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For many up-and-coming artists, landing a gig as the opening act for an established star is a huge career boost.  Now, a new show on E! will offer people the chance to do just that…and Jason Aldean is of the established stars involved.

According to the New York Daily News, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer of American Idol, is behind the new show, called Opening Act, which will premiere on E! on July 9.  The show will feature Jason along with Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart and Nicki Minaj trolling the internet for videos of unknown performers.  The best will get a chance to open for the big stars on the show.  First, though, they’ll have to go to “performance boot camp” to make sure they’re ready for their big break.

In a statement, Lythgoe says, “There is an extraordinary amount of untapped talent out there.  But if you don’t know the right people or have the right connections, you may never be discovered.  With Opening Act, we are democratizing a notoriously impossible process.”

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