Parents' Guide to

Opening Act

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

New talent performs, plus occasional drinking, swearing.

TV E! Reality TV 2012
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The series introduces TV viewers to a new crop of talent that is emerging around the country, and who are using Internet outlets like YouTube to draw attention to their work. It also underscores how even the most talented performers must continue to work hard to prepare for performances, as well as continually cope with the monumental pressures they face to perform well on stage.

The show has some inspiring moments, especially when the folks selected to perform share their personal struggles and/or their efforts to achieve their musical dreams. But while some performers take this opportunity very seriously, others can't seem to pull themselves together to make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime chance being offered to them. No doubt you'll find yourself rooting for some folks, while wanting to give the boot to others.

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