P. Diddy has a date with 19 women.
The latest Sean “P. Diddy” Combs led version of MTV’s reality talent search “Making the Band” will feature 19 women living together in a SoHo loft and competing to become members of an all-girl pop group under the hip-hop mogul’s guidance.
“Making the Band 3” premieres March 3.
“I take pride in being a star-maker and having had the chance to work with the biggest and most successful women in the music industry,” Combs said in a statement Monday. “But there is nothing like finding and nurturing new talent and watching their rise to fame.”
On “Making the Band” — not to be confused with other MTV shows “Making the Video,” “Made” or VH1’s “Remaking: Vince Neil” — the female contestants will be judged on their dancing ability, vocal talent, star power and willingness to be part of a group. Those who don’t meet Diddy’s standards will be eliminated.
The first (Diddy-free) version of “Making the Band” debuted on ABC in 2000, then moved to MTV in 2002 and chronicled the creation (and demise) of boy band O-Town. Beginning later in 2002, “Making the Band 2” followed Diddy and hip-hop group Da Band (and their demise) for three seasons.
In addition to Combs, the judges on “Making the Band 3” include manager Johnny Wright, choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson, producer-songwriter Doc Holiday and manager Phil Robinson.