“Copycat,” MTV’s new singing competition premieres on Monday, but don’t expect to discover the next Kelly Clarkson.
Host Jonathan Bennett (“Mean Girls”) sat down to talk about his new gig on TheWrap‘s “Drinking with the Stars,” and promised audiences will “absolutely not” be buying any future albums from contestants.
“I can guarantee you that you will not see any singing contracts coming from this show,” Bennett said. A lot of YouTube fame. A lot of social media fame. But probably not going to find a record deal this time.”
Instead of discovering talent, the show discovers what Bennett described as “extremely, extremely, big super fans” of today’s popular singers.
Two fans tackle the same song, then the studio audience picks the winner. At the end of the episode, the two top-scoring contestants face off to determine the ultimate “Copycat,” and win $5,000 — plus “a crap-ton of Twitter followers,” because that, apparently, qualifies as a prize these days.
Watch “Drinking with the Stars” (above) to get the low-down on MTV’s newest show, and which superstar Bennett would copycat if he competed.