Rita Ora Tapped As Host Of ABC’s ‘Boy Band’

Published: Tuesday 16th May 2017 by Sam

Rita Ora may be readying new single ‘Your Song’ for release later this month, but she’s not vacating the TV the arena. Quite the contrary, in fact.

For, the former ‘X Factor’ judge ‘Voice UK’ coach, and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ host has booked a new gig – this time at ABC.

The network may have just nabbed the rights to ‘American Idol,’ but before then they announced a summer singing competition named ‘Boy Band.’ 

Well, according to Variety, Ora has been tapped to host the show which aims to piece together America’s next big boyband from a pool of contestants.

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has signed on as a judge alongside Spice Girls singer Emma Bunton.

So how will the format differ to Idol and the plethora of shows in the same space?

First and foremost hopefuls will battle for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records. Viewers voting live at home will influence the sway of affairs by picking their five favorite potential members.

As for the judges, they will be called “architects” and will serve as mentors too.

‘Boy Band’ airs this summer on ABC.


On the surface, this is giving ‘Making The Band’ meets ‘The Voice’ with sprinkles of several other shows already on offer.

That said, it does sound interesting. What’s more, sometimes the best shows are amalgamations of many others rather than an outright new concept.

In any case, we’re willing to give this a chance. Are you?

Your thoughts?

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  1. SAVAGE_beast May 16, 2017

    I gotta give it to her shes trying….i hope she snatching coins

  2. Liam May 16, 2017

    One thing I gotta say her team keeps her coined….kudos to her hustle tho

  3. Dev May 17, 2017

    Nick Carter from one of the biggest boybands of the 90’s with countless memorable hits that people from all musical tastes can remember and sing.
    Emma Bunton from one on the biggest most iconic girlbands of all time with countless hits. both having a worldwide impact….. and then Rita Ora! Im confused.

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