Kelly Rowland wants to find the next Destiny’s Child

Kelly Rowland is on the hunt for the next super girl group on BET’s new Tuesday night docuseries “Chasing Destiny.”

Rowland, 35 — the singer/songwriter and former member of Destiny’s Child — says the show gives her a chance to discover new talent.

“I felt like there was a void for a girls group in the music industry and this is something that I have wanted to do since Destiny’s Child’s ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ tour, says Rowland. “I just didn’t have the time. I didn’t want to do a reality show — I wanted to shoot it documentary style, so I fully dedicated myself to the project.”

[Rowland also plays Lucious Lyons’ bipolar mother, Leah Walker, in flashbacks on Fox’s “Empire.”]

Girl groups are infamously known for not getting along but Rowland is eager to show the harmony, excitement and camaraderie that she experienced with former Destiny Child members Beyoncé and Michelle Williams. “There were so many girl groups back in the day and now there are only two,” she says. “I want to show that women can get back to making money together.”

Rowland says, however, that there is one major factor in making a girl group. “The ‘It’ factor is soul, work ethic, passion — talent, above all else — and something about the girls that is unique.”

While Rowland is keeping mum on the number of members who eventually made the group, she says she let things happen organically in front of the camera.

“We’re not dream killers. [Show choreographer] Frank Gatson and I like to leave these girls with something before we say goodbye,” she says. “We actually explain [to them] what is needed at that very moment they’re let go. But it’s not easy because I know what rejection feels like. But I also know what it feels like to hear no. It gets me riled up to where I feel like somebody is going to tell me yes.”

And when it comes to calling out a cancerous diva that may cause problems in the group, Rowland already has that covered.

“Frank and I really listen to ourselves so when we see certain things that could potentially be a problem later, we just check the girls on it — right there and then,” she says. “These girls are 18 and up so they’re used to doing what they want to do. They’re learning to exist within a group, so it is all a work in progress.”

With a contract from Epic Records on the line, talent — and the blending of great personalities — is not the only recipe that makes for a successful group.

“What it takes for any group to be successful is that you have to know who you are as an individual and what you are bringing to the table,” Rowland says. “You have to be unique, have a great team, great records and a label that is going to put a whole lot of money behind you because it’s not cheap.”

 

 

Source: NYPost

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