Friday, November 01, 2019

The Stars Of 'America's Most Musical Family' Chat About the New Nickelodeon Show | BUILD Series

America's Most Musical Family premieres Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA and YTV Canada! Click the following link for more info!:

The Stars Of "America's Most Musical Family" Chat About The New Nickelodeon Show | BUILD Series

Ciara, Debbie Gibson and digital media’s David Dobrik are the judges for the new Nickelodeon music competition show, "America’s Most Musical Family." The series, hosted by Nick Lachey, features families of two or more relatives who perform together. Over the course of 12 hour-long episodes and one half-hour special, the 30 musical families battle for the chance to win a $250,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Republic Records.

David Dobrik Brought A Refreshing Point Of View To "America's Most Musical Family" | BUILD Series

David Dobrik of "America's Most Musical Family" explains the type of perspective he brings to the judges' table. He also reacts to getting to work with music legends on the Nickelodeon show.

The 30th Anniversary Of The Album, "Electric Youth," Felt Profound For Debbie Gibson | BUILD Series

"America's Most Musical Family" judge Debbie Gibson reacts to the incredible fanfare that came with the 30th anniversary of her biggest album, "Electric Youth."

Ciara Encourages All Of The Contestants On Nickelodeon's "America's Most Musical Family" | BUILD Series

Ciara, a judge on "America's Most Musical Family," talks about wanting to support the talent on the Nickelodeon show and the personal growth she sees from them.

Nick Lachey Tends To Disagree With The Judges Of "America's Most Musical Family" | BUILD Series

"America's Most Musical Family" host Nick Lachey jokes about disagreeing with the judges' decisions and verdicts on the musical groups that compete. Judge Debbie Gibson also goes on to reveal one of the longest deliberations between her and fellow judges, Ciara and David Dobrik.

Ciara & David Dobrik Take Us Inside America’s Most Musical Family | Young Hollywood

Families who music together stay together -- just ask the Partridges and the Von Trapps! Now, a new generation of talented relatives will get their moment in the spotlight thanks to Nickelodeon's competition series "America's Most Musical Family"! Young Hollywood heads to the set of the show to catch up with the very illustrious judges, including former boy bander Nick Lachey, singer Ciara, iconic pop legend Debbie Gibson, and YouTuber David Dobrik! The formidable foursome look back on their own careers, including when they first realized they could make a career out of their voices, plus they reveal the alternate careers they would have pursued if the whole singing thing ended up not working out. Find out which one would have become a professional Uber driver!

From Good Day Sacramento:

Debbie Gibson America's Most Musical Family

Debbie Gibson is chatting with the hosts about her role as a judge on Nickelodeon's new music competition series America's Most Musical Family!


From Hollywood Life:

‘America’s Most Musical Family’ JudgeCiara Reveals She ‘Critiques With Love’& More

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The premiere of ‘America’s Most Musical Family’ has finally arrived. HL sat down EXCLUSIVELY with the judges and host to discuss why they wanted to do the show, their judging techniques, and more.

America’s Most Musical Family premieres Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon. The musical competition series will feature 30 family bands who will compete in front of celebrity judges Ciara, David Dobrik, Debbie Gibson, and host Nick Lachey for a recording contract with Republic Records and a $250,000 cash prize. America’s Most Musical Family is the perfect show for your entire family to enjoy. “There’s nothing like watching good talent and in this case what was really exciting is that this is the first show of its kind where it’s a family-only competition show and there’s so many unique things about it,” Ciara told HollywoodLife.

Nick was equally excited and admitted that he felt like he had “kind of a unique perspective in that I was in a group [98 Degrees]. Obviously, I still am in a group with my brother [Drew Lachey]. I kind of knew what it was like to work with family in a musical capacity and so as a host I thought, oh, that was a cool perspective.” As for Debbie, she said, “I grew up singing with my sisters and singing with my dad. Even still, when my dad comes to visit I throw him in the studio and I’m like, ‘We’re doing a Christmas duet!'”

David is a huge fan of talent shows himself so getting to be a part of one was a real treat. “The fact that we have front row seats to one of the best talent shows I think was kind of the best part for me,” he told HollywoodLife. “I love watching families and I like watching the backstories and seeing what they’ve overcome to do certain things. It was so fun to watch that.”

Judges’ panels are crucial to a show’s success. Ciara, David, and Debbie revealed what kind of judge they’re going to be on the show. “I critique with love,” Ciara said. “I think it’s important to leave acts with nuggets that help me, nuggets of knowledge or wisdom that I learned from experience to hopefully help them if they don’t make it to the next round. I try to put myself in their shoes. It’s like, what would I be feeling? What would I be thinking about the next thing? I try my best to put myself in their shoes and then try to give them those bits of information that I learned from experience. I had to bump my head a few times. I just wanted to make sure I did that but also encourage them. I critique with love. I am a judge that critiques with love.”

Debbie said she’s been told she’s “more critical than the others but I think that I’m constructive with my criticism, nurturing but constructive.” David admitted that he was the “surprise” judge. “I was always surprised,” he continued. “There wasn’t a performance where I wasn’t like, ‘I can’t believe it’s getting better.’ Every other performance was just completely impressing me. I was all about stage presence and how much fun everyone was having because you can feel the excitement that the family’s giving off when you’re sitting there and that’s kind of what was important to me.”

David may not be a famous singer like Ciara, Debbie, and Nick, but Debbie said the YouTube star’s opinion was always valued during deliberations. Debbie said, “It was always interesting to hear David’s perspective because he’s not like, ‘She was a little flat on that high note.’ He was like, ‘Who moved me? Who made me want to have fun?’ And I think Ciara and I tune into David’s opinion very seriously because he represents that music fan out there.”



America’s Most Musical Family Judges & Host: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

merica’s Most Musical Family is the latest music competition series to hit the television airwaves. But what makes this one special is that, as the name implies, it focuses on uber-talented musical families. Thirty families will compete, with five performing each week for the first six weeks and two out of those five advancing to the next round. The family who wins the ultimate prize will take $250,000 and a recording contract.

To help weed out the performers from the pretenders, Nickelodeon has tapped three judges who are quite talented in their own rights. The panel consists of musicians Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson, plus Nick Lachey has been tapped as host. The show premieres Friday (Nov. 1) and runs for 12 episodes. As you get ready to decide who should take the title of America’s Most Musical Family, here’s what you need to know about the judges and host.

1. Ciara is kind of a big deal

Ciara (full name Ciara Princess Harris) is arguably the biggest name attached to the show. Her debut studio album titled “Goodies” went triple platinum and earned four Grammy nominations. Her follow-up album, “Ciara: The Evolution,” also went platinum in 2006.

That same year, Ciara started acting, which eventually led to a recurring role on The Game. She then became a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon as her modeling career took off.

While all this was happening, Ciara caught the eye of Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. The two were married in 2016 and welcomed a daughter in 2017. The 34-year-old star also has a son from a previous relationship with rapper/producer Future.

2. David Dobrik is a social media BMOC

Dobrik is already a household name among YouTube fans. The 23-year-old got his start on now-defunct social video app Vine, then became popular on YouTube with his comedy vlogs. His video work, which consists of pranks, jokes, comedy bits, and cute animals, and his popular podcast have earned him several Shorty Awards, Streamy Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards.

In 2018, PAPER magazine named him one of “10 Social Media Personalities Making the Most Noise” and the next year, on the fourth anniversary of his YouTube channel, which boasts 14+ million subscribers, The Verge lauded his “short run times and fast cuts” that led to a wave of imitators and still “shape the site’s content today.”

3. Your mom probably loved Debbie Gibson

If you aren’t sure about the identity of the third America’s Most Musical Family judge, that’s OK — you could ask your mom. Or just keep reading.

Gibson was a huge hit in the late ’80s. Her debut album “Out of the Blue” went triple platinum and all of its tracks were written by Gibson herself. One of its singles, “Foolish Beat,” made Gibson the youngest female artist ever to write, produce and perform a song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Her follow-up album, “Electric Youth,” went double platinum and gave her another No. 1 hit with “Lost in Your Eyes,” both of which made her the first female artist to have an album and a single at No. 1 simultaneously.

She also gave ’80s kids some serious hat envy.

In addition to her pop hits, the 49-year-old singer has appeared in several Broadway and West End productions in London, including Eponine in Les Miserables, Sandy in Grease, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Belle in Beauty & the Beast and Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

4. Nick Lachey is boyband royalty

At the height of the late ’90s/early ’00s boyband craze, Nick Lachey was leading the group 98 Degrees alongside his brother Drew Lachey and fellow members Jeff Jeffre and Jeff Timmons. Their singles “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing” were solid hits, plus the group was featured on the Mulan soundtrack.

Of course, TV fans might better remember Lachey for his marriage and subsequent reality show with Jessica Simpson. Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica ran for three years on MTV before the couple’s 2006 divorce. Lachey later married actress Vanessa Minnillo in 2011; they have three children together.

Finally, America’s Most Musical Family is hardly Lachey’s first hosting gig. From 2009 to 2014, he hosted NBC’s a capella singing competition The Sing-Off, and he has also hosted the last two Miss USA competitions. So this should be old hat for him.

5. The judges were blown away by the talent

In a recent Today interview, the judges and host tell Al Roker and his cohorts that they were absolutely floored by the level of talent the 30 families on the show brought to the stage. So with that in mind, they really had to look for something that made each family stand out.

“A star shines like a star. You just want to see someone that has that ‘it’ factor,” says Ciara, adding, “Someone that’s gonna own the stage and make it theirs, that’s what real stars do and that’s what we’re looking for.”

Gibson adds that growing up, she and her sisters sang together “for the joy of it” and “that’s what [she] was looking for.”

“[We want] families that love to just sit around their living room and sing for the fun of it.”


From News 12 Long Island:

LI's Debbie Gibson judges new show 'America's Most Musical Family'

She is the original pop princess. Long Island's own Debbie Gibson is back on television - this time behind the judges' table on a new show.

Merrick native Gibson is on the search for America's most musical family alongside fellow judges Grammy-winning superstar Ciara, digital media sensation David Dobrik, and the show's host singer Nick Lachey, of 98 Degrees.

In America's Most Musical Family, family bands compete for a record contract and $250,000 cash prize.

The show premieres tonight at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon.


From ET:

Ciara Reflects on 15 Years of 'Goodies' and Now Owning Her Masters: 'I No Longer Feel Handcuffed'

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since Ciara dropped her first studio album, Goodies.

To celebrate, the singer, now 34, stopped by ET Live to reflect on the early days of her career. While chatting with Blanco Brown during our "Artist x Artist" series, she also provided insight into the making of the album, which included hits like the title track, "1, 2 Step" and "Oh," featuring Petey Pablo, Missy Elliott and Ludacris, respectively.

"It's special. It's kind of surreal -- it's like pinching myself, and going, 'This is literally 15 years ago.' Like, 15 years ago sounds so far away," she says. "To see this generation dancing to that song like it's a new song, and it's falling right into the pocket of what's happening now, it's kind of crazy. It also shows you the cycle of music and how different times repeat themselves all over again."

"It's amazing how music works," she continues. "Like the 808. The 808 never gets old, will never go out of style. That's what the album consisted of, a lot of 808s, a lot of melody as well. That was important to me to really kind of tap into the urban-pop combination. I called it 'ghetto pop.' It's amazing to see my fans show me love. It's an amazing thing and I feel so blessed."

Even though it's been 15 years since her first album, Ciara says she feels like she's "just getting started."

"I feel motivated, like when I was younger," she explains. "Everything happened so fast. Literally one song was No. 1, one song was top three, next song was top three. Naturally, you can kind of just keep rolling with it versus soaking in the moment when it's happening."

"I've started working on enjoying the moments when they happen, and not looking for the next moment so fast," she adds.

Flash forward to today, Ciara now has her own record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment, which she calls "an absolute blessing."

"It's an incredible chapter," she says. "It's pretty cool to know you're out here running around and hustlin' and bustlin' and you're not only performing songs you wrote, but you also own the masters to those songs."

"I used to dream about that while being signed to a label," she shares. "I was like, the day that I get a chance, I want to own my own masters. I want to do it differently. Because after a while you kind of get frustrated with having to go through the same process -- when you believe in something, when you have a vision for it, but the person who makes the decisions doesn't share the same vision. When I got the chance, I actually wasn't even planning on doing it in that moment."

That chance came in June 2018 with the release of "Level Up," which marked the first song from this "new chapter" of her life. "This was the moment I was waiting for and it's like God gave it to me," she exclaims. "It was the best feeling in the world. I no longer felt creatively handcuffed."

"All it takes is one person to believe, and that person is you," she adds. "I really learned that with 'Level Up' and doing it on my own."

"Level Up" was featured on Ciara's Beauty Marks album and received widespread attention, as fans around the world participated in the accompanying dance craze created by the singer.

"It's amazing, the feeling that it gives you when you see people literally taking the time and effort to recreate what you created," she says. "It's something that you're really proud of and I think it's the coolest thing that it gathers people together. Like, that's the power of music."

Blanco -- who also has his own record label -- had a similar feeling this year with the release of his country-rap-fused hit, "The Git Up," which also went viral thanks to its fun (and easy to learn!) dance challenge.

"Honestly, to see people doing my dance and seeing the joy it brings to people is just so magical to me," he says. "It's something that you can't calculate. Every time I wake up and I click on a video, it's a new dance, somebody else doin' it. Cops, firefighters, older people, kids. Kids taking their first crawls and steps to it!"

"That's godly," he adds. "It's one of those moments I think I'll never fully grasp ... it's too big for my mind to wrap around."

In more exciting news, Ciara is also getting ready to introduce fans to America's Most Musical Family, a new music competition show airing Friday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. Ciara is also a judge on the series, along with David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson, with Nick Lachey as host. Hear more in the video [here].


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Originally published: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 01:14 GMT.

H/T: Daily Mail Online.
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