By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 1, 2012 at 1:45PM
APOLLO LIVE—CENTRIC’s NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES—TO HOLD AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., CHICAGO AND ATLANTA
Hosted by Comedian Tony Rock, the New Talent Competition will Feature
Judges Michael Bivins and Doug E. Fresh
WHAT: CENTRIC, BET Network’s signature channel kicks off auditions for its new original series APOLLO LIVE. Inspired by the Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night and hosted by comedian/actor Tony Rock, the show will include new, exciting elements such as a judging panel featuring R&B producer/artist Michael Bivins and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh.
WHERE: NEW YORK
Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th
253 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th
Location To Be Announced ----- 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th
Location To Be Announced ---- 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. (on 5/11)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on 5/12)
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Location To Be Announced ---- 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contestants should log on to www.BET.com/Apollo for a complete set of the rules and eligibility requirements.
APOLLO LIVE marks the legendary Apollo Theater’s return to television after the successful 21-year run of the popular Showtime at the Apollo and will be taped in front of a live audience at the Theater. The series will draw upon elements and traditions from the Apollo’s long-running weekly live Amateur Night show, including audience voting, and the infamous “Executioner” who sweeps unsuccessful performers off the stage.
APOLLO LIVE is a BET Production and is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Marcus King and Don Weiner.
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