It's what we've all been hoping and praying for: ANOTHER SINGING COMPETITION SHOW ON TV! Well, NBC has you covered, America. You're welcome.
"And the Winner Is" will debut on NBC next year, but in the meantime, they need contestants -- and they are coming to Raleigh to look for some. Producers will hold an open casting call at The Longbranch (608 Creekside Drive) on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They are looking for individuals or groups of all ages performing from all musical genres: country, rock, pop, hip hop, whatever. They guarantee they will see the first 500 people in line.
The only requirements noted on the casting flyer are that you must be a U.S. resident to apply and that minors must be accompanied by a guardian. (Note: I have no other information about the casting call other than what is right here, nor am I personally conducting any auditions, so please don't call me!)
Here's the requisite twist for "And the Winner Is," which comes from the producers of "The Voice" and "Deal or No Deal": Dueling contestants are judged by an in-studio panel, but before learning their fate, they must decide whether to negotiate a cash prize and step out of the competition or continue in the contest. The amount of money up for grabs increases as the rounds progress, and the ultimate prize for winning the show is $1 million. So you see the "Deal or No Deal" genetics in this one.
The mandatory celebrity judge for the panel has not yet been named.