'No Cover': Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale and Gavin Rossdale to judge first-ever music contest of original acts

'No Cover' is an upcoming reality TV competition series that gives unsigned musical acts a chance to make their original contents famous


                            'No Cover': Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale and Gavin Rossdale to judge first-ever music contest of original acts
Lzzy Hale, Alice Cooper and Gavin Rossdale (Getty Images)
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If you've ever thought 'American Idol' had its limits in showcasing an act's real talent, wait till you know what the new reality competition show on TV is all about. Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale (Bush lead singer), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm lead singer) and Tosin Abasi (lead guitarist for Animals as Leaders) have been picked as the all-star judges for the upcoming series which will give unsigned artistes/bands a chance to showcase their original musical contents. Right from solo singing to band performance or instrument playing, the show will witness display of various musical abilities of upcoming musicians who are looking to get their name on the road to stardom.

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In the spirit of the show's title, 'No Cover', this first-ever music competition TV show has kept the place for covers of songs out the door and wants to see original acts only. If you've never made it through in other music competitions and were hindered by the disallowance of using your guitar, piano, or whatever instrument adds to the artistry of your talent, this is certainly epic news and something that reality TV has been aching for since music competitions on TV were a thing. Check out the notes on winnings below.

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The host set for 'No Cover' is singer-songwriter Kellin Quinn, who is commonly known as the frontman for the band Sleeping with Sirens. Additionally, TV host and radio DJ Matt Pinfield will take on the role of interviewer. The entire first season will be shot at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California, which has housed gigs for some of the biggest names in music, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Elton John. Lzzy Hale took to her Instagram on Wednesday, October 28, to announce the 'No Cover' series and encourage unsigned artistes to sign up. "Attention UNSIGNED ARTISTS 🚨 Finally a music competition show where the artists play only originals," she wrote alongside two posters of the competition. Check out her posts here and here.

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Fans applauded the announcement and shared their excitement. "Lzzy my dream is to write a song and have u sing it with meπŸ”₯πŸ”₯," said a fan while another dropped emojis, "πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘." Another said, "I love this so much! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰." Another fan noted, "So cool of an idea."  
Halestorm's guitarist Joe Hottinger also left a comment, "Boss Mama!πŸ”₯" to which a fan added the note, "The World is Yours Lzzy and I πŸ–€ it!!! Joe is right #bossmama -Congrats and Hellfukkinyeah 🀘🏽πŸ”₯🀘🏽."

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Not only will the show be a huge source of entertainment for music lovers, the payoffs for the competition will offer a lifetime opportunity of winnings. After season one wraps up, "winning artist(s) will secure a six-figure recording contract with Sumerian Records," according to a press release on the series' official site, "booking agency representation from UTA, management from the Shelter Music Group, high-profile festival slot(s) via Danny Wimmer Presents, studio time at NightBird Recording Studios, new gear from Gibson, brand endorsements, licensing opportunities and more."

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