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First Look At ‘Clash of the Cover Bands’ As New Series Sets October Premiere Date

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Clash of the Cover Bands has finally unveiled the first look at its series premiere. Meghan Trainor, Ester Dean, and Adam Lambert make up the judging panel on the new E! show. Stephen “tWitch” Boss will host the show looking for the next big cover band premiering Oct. 13.

In the trailer, Trainor says that the judges have seen the “coolest cover bands from all over America.” Each episode of Clash of the Cover Bands will pit two cover bands from the same genre against each other. The bands are all vying for a cash prize of $10,000. One band will earn the ultimate $25,000 prize at the end of the season and the opportunity to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

‘Clash of the Cover Bands’ Gives First Look at Series Premiere

Lambert boasts that the covers “will blow you away.” Some of the artists that will be covered by the bands this season include Aretha Franklin, Blink-182, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Ozzy Osbourne, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, Elton John, and Lady Gaga. Dean says in the trailer that “the battle is real.” These bands are going to bring it.

Fans of Lambert are particularly excited to see him step into the role of talent show judge again. After making a name for himself on Season 8 of American Idol, Lambert went on to serve as a guest judge in Season 14. The Queen revival frontman was also a judge on The X Factor Australia. Everyone has been patiently waiting to see the rocker share his expertise on Clash of the Cover Bands.


The bands that will be featured on Clash of the Cover Bands are “the best of the best.” They did get to perform in front of a live in-studio audience. We do see short glimpses of the judges and the crowd going wild in the trailer. The whole experience seems like it was loads of fun. It would be awesome if Dean, Trainor, and Lambert performed on stage together at least once on the show.

There will be 10 episodes on this season of Clash of the Cover Bands. Each episode is a half-hour which is different from the usual two-hour episode format that most talent shows follow. Jimmy Fallon and Electric Hot Dog serve as the executive producers of the series which is premiering on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

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