American Idol Alum LaKisha Jones Competes on The Winner Is
If you don’t catapult your career into superstardom by going on American Idol, try, try again. At least that seems to be the motto for Jon Peter Lewis, Colton Swan, Jermaine Jones, and now LaKisha Jones. The season six alum and powerhouse vocalist just announced via Twitter that she’ll be going on NBC’s new show called The Winner Is.
The show, hosted by Nick Lachey (is he the next Ryan Seacrest or what?), is described as follows by NBC:
“‘The Winner Is’ is the only show where singing six songs can win you a $1 million. A first of its kind, ‘The Winner Is’ infuses the performance of a singing competition show and the strategy of a game show into one thrilling series. Average people of all ages and vocal styles have the opportunity to turn their singing abilities into cold hard cash, but first they have to put their mouth where our money is. ‘The Winner Is’ is not about fame or a recording contract – it’s about everyday people looking for the opportunity to win a million dollars and make their dreams come true.”
Call us crazy, but we’re gathering some of these folks are hoping for a recording contract, too.
The NBC description goes on to say that “a jury of 101 music lovers vote live on who they feel gave the better performance in the duel. The two vote tallies are revealed on stage, but those results are not immediately revealed.” The negotiation begins at this point, and the contestants can take the cash or risk it all to stay in the game and snag the ultimate $1 million prize.