Mary J. Blige has had plenty of experience in the music industry, making her the perfect choice to judge new talent on "Opening Act," a singing competition on the E! network, premiering July 9.

Mary will be starring alongside "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe and Antonina Armato from "Rock Mafia," as the trio will scout out new talent to open for acts like LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Gym Class Heroes.

The ameteurs chosen for the show will be taken to "performance boot camp," where they will be mentored by industry executives.