*Kelly Rowland, who knows a thing or two about successful girl groups, has just finished filming her three-city quest to find America’s next big superstar girl group – all filmed as part of her new BET series, “Chasing Destiny.”
“I don’t care where they are, where they live, where they’re from, their background — I just want to make sure that I have girls in the group who are not afraid to work, who are excited about a great opportunity, who have goals and think, and breathe, and sleep music,” the former Destiny’s Child member told the AP last week.
“Chasing Destiny,” which premieres in April, includes audition shows filmed in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles with veteran choreographer Frank Gatson — who serves as Beyoncé and Rowland’s creative director.
The Grammy winner said she wants to create a girl group for this generation of music fans.
“When Destiny’s Child was around I remember there was Xscape, there was SWV, there was En Vogue, there was the Cheetah Girls,” she said. “There were all these different types of groups, and these different types of girls groups, and there’s just one (now) — you’re kidding me? Like, get out of here. It should definitely be more.”
Rowland said she and Gatson aren’t sure how many girls will be selected for the group. Gatson said he already held two secret audition sessions in New Orleans and New York without Rowland, in hopes of finding more candidates. More than 70 prospects auditioned for them in each city.
“We have to search under every rock,” said Gaston, who groomed Destiny’s Child and also choreographed routines for Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. “There has to be another Michael Jackson out there. There has to be another Supremes.”