A talent search is just “one of the ideas that got kicked around” before Specific Media and JT purchased the site from News Corp. “Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out,” Timberlake’s manager Johnny Wright said. “We definitely want to bring the industry back to MySpace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.”
JT wouldn’t exactly be breaking new ground by using the Internet to find new talent — American Idol has let contestants audition via MySpace (online auditioner Karen Rodriquez was a finalist this past season). However, if this talent search comes to fruition, this may be the first high-profile singing competition that takes place entirely online. Time for you aspiring pop stars out there to reactive your MySpace account!