Simon Fuller, who created Pop Idol and American Idol and launched The Spice Girls, has teamed up with TikTok to search out the following massive pop group.
In a contemporary twist on the expertise present format, wannabes will be capable to audition through the video-sharing app.
Fuller mentioned the method would create the “most linked pop group ever”.
He mentioned: “TikTok has empowered self-expression and creativity and captured the hearts and minds of a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of passionate customers.”
‘The subsequent degree of pop fandom’
The British impresario added: “The subsequent era of pop stars have eagerly embraced the platform.
“With the assistance of the TikTok viewers, I’ll deliver collectively a line-up of unbelievable artists to form the following degree of pop fandom.
“This would be the most linked pop group ever, thriving on each platform and sharing their expertise and optimistic vitality with the world.”
New music stars like Mxmtoon and hit tracks like Doja Cat’s Say So, DaBaby’s Rockstar and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage have all damaged by way of after being broadly shared on TikTok.
Dance challenges on the platform have additionally enabled established stars like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber and Lizzo to have their songs related to the newest on-line crazes.
“Together with Simon Fuller, we’ve got the chance to search out the following stars, a lot of whom are on TikTok at present, and empower them to develop into a cultural phenomenon,” mentioned the corporate’s CEO Kevin Mayer.
The announcement comes after US Present Donald Trump gave US corporations 45 days to cease doing enterprise with the Chinese-owned app. Fuller’s XIX Entertainment lists its headquarters as Los Angeles and London.