SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Bravo Media’s “The Kandi Factory,” which follows Grammy Award winner Kandi Burruss as she mentors aspiring musical artists on their potential journeys to stardom, will feature South Plainfield High School senior Cory Singer during its Sunday, May 5, segment at 10 p.m. EST. Singer, who plays the guitar, is an awareness advocate for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS).
And to celebrate his “Kandi Factory” debut, Singer will host a live viewing party for friends, family and interested members of the general public from 9 to 11:30 p.m. May 5 at the Park Avenue Diner in South Plainfield. More information about this event is available by calling 732-423-2070 or by visiting www.officialcorysinger.com.
Singer – who has Tourette and Asperger’s syndromes, among other neurological disorders – is one of 16 musicians being mentored by Burruss, a former member of the platinum-selling music group Xscape and a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter. Having written mega-hits “No Scrubs” for TLC and “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bug A Boo” for Destiny’s Child, Burruss is a music veteran with an incredible eye for talent.
In each episode, Burruss puts everything on the line by offering two protégés with no industry experience an opportunity of a lifetime – to master the key elements that make a star and a chance to fulfill their dreams. Burruss recognizes something special in each of the contestants and through the process she aims to discover the next rising star. Singer hopes he is one of the victors.
“I am so happy and proud to be a part of ‘The Kandi Factory’ on Bravo TV,” said Singer, who is a blogger for NJCTS’ Teens4TS blog, has worked on several occasions with NJCTS Youth Advocates and fellow South Plainfield resident Tommy Licato, and recently advocated for Tourette Syndrome at a roundtable discussion with United States Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ7). “My motto is, ‘Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities.’ I am looking forward to showing America how that works, and I’d like to thank NJCTS for always encouraging me and supporting all of my efforts and endeavors.”
From rocky recording sessions to stumbling through choreography, the transformations that contestants such as Singer undergo will be a must-see as the show takes viewers through the gutwrenching process of their makeovers with Burruss and her team of experts – comprised of producer Don Vito, choreographer Victor Jackson and stylist Kwame Waters.
The winner of each episode who creates a lasting impression on Burruss and her team will score the ultimate career break – an original song based on their personal life and written by Burruss herself, plus a music video produced by her accomplished team. For a sneak peek of the show, please click here. To become a fan of Singer’s Facebook page, please click here. To follow Singer on Twitter, please click here. Both of those accounts are fast going viral. And for more information about NJCTS or Tourette Syndrome, please visit www.njcts.org.