Centric said a reward for the series’ winner has not been determined.
In March, the theater announced it was taking its amateur hour on the road in London, just in time for the 2012 London Olympic games. The institution was looking for talent to represent the Big Apple across the pond during a five-day trip to the UK for the July 14th competition.
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