A number of the greatest music superstars will uncover their greatest followers within the new CBS collection Superfan, which premieres August 9 at 9 p.m. on CBS. The musical recreation present will characteristic contestants competing in a number of rounds to show they’re the last word superfan. Musical artists like Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Kelsea Ballerini, and extra will choose one deserving superfan to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize.
HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Superfan co-creator Keltie Knight, who co-hosts the present alongside Nate Burleson, about what units this musical competitors collection other than the numerous others on the market. “We would have liked a present for people who find themselves not proficient. There’s too many exhibits that contain a expertise on tv: The Voice, American Idol, and so on. You have got to have the ability to sing. I can’t sing. With America’s Obtained Expertise, you might have to have the ability to stroll on stilts or dance or breathe fireplace or have a canine that does tips. Not everyone seems to be proficient. A few of us simply love Taylor Swift and that’s our expertise. Getting our costumes collectively is our life’s mission.”
She continued, “I felt like there wanted to be a present for untalented individuals the place they may win one thing nice within the music house. My husband’s a music supervisor. I’ve been on the music beat for my complete profession, so I simply actually have been a fan. I’m a fan, and there must be a present for followers.”
The co-host revealed that “a whole lot of hundreds of followers” auditioned to be part of Superfan. The followers chosen to compete within the collection will get to spend high quality time with their idols.
“It’s not a meet and greet the place you see somebody for five seconds after which they’re whisked away,” Keltie famous. “I believe the celebs have been actually stunned as a result of they don’t actually get to spend time with followers on this approach. LL Cool J was actually moved. He stated, ‘I do know I’ve followers, however I didn’t understand individuals cared about me like this.’”
The E! Information correspondent careworn that these musical artists “actually care about their fan base.” She recalled that she might “barely rip” Kelsea away from her followers. “She needed to remain for 4 hours after taping, hug each individual within the viewers. She was so touched and so giddy to be there and simply loving on her followers. It’s so heartwarming. It’s so particular. I do know it’s my present, and it’s my child, however it’s true,” Keltie added.
Keltie revealed there was an emotional second with certainly one of Little Large City’s greatest followers. An 84-year-old girl named Carolyn is competing this season, and he or she informed the nation group precisely how a lot they imply to her. “She was like, ‘Effectively, I needed to let you already know I’ve made plans that you will sing me into the hereafter. I’ve made funeral preparations for myself, and your music might be performed as they decrease me into the bottom.’ Philip Candy from Little Large City is crying. I used to be like, that is such an odd factor to say out loud, but in addition, wow, you actually love Little Large City.”