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[07/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
Cbc's George Stroumboulopoulos to Host "The One: Making a Music Star," Premiering Tuesday, July 18 on Abc, with the First Results Show Airing Wednesday, July 19

[via press release from ABC]

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CBC�S GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TO HOST �THE ONE: MAKING A MUSIC STAR,� PREMIERING TUESDAY, JULY 18 ON ABC, WITH THE FIRST RESULTS SHOW AIRING WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

Canadian George Stroumboulopoulos has been named host of �The One: Making a Music Star,� the series that goes behind the scenes to see 11 talented performers share the opportunity of a lifetime, as they learn from successful music business professionals while competing for a major recording contract.

�I've been around the music industry for a long time and worked with all kinds of artists at different stages of their careers,� said Stroumboulopoulos. �I�m excited to be working on a show with people who will be getting fully prepared for what it�s really like in the music business, the good and the bad. These singers will go through rigorous training. It�s going to be a crazy ride, and I�ll be with them every step of the way!�

A veteran music expert and Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) television star, Stroumboulopoulos is the host of �The Hour,� CBC Television�s new late-night talk show, featuring interviews, viewpoints and headlines in music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Before joining CBC Television, he was a producer and host of MuchMusic�s �The Punk Show,� �The NewMusic� and �Loud and MuchNews.�

�The One: Making a Music Star� premieres LIVE, TUESDAY, JULY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), with the LIVE results show to air the following night, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

�The One: Making a Music Star� is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the President of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Matt Kunitz, and will air in HDTV with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.





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