Scott Borchetta: From Taylor Swift’s Mentor to ‘American Idol’ Season 14 Mentor
From mentoring singer Taylor Swift when she was just a 14-year-old teen, Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Brochetta has been officially chosen as the new mentor for “American Idol” Season 14. Read on for further details.
A source informed The Hollywood Reporter that Borchetta was approached by Fox Network to replace outgoing in-house mentor Randy Jackson, who announced that he is leaving “American Idol” after being one of its original trio of judges since 2002 and later became a mentor.
On the network’s official announcement, Fox mentioned that, aside from Borchetta working as a mentor for the show, they have also previously discussed that his group, the Big Machine Records, will work alongside the 19 Entertainment and the Universal Music Group to oversee the recording career of the upcoming season’s winner. Ultimately, the winner shall then automatically join Borchetta’s star-studded list of talents, including Taylor Swift, whom he discovered when she was 14—Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry.
“American Idol has proven again and again that it can launch superstars…we look forward to bringing our energy, focus and know-how to help develop this young talent at the highest levels,” Borchetta said with regards to his joining the show in the upcoming season, as published on TV Line.
Aside from Swift and many other well-known singers, Borchetta’s label also included Brantley Gilbert, “The Voice” Season 2 contestant Rae Lynn and “The Voice” Season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery.
According to Trish Kinane, the president of FremantleMedia North America and executive producer of “American Idol,” Season 14’s judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. have found some talented singers for this season and with Borchetta’s expertise, the talents will be able to develop well as singers. Apparently, Borchetta has even been coming over to look at the previous season’s performances over at Hollywood Week.
Fox will be launching the “American Idol” Season 14 with a two-night, three-hour premiere on Jan. 7-8, 2014.
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