Gladys Knight arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas

*Gladys Knight has been announced as an addition to the judging panel for “Apollo Live,” a new singing competition series set to debut this fall on BETs sister network Centric.


Knight will work as lead judge” on the series, which is filmed at New York’s famed Apollo Theater and puts a new spin on the venue’s popular “Amateur Night” showcase.

“Apollo Live” is executive produced by Jamie Foxx. Comedian-actor Tony Rock will host the show.

Centric said a reward for the series’ winner has not been determined.

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