Little Mix have teased that their upcoming talent show The Search is “completely open” and there are “no genres”
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The girl band – comprised of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are on the hunt for singers to make up a new all-female, all-male, or mixed group in their new entertainment series, and the lucky winners will get the chance to join the girls on their summer tour in 2020.
And the ‘Woman Like Me’ hitmakers have already had “thousands” of people auditioning.
Perrie told The Sun newspaper on the red carpet at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday (24.11.19):
‘Auditions are happening now. There have been thousands of people auditioning. It’s amazing’.
Jade said that the main aim is to find “the next amazing band” regardless of the amount of members or whether they are all-male, all-female or mixed.
‘We don’t want to give too much away, but there are no genres – we are completely open.
‘Boys, girls, numbers-wise – it doesn’t matter. We just want to find the next amazing band’.
On landing the BBC show, the girls said in a statement previously:
‘We want to create lots of incredible groups who really gel. As we have been there and done it ourselves, we know what it takes to make a group successful, and will be there to mentor them every step of the way.
‘We want solo artists to audition as well as groups and every type of genre is welcome too.
‘It’s going to be really exciting and people can apply right now’.
The seven-part series will air on Saturday nights on BBC One.
Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, said:
‘One of Britain’s most popular all-female bands Little Mix will bring their magic to BBC One on Saturday nights in 2020 in a brand-new show set to inspire the next generation of young artists’.
Andrea Hamilton, executive producer at ModestTV, said:
‘It’s a real privilege to be building a new show around such a successful and loved British band.
‘Creating bands means relationships matter and there’s no one better to share that experience than Little Mix, who are living it right now’.
Singers will form into new bands, live together, and gain access to Little Mix’s inner circle of vocal coaches, song writers, producers, stylists, and more.