|Sep 26th, 2010
By Pop Tower
CBS has begun a nationwide search for individual or group dancers for the new reality competition series, hosted by former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul.
Paula Abdul on Drop Dead Diva - © Lifetime
The audition process for the upcoming CBS reality-competition series "Got to Dance" (working title) has started. To get a leg up on the competition and apply for the chance to appear on "Got to Dance" and audition for Paula Abdul, prospective dancers can log on to CBS online for an application and further details. This is a nationwide search open to all U.S. residents. There is no age limit or minimum. Dancers can perform any type or style of dance, as an individual or in a group.
Paula Abdul, the award-winning dancer/choreographer, dynamic performer, multi-platinum recording artist and popular entertainment personality, is executive producer, creative partner and lead expert for the show. She will also serve as coach, mentor and advocate for contestants during the performances and elimination process, providing critical input and guidance while sharing her experience with hopeful contestants.
"Got to Dance" is based on the British hit that debuted earlier this year and has been a ratings sensation for Britain's Sky 1, making it one of the UK's top-rated pay TV series this season. In the most inclusive talent search on television, amateurs with raw talent of any age group from across the nation (either performing solo or in a group) can audition any form of dancing—from ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet and tap to tango. The most talented and entertaining dancers will be invited to audition for Abdul and her panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves. The very best will perform live in the Semi-Finals and Finals, where they will battle for the right to be crowned "Got to Dance" champion.
"Got to Dance" is based on a format created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille. Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops, Robin Ashbrook, Anthony Dominici and Paula Abdul are executive producers. Distribution is handled by Shine International.
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