Ever dreamed of joining a band and touring the world? Or attending red carpet events and posing for the paparazzi? Well, get ready, people, because Little Mix are looking for some aspiring singers and songwriters to open up for them on their 2020 tour. Yep, the ladies just announced that they’re launching their very own TV series, called The Search, where they’ll be creating and managing new bands. The contestants will all be mentored by Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, and the winning group will join them on their upcoming tour.

The brand new talent show will be a lot like America’s Got Talent and The X Factor, which, as fans know, is where the girl group got their start. For those who forgot, the Little Mix members all auditioned as solo artists on The X Factor back in 2011, but judge Simon Cowell decided to put them together. And the rest is history!

So how will the new series work? Well, during an interview with BBC Radio 1, the girls explained that contestants can enter The Search in pairs or in groups of three or four. Members will be added and/or removed from the groups throughout the series. The bands on the show will have access to Little Mix’s voice coaches, song writers, producers and stylists.

“We want to create incredible groups who really gel because we’ve been there and done that and we’re still doing it now,” Jesy said. “I feel like we really know what it takes and we will be there to help them properly along the way. It’s exciting as well because there’s going to be so many different types of groups. We want boy groups, girl groups, mixed groups.”

Applications are now open, so for the fans who want to apply for the show, they can upload their audition tape to the BBC website. The aspiring musicians need to be 16 or older to enter, and applications will close on January 10, 2020.

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