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Ludacris to host new YouTube series 'Best.Cover.Ever'



Rapper Ludacris hopes his new music competition series on YouTube will “catapult an aspiring artist to superstardom," according to the Associated Press.

Ludacris is the host of “Best.Cover.Ever,” which pairs budding musicians with established stars for a shot at performing a duet.

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The series stars Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, the Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida, Nicky Jam, DNCE and Bebe Rexha.

During each episode, the music superstars pick two artists-- who best covered one of their songs-- from hundreds of video submissions and invite them to LA for a chance to sing with them.

“I can just say there are a lot of tears involved,” said Ludacris. “I think some of the best moments are the ones where you don’t realize how hard people have been working and how hard they’ve been struggling to make ends meet to continue on with their dreams.”

The season kicked off during the summer with calls for covers by the 10 music acts. Fans were asked to submit their videos of such songs as Lovato’s “Confident,” Perry’s “Firework,” Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car,” DNCE’s “Toothbrush” and Derulo’s “Trumpets.”

“A lot of these kids are struggling and they’re working so hard to build a fan base. This is not only an opportunity to live out one of their dreams with their favorite artists, but to continue to try to catapult them to superstardom and give them that little boost that they need.”

The 10-episode series debuts Nov. 20 .

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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