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VH1 US' new reality show checks out whether celebrities can sing

MUMBAI: They can act, model and even box, but can they sing? That's the question VH1 will ask and answer this fall with the new series But Can They Sing?

Nine celebrities vie for the chance to prove to America whether they should stick to their day job or tough it out over six weeks to become a pop star. Actors Morgan Fairchild, Joe Pantaliano, Bai Ling, Antonio Sabato, Jr, Michael Copon, model Kim Alexis, Carmine Gotti, heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Latin entertainer/journalist Myrka Dellanos have been chosen to compete against one another in this new original series premiering on 30 October 2005.

Each week, these hopefuls will undergo grueling and intensive training with two prominent vocal coaches and one movement/dance instructor to prepare for their performance in front of a live studio audience at the end of the week.

VH1 will then turn the decision over to Americans. They will have the chance through online voting at VH1's broadband network Vspot (vspot.vh1.com), text messaging and a toll free number, to decide who stays and who goes home. The winner of the competition will receive a cash donation to their favourite charity.

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