Opening Act
Season 1

Season 1

1. Arielle and Rod Stewart

Jul 9, 2012
In the series premiere, Texas native Arielle gets surprised with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when a group of professionals in the music industry offer her the chance to open for Rod Stewart in Las Vegas. But will Arielle's soulful voice carry her through the week-long bootcamp they've prepared for her? Find out whether this amateur singer can work past her insecurities and memorize lyrics to a brand new song in time for her grand performance.

2. TwentyForSeven and Gym Class Heroes

Jul 16, 2012
After scouring the net to find talent to open for Gym Class Heroes, Nigel Lythgoe and his team decide on a teenage pop band from Detroit called TwentyForSeven. But the experts are in for a huge shock when the lead singer Rajiv sounds completely horrible in person. Is it just a case of deceiving talent--or is Rajiv's lack of confidence sabotaging his voice and the band's shot at stardom? See if vocal coach extraordinaire Nick Cooper can work his magic on Rajiv, and if this group has what it takes to be Gym Class Heroes' opening act.

3. Kylie and Jason Aldean

Jul 23, 2012
As a singer-songwriter who performs at schools across the south, 16-year-old Kylie is ecstatic at the chance to open for country megastar Jason Aldean--especially since he is one of her idols! But when the hard work begins in Nashville and her nerves start to get the best of her, the Oklahoma native is not sure she'll be able to pull it off--especially since she had only five days to prepare! Though country stars Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan offer words of encouragement, can Kylie put her anxiety aside for her one big shot?

4. Jono and Jason Mraz

Jul 30, 2012
In an online world where success is measured by the number of page views in a social media space, launching a music career is often an unattainable dream. However, in the exciting new series Opening Act, unsuspecting talent is surprised with the break of a lifetime when they're given the chance to open for the biggest players in the industry, including LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Jason Mraz. Follow these amateur performers on their fast and intense journey as they quickly go from being discovered to taking the stage with a major superstar for a one-night-only performance.

5. Joy Island and LMFAO

Aug 13, 2012
When they hear that they've been chosen to open for LMFAO, party rocking band Joy Island ditches their life in Massachusetts and jumps in their van for a wild, cross-country trip to Hollywood. But Nigel and his team are in for a whole lot of drama, especially when they find out this wild child band truly embraces the party lifestyle that they sing about. Plus, not everything is what it seems when it comes to the band's DJ slash frontgirl Bri. Can Joy Island get the show on the road--or will the party be over before it even started?

6. Tanner and Brad Paisley

Aug 20, 2012
Texas-native Tanner Patrick may reside in a small country town, but he's far from being a country singer! So when Brad Paisley asks him to be his opening act, Tanner has a lot of training to endure before he's ready to perform in front of Brad's adoring fans. Plus, unlike many other musicians, Tanner is battling Type I Diabetes, which worsens while under a lot of pressure and stress. If he can hold it together through bootcamp, Nigel and his team have a lot of surprises they're willing to share with the rising pop star.

7. Gotham Citi and Nicki Minaj

Aug 27, 2012
New York-based Gotham Citi has only been singing together for a year, but they have their hearts set on taking center stage. So when rap superstar Nicki Minaj asks them to be her opening act, they must learn to connect and use their raw talent to blend as a group. Gotham Citi has a lot of work ahead of themselves before they perform for Nicki's over-the-top fans. Their biggest task is to find their own unique style and stand out among other boy bands. If each member can enhance their vocal ability to harmonize with their band members, Nigel Lythgoe, his team of industry experts and two legendary music producers will help Gotham Citi emerge as the next big group.

8. Von and Lady Gaga

Sep 4, 2012
Missouri-based Von Smith is a powerhouse singer that is ready to seize an opportunity he once missed. So when Olivia surprises him with the chance to open up for Lady Gaga, he's all in! But in order to take the stage in front of all the Little Monsters, Von must come out of his shell and flourish as a young artist. Von's biggest struggle surrounds his religious differences with his mother. And on top of issues at home, Von appears to be much more shy than his YouTube persona. Nigel's team is tasked with bringing out the best in Von and building his confidence so he can reign supreme on Gaga's stage.


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