B in da band...?

He's baaaaaack! Yes, Diddy (well, his team) is on the road in search of the next big boy band. If you've got the look, the moves and the voice, this just might be your big break. (Sorry, rappers need not apply.) Something tells me this season is going to be the best yet. With the demise of B2K, and groups like Pretty Ricky holding down the male-R&B group category, there's clearly a void that needs to be filled. Jagged Edge just got resigned to JD's label, but we have a feeling that a group of young, hungry, fresh talents will take over if given the opportunity and a clear-enough minds to handle the success (unlike Dy-lan & Fred).

Diddy has lined up a pretty impressive cast of judges including: recording artist - Joe, New Edition's - Michael Bivins, choreographer - Laurie Ann Gibson, and producer - Bryan Cox.

If you're at least 18, and you have the skills to pay the bills, get ready by preparing the following songs for the A cappella audition:

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" - Boyz II Men

If I Ever Fall in Love" - Shai ( Never gets old!)

End of the Road" - Boyz II Men

On Bended Knee" - Boyz II Men

Gone" - N'Sync

Peaches N Cream" - 112

Auditions begin at 10am and you can line up as early at 7am that day. Camping out overnight is "prohibited" but read between the lines and find yourself comfortable lawn chair nearby. Auditions are being held at the following locations:

Saturday March 24th, 2007

REBEL 251 West 30th Street Between 7th & 8th NY, NY 10001

CLUB RED 2015 Highland Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205 (Must be 19+ in AL)

Saturday March 31st

PLUSH 380 Beale St Memphis, TN 38103

THE GRANBY THEATER 421 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23510

May the best men win....we'll be watching every minute of the process. In the meantime, check out this audition clip for a taste of what's to come...

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