ABC Competition Boy Band Recruits Rita Ora, Nick Carter and Baby Spice

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ABC is looking to shape the future of pop music with a little help from those who came before.

At the network’s upfront presentation on Tuesday, it was announced that songstress Rita Ora — fresh off a one-season stint as the host of America’s Next Top Model on VH1 — will host Boy Band, a reality singing competition premiering Thursday, June 22 at 8/7c.

Additionally, Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter and Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton will join the series as “architects,” which are described as “experts who will guide contestants throughout their journey to stardom.”

As if all of the above wasn’t enough, Carter ended Tuesday’s presentation by reuniting with his fellow Backstreet Boys for a performance of — what else? — “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”

Is the added star power of Ora, Carter and Bunton enough to get you amped for Boy Band? Video of the Backstreet Boys’ performance will be added if it becomes available, but in the meantime, drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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