Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Luther Comes Alive
Darwin Hobbs, since he debuted as the gospel crooner with the rich velvet voice, has always been compared vocally to the late R&B legend Luther Vandross. And on ABC's "The Next Big Thing" this May, the former EMI Gospel recording artist will get his national opportunity to show and prove to the world how he bears a stylish resemblance with the great Luther.
"For years and years I've always been compared to Luther Vandross,” says the Atlanta-based crooner. “Finally, I'm able to act on the comparison by actually competing as Luther himself! What better way to honor this legendary icon in our industry than to sing his songs during a primetime slot on ABC!"
Hobbs will appear on the show - which debuts on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The reality-TV show conducts a national search in finding the best celebrity impersonators in the country. The show is hosted by Michele Merkin with celebrity judges: Jeffery Ross, Elon Gold and Lisa Ann Walter. Hobbs is expecting his fan base to support him on this groundbreaking opportunity and is publicly inviting them to the show's taping on April 28 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.