3 High Notes About 'Majors and Minors'
Friday, September 23, 2011
Starting tonight, The Hub network brings a different kind of singing talent show to the tube. While some of you may be rolling your eyes, listen up! Majors and Minors is bringing something different to the table.
The show follows 12 kids between the ages of 10 and 16 as they work with some of today's biggest names in music. The mentors guide the talented kids and teach them everything they need to know to make it in the cut throat music industry. After watching the premiere, here are three things about Majors and Minors that make it worth a watch.
Original Young Talent: True, these kids are young but their talent is there. Not even out of braces yet these kids deliver grown up voices. The show actually starts with final auditions where the young performers show a room full of judges that they know what they're doing. In fact, almost all of them perform original songs that I could honestly say some are radio ready. After watching Bravo's Platinum Hit this summer, some of these kids could put those grown men and women to shame.
Family Support: And not the crazy kind! You know when you watch American Idol before a bad audition (you know it's going to be a bad audition) and the family is there in support (and just as delusional). Well, you're not going to get any of that here. One thing all these kids have in common, besides natural talent, is family support and lots of it. It's refreshing to see kids looking their age, acting their age and knowing their parents are their role models.
It's not American Idol or The X Factor: And Majors and Minors isn't trying to be. You won't see kids with zero talent audition; they've cut all that out. There is no voting off each week, the show is here to teach kids and help them perfect their craft and become performers. They'll learn the process of song writing and producing music as well as dancing and performing on stage.
The first original song from Majors and Minors, "One World" is available on iTunes already. The show is hosted by British television-radio personality Joby Harte and features Grammy award winning songwriter Evan "Kidd" Bogart, vocal coach Debra Byrd, vocal producer David "DQ" Quinones and choreographer Alex Larson. Some big name guest appearances to look forward to this season are American Idol's Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks, Brandy, Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, Avirol Lavigne, Sean Kingston, Claude Kelly, Ryan Tedder and Mike Posner.
Majors and Minors premieres September 23 at 8pm on The Hub.
(Images courtesy of FOX)