Annie Barrett
July 05, 2012 AT 11:47 PM EDT

Reality TV overlord Nigel Lythgoe is at it again. The American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer has a new summer talent show — in Opening Act, YouTube singing prodigies (there’s the twist!) must ditch the webcams and look alive because they have only five days to get ready to open for stars like Nicki Minaj, Brad Paisley, and Gym Class Heroes.

The series premieres Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET. Watch an exclusive first look of Arielle as she rehearses the “big note” that could make or break her opening for Rod Stewart. 

You can watch the series’ trailer over at E!

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