Year after year, supergroups like *NSync, the Backstreet Boys, the Pussycat Dolls, Danity Kane and the Jonas Brothers carve their place in pop music history. They sing. They dance. They entertain. They inspire. Now, the search is on to find the next big pop sensation.
After an extensive nationwide search, nine amazing groups hit the stage to compete for a $100,000 prize and the coveted title of MTV’s Top Pop Group. With everyone’s host, Mario Lopez, at the helm, the competition is fierce!
Each week, the hopefuls are coached by megastars and supergroups who try to help them perfect their singing, dancing and overall performance skills. Then, the groups perform live in front of a panel of celebrity judges — rapper Taboo, singer Michelle Williams and choreographer Brian Friedman — knowing that one wrong move or off-key note could cause their dreams to come crashing down.
But it’s not just the judges that get a say in who stays and who goes. You can vote for your favorite pop group! After tallying the votes, one group is eliminated each week. In the end, the last group standing is crowned MTV’s Top Pop Group!
Who has what it takes to steal the spotlight and become the next big thing? You’re about to find out. We took a look through the groups to find the Asian American singers. Here’s the results:
Nadia, Felicia, Celia and Daria Khong are four sexy but sweet Chinese American sisters from Los Angeles who have it all.
Sultry Chelsea Emata moved to the United States from the Philippines when she was 10. After attending a performing arts high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue singing and acting.
Ju-Tuan (Pronounced zha–tawn)
Samoeun Cheng, who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, had to endure unspeakable poverty while growing up. Thankfully, his family eventually fled to the United States, where Samoeun not only discovered his passion for music but also three lifelong friends.
Part of Las Vegas acappella group Mosaic, Troy Dolendo sings bottom half and percussion, but he can also throw down some mean b-boy beats!
Top Pop Group – ‘The Casting Special’