Opening Act

2012, TV Show

Full Episodes(8)

Latest Episode: Von and Lady Gaga

Sep 02, 2012 Season 1 Episode 8 watch on (Paid)

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.

Gotham Citi and Nicki Minaj

Aug 27, 2012 Season 1 Episode 7

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.
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Tanner and Brad Paisley

Aug 20, 2012 Season 1 Episode 6

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.
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Joy Island and LMFAO

Aug 13, 2012 Season 1 Episode 5

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?
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Jono and Jason Mraz

Jul 30, 2012 Season 1 Episode 4

Aurora, Colorado native Jono is astonished to learn that he'll be taking a few days off his job at Best Buy to work with Nigel Lythgoe's team of music experts and fly to Hawaii to open up for singer Jason Mraz. However, Jono's quick to learn it's not all fun and games--and he's got to learn to open up to the audience if he wants to be taken seriously as an artist. Can this small town guy make it in the cutthroat music industry?
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Kylie and Jason Aldean

Jul 23, 2012 Season 1 Episode 3

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?
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TwentyForSeven and Gym Class Heroes

Jul 16, 2012 Season 1 Episode 2

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.
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Arielle and Rod Stewart [HD]

Jul 09, 2012 Season 1 Episode 1

In the series premiere, a soulful singer is discovered on the internet and offered the chance to open for Rod Stewart.
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Opening Act Clips & Interviews collapse view

Opening Act: Televised Surprise
Opening Act Video Diary: TwentyForSeven
Opening Act Video Diary: Kylie
Opening Act: Brad Paisley's Surprise
Opening Act Bonus: Learning Choreography
Opening Act Clip 5
Opening Act Bonus: Finding The One
Opening Act Clip 7
Opening Act: Road Trip Rockin'
Opening Act Bonus: Bonding Over Bullying
Opening Act Bonus: Insider Interview
Opening Act Bonus: Good Enough for Gaga?
Opening Act Bonus: Bad Move
Opening Act Performance: You'd Be Home By Now
Opening Act Bonus: Cut or Be Cut

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