DON'T CHA WISH YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS HOT LIKE THE NINE FINALISTS OF "PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT DOLL" ON THE CW
February 15, 2007 (Burbank, California) - Nine finalists will attempt to unleash their inner Pussycat Doll as they sing, dance and compete to become the newest member of the chart-topping, multi-platinum group in "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll," premiering Tuesday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.
"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" participants are:
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Current Location: West Hollywood, California
Occupation: Make-up Artist/Choreographer/Dancer/Lyricist
Hometown & Current Location: Mt. Vernon, New York
Occupation: Knick City Dancer
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Current Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Occupation: Manager of a night club/Singer/Dancer/Model
Hometown & Current Location: Cooper City, Florida
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Current Location: New York City, New York
Occupation: Production Assistant/Singer/Dancer
Hometown: Coconut Grove, Florida
Current Location: Miami, Florida
Name: Melissa R.
Hometown & Current Location: Cypress, California
Name: Melissa S.
Hometown: Auburn Hills, Michigan and Toronto, Canada
Current Location: Los Angeles, California
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Current Location: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Singer/Dancer/Actress/Dance Instructor
"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll" is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of selecting a beautiful and talented singer/dancer who has what it takes to join one of the world's most successful performing and recording acts. Some of the gorgeous and gifted participants are great singers, some are great dancers, some have a creative style all their own, but the winner of the competition will be the one who combines all these talents to unleash her inner Pussycat Doll. Out of the thousands of gifted hopefuls who audition, only one of these young women will make it through the challenges and undergo a total transformation to win her place in the spotlight as the newest member of the Pussycat Dolls.
Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim. As they guide the young contestants through auditions and challenges, the judges' personal styles sometimes clash, but their brutally honest critiques are intended to bring out the best in each performer. The Pussycat Dolls' lead singer and spokesperson, Nicole Scherzinger, is an inspiring role model to the participants. New dance routines in the Dolls' unmistakable style are created by Antin and co-choreographer Mikey Minden, who teach the girls one demanding number after another. In addition, Antin is on hand to take the participants through each challenge and demonstrate what it takes to become a Pussycat Doll. Antin's brother, hairstylist Jonathan Antin of "Blowout" fame, is on board for sexy hairstyle makeovers. Another important member of the team is singer/songwriter Mark McGrath ("Extra" and Sugar Ray), who serves as the show's host.
After a nationwide audition process, the judges narrowed the dancers down to the final diverse group of nine young women, who move into a loft in Los Angeles during the competition. Each episode has a specific theme ?? confidence, creativity and style are just a few of the themes addressed. Challenges include ballet dancing in toe shoes, designing an original Pussycat Doll-style outfit and learning a dance routine with male partners.
In addition to Nicole, other members of the Pussycat Dolls provide advice and empower the girls to give their all during each challenge. Along the way, there are plenty of surprises, including celebrity guests and unexpected trips.
"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" is executive produced by Robin Antin (The Pussycat Dolls), Steven Antin ("Young Americans"), Ron Fair (Geffen Records), Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Geffen A&M Records), McG ("Supernatural" "The O.C.") and Ken Mok ("America's Next Top Model"). The new series is from Warner Horizon Television, 10 by 10 Entertainment, Pussycat Dolls, LLC, Interscope A&M Records and Wonderland Sound and Vision.