Janis Estate Ok's Reality Tv Talent Search

Tragic rocker JANIS JOPLIN's family has given the go-ahead for a new reality TV project to find the late singer's soundalike.

The US show, SEARCH FOR THE PEARL, will feature a nationwide talent search for someone who embodies the spirit of the 1960s rocker.

The winner of the programme, which is expected to air next year (06), will join Joplin's former backing bands BIG BROTHER + THE HOLDING COMPANY and FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND on a world tour.

The news of the new show comes during a resurgence of interest in Joplin - she'll be honoured at the GRAMMY AWARDS on Sunday (13FEB05) with a tribute duet, performed by JOSS STONE and MELISSA ETHERIDGE, and a Lifetime Achievement award.

Meanwhile, PINK will star as Joplin in a new TV biopic, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JANIS, and RENEE ZELLWEGER is in negotiations to play the rocker in a new movie version of her life.

11/02/2005 19:21


Tags: Janis Joplin - Big Brother - Grammy Awards - Joss Stone - Melissa Etheridge - Pink - Renee Zellweger


More Janis Joplin

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at...

Janis Joplin Musical Hits Broadway, A Star Is Brought Back To Life? [Pictures]

A Night With Janis Joplin has finally premiered on Broadway after toruing Portland, Washington D.C., Pasadena and Milwaukee, garnering some excitable reviews along the way.Today...


'A Night With Janis Joplin': Janis Joplin Brought To Life On Broadway

The prolific 1960s rock n' roll singer might not be around any more to perform but fans of her songs can experience A Night With...

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Is It Too Late To Become A Hendrix Fan?

Jimi Hendrix, in action, in his heydayHappy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Today, Jimi Hendrix would have been celebrating his 70th birthday, had a tragic turn of...

Monterey Pop Movie Review

For those of us who weren't yet born when the 1960's rock 'n' rolled around, Monterey Pop affords an affectionate glimpse of the music that...



ROXY44851's picture


Import Source: 
Import Date: 

8 years 8 months ago
View Comments

Janis Joplin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Janis Joplin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All