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Opening act

Opening Act
Genre Talent show
Presented by Olivia Lee
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s)
  • Kary McHoul
  • Nigel Lythgoe
  • Simon Lythgoe
  • Steve Schnur
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 43 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Nigel Lythgoe Productions
Original channel E!
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09) – September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
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Opening Act is an American reality talent show on E! that debuted on July 9, 2012.[1][2]


The series gives contestants, who are singers found via the internet, five days to prepare an opening act for a popular musical performer.[3]



Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09) September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)

Season 1 (2013)

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Arielle & Rod Stewart" July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09) 0.62[5]
2 "TwentyForSeven & Gym Class Heroes" July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16) 0.31[6]
3 "Kylie & Jason Aldean" July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23) 0.35[7]
4 "Jono & Jason Mraz" July 30, 2012 (2012-07-30) 0.27[8]
5 "Joy Island and LMFAO" August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13) 0.20[9]
6 "Tanner & Brad Paisley" August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20) 0.23[10]
7 "Gotham Citi & Nicki Minaj" August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27) 0.29[11]
8 "Von & Lady Gaga" September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04) 0.38[12]


  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 21, 2012). "E's 'Opening Act' Premieres Monday July 9th at 10PM".  
  2. ^ "E!'s "Opening Act" Premieres Monday, July 9 at 10:00PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. June 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nigel Lythgoe Brings His "Opening Act" to E!". The Futon Critic. April 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Opening Act: Cast".  
  5. ^ """Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Triumphs With "Home Run Derby. The Futon Critic. July 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Wins Demo Crown, "The Closer" Tops Viewers". The Futon Critic. July 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Takes Top Three Spots in Adults 18-49". The Futon Critic. July 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ """Monday's Cable Ratings: VH1 Claims Demo Crown With "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta. The Futon Critic. July 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: Dramas on TNT, NFL Preseason on ESPN Top Charts". The Futon Critic. August 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: TNT's "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. August 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Reunion" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. August 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MSNBC Tops Viewers with DNC; "Counting Cars" Wins Demos for History". The Futon Critic. September 6, 2012. 
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