By: Taylor Gates
Timbaland is the latest celebrity to join ABC’s new singing competition show “Boy Band.” The Grammy Award-winner will serve alongside Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys as a judge and mentor (known on the series as “architects.”) The series will be hosted by Rita Ora, who also hosted “America’s Next Top Model” last season. “Boy Band” will follow thousands of young, hopeful male performers as they compete to earn one of 18 spots in three bands.
Over the course of the season, contestants will be shuffled around and eliminated until one group of five performers will be left standing—the winning boy band. “I’m excited to be a part of this show and come on as an architect to help guide the next generation of undiscovered talent,” said Timbaland. “I want to continue giving back to music as I have been. I’m ready to find the next boy band that could change our business.”
The special two-hour premiere of “Boy Band” is set to air Thursday, June 22 at 8pm. Picture: