Saturday, September 13, 2008

Donny and Marie to Host New ABC Special!

Donny and Marie are back! The singing Osmond siblings are set to host of "Rediscovered," a new ABC special that gives former child actor hopefuls a second chance at stardom.

Casting Director Matt Casella -- who auditioned Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake as children before they were mega-stars -- will go back through his decades of audition tapes and find five worthy hopefuls who auditioned as kids but are now all grown up!

The show will surprise the five hopefuls and fly them and their families to Los Angeles, where they'll perform on a special for their second chance at fame!

The show's executive producer, Dave Broome, tells ET, "What makes this show so different is that unlike other competition shows, none of our contestants applied. We tracked them down, surprised them and plucked them from their daily lives for this once in a lifetime chance."

So who are the folks who'll be appearing? The contestants, who reside all over the U.S., include a real estate agent, a banquet manager, a building contractor, an insurance marketer and a holistic therapy salesman.
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Anonymous said...

I was at the taping of the new pilot called rediscovered. It was not fair to judge the contestants that night because the first four contestants couldn't be heard clearly by the audience. They were muffled and distant sounding. The fifth one came in loud and clear and he is the one that won. Marie said can you all hear and we said NO, she ask that the system be checked but nothing was done until the last contestant.
Marie and Donny looked amazing and were great fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

The show is a great idea, but judging by the audience is a bit unfair because sound varies for each one.