The members of Scene 23 fly to New York for their first national live appearance on “Live with Regis & Kelly.” The road trip continues to the Mall of America in Minneapolis, where the group performs and signs autographs.
The men and women of the new pop group arrive in Los Angeles, move into their new home and find out who else made the cut. They then start intensive vocal and dance training, and head into the recording studio to begin work on their debut album.
The judges reveal to each of the 10 remaining men and women whether or not they will be part of the new pop group. The catch: Even the chosen ones are on probation until they can prove that they truly have the right stuff.
The 15 finalists get clothing, hair and makeup makeovers for interviews with Leeza Gibbons of the entertainment-magazine series “Extra.” Also, the competitors perform in front of the judges at the Sunset Room, an L.A. nightclub; and five more are cut from the running.
As cuts continue, choreographer Tony Michaels teaches the remaining hopefuls challenging dance routines and joins fellow judges Jaymes Foster-Levy and Brad Daymond to decide who makes the next round of callbacks. One contestant's chances are marred by injury.
Thousands of hopeful young men and women in six cities audition for three industry judges, including music-label executive Jaymes Foster-Levy, choreographer Tony Michaels and music producer Brad Daymond.