Former Girl Band Members Form Supergroup In New BET Show ‘The Encore’

Published: Wednesday 19th May 2021 by Sam

Never underestimate the power of the internet.

A year ago, a fiery clip of Kiely Williams and Farrah Franklin, formerly of 3LW and Destiny’s Child respectively, surfaced and went all the way viral.

It was lifted from the pilot of a reality show that sought to create a supergroup comprised of ex-girl group members.

There were ample calls from various corners of the net for the show to hit the airwaves.

Well, a year on, the format has been revived and is making its way to BET.

Full story below…

Created by reality royal Carlos King (whose credits include the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ‘Hollywood Divas,’ and ‘Belle Collective’), the show is officially titled ‘BET Presents The Encore.’

Set for a June 9 premiere, the 10-episode season will unite eight names from notable 90s and 00s groups, as well as as a soloist.

The collective is given 30 days to record an album at a home studio, hone their vocals, and learn intricate choreography.

Wondering who is in the mix?

The talent confirmed are:

Aubrey O’Day (Danity Kane)
Kiely Williams (3LW)
Shamari DeVoe (Blaque)
Pamela Long (Total)
Irish & LeMisha Grinstead (702)
Fallon & Felisha King (Cherish)
Nivea (Soloist)

King, who has been developing the show for over 7 years, said in a statement:

“I felt that girl groups never got its just do … and I, as a content creator, wanted to … educate the masses on who I feel are the forgotten sisters of music. I wanted to pay homage to that industry and really give these women an opportunity to share their stories and their struggles.”

He continued:

“I’m super proud of this show. It’s a love letter to girl groups. It’s a love letter to this genre that I feel like has always been super underrepresented, and I truly hope with the success of this show … it reignites the record labels to invest more in girl groups. I definitely think there’s an appetite for that.”

Tiffany Lea Williams, BET’s executive vice president of unscripted programming and development added:

“Fueled with passion and drive, the leading ladies of ‘BET Presents The Encore’ prove that lightning can absolutely strike twice, and we can’t wait to share the next phase of their journey with our viewers. This series will bring fans behind the scenes in the music-making process, reconnect them with some of their favorite chart-topping singers and deliver unforgettable stories from celebrities they love.“

Now, this is OUR type of TV.

Friends, you already know what we’ll be doing come June 9!

Peep the clip that started it all:


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  1. Nicky May 19, 2021

    Is Camicky going to be on it?


    Give it Up! Flop show.

  2. Clarks0o00ñ May 19, 2021

    Normani will definitely fit into this group

    Lets be honest , what does normani have going on for right now at the moment? Absolutely nothing

    Camila’s schedule in 2021
    Cinderella movie
    Cinderella soundtrack
    3rd album

    • Nicky May 19, 2021


      How long does it take to shoot a straight to dvd movie? She has been shooting for a while. 😂😂😂

      The soundtrack will flop 😂😂

      You and I know the album will flop as well. I see Camicky being a judge on Mexico Got Talent in the future.

      • Clarks0o00ñ May 19, 2021

        Honey, my girl is booked and busy in 2021, I cant say the same for f*******. 😂

        Camila has cashed her check for the movie and the soundtrack. 2 checks .
        The ship has already sailed.

        Worry about normani who cant release a second single.
        4 years of going solo, no album out. This is who u stan, are u not embarrassed. This is really embarrassing 😩

    • UHoesFunny May 19, 2021

      Lmfaoo that’s a lie 🤣🤣🤣🤣 the only booked n busy she is is attending those racist forgiveness classes and recording podcasts from home with her gf 💀

  3. J May 19, 2021

    I can’t wait to see this 🥰

    On another note Fifth Harmony fans are clearly psychotic

  4. t May 19, 2021

    wow they stole the show it was d woodsfrom danity kane who did the show but no network picked it up

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH May 19, 2021


  5. Lidia May 19, 2021

    A bit of context regarding the “fiery clip” would have been good. I had to go away and search just to make sense of what this meant.

  6. UHoesFunny May 19, 2021

    LOL I would watch this. Maybe they’ll have C***** as a special guest.

  7. nun ya biz May 19, 2021

    now we all know that Aubrey doesn’t know how to play well with others, SMH They aren’t even gonna make it to the third episode without someone punching her in the head….

  8. What Would Whitney Do May 19, 2021

    That’s nice.. Put kanye west up

  9. Lizzo biggo May 19, 2021

    I would put cherish, Nivea and shamari in a group
    Then total and 702
    Aubrey can eat their p**** cats and be a s** s****
    Kiely is a mean manface with no talent…
    Farrah was a better choice

  10. Johny5 May 19, 2021

    Love it, but WHERE IS FARRAH??? We need the delusion. It’s entertaining af

  11. eric May 19, 2021

    I hope this show is being produced with honest intentions and not for the drama and cattiness that seems to be frequent in reality TV. Shamari is my favorite of all the listed names. I loved her voice and personality in Blaque. I think she’s above this show along with Total, Cherish and 702.

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH May 19, 2021


      • J May 19, 2021

        Blaque had three albums. I personally like their second one best

    • Pat May 19, 2021

      Shamari was giving Beyonce level vocals on im good. She was nothing to be toyed with back then

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH May 19, 2021


  12. TheOriginalUgghh May 19, 2021

    Lol this is going to be sooo messy and I will be watching!!

  13. Susan May 19, 2021

    They’ll end up just like June’s diary.

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH May 19, 2021


  14. K’man May 19, 2021

    Kind of looking forward to this. My wish list
    -Pam (from total) talking about her and her band mates being turned out by Missy and Da Brat,
    – Shamari being bitter about being on RHOA one season
    – Pam and Shamari have a flirt session since they’re both fluid
    – Aubrey see without filters and see her massive weight gain
    – Nivea saying she doesn’t need to be here because she is paid by her baby daddies
    – And drama with the rest of the girls!

  15. Paulo May 19, 2021

    This group is gonna be a mess with that line up. If they were really invested into making a girl group pop then June’s Diary would’ve happened.

    It sucks that Nivea has to go through that but ooh well hope it’s a good cheque for her.

    • J May 19, 2021

      I love Nivea 🥰 Complicated was one of my favorite albums back in the day

  16. Ace Blanks May 19, 2021

    As much as Kiely gets on my nerves she is soooo right in this clip. She does have two multi platinum groups to her credit and Farrah and sing a damn thang Chile!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH May 20, 2021


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