Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon came together to help choirs get it together as mentors and hosts of Oxygen’s “Fix My Choir.”
But they ended up doing more than fixing choirs. Also, Williams and Haddon managed to change a few lives along the way.
The stars of the upcoming show set to premiere Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET. talked to Sister 2 Sister about their experiences on the show.
“I’m excited. It airs on the Oxygen network. It’s a really cool show. It’s myself and Deitrick Haddon serving as mentors to choirs who are pretty much already formed,” Williams said.”
She added, “it’s not a competition show or anything like that but it’s literally going into choirs who’ve asked for our help to fix certain issues they have going on. Now when I signed up I didn’t know I was gonna be the Iyanla Vanzant of choir.”
She concluded with, “one young lady is an awesome songwriter, so good Deitrick was like, “I’m gonna fund this song to be recorded.” The song is being recorded by a national recording artist. Then we got one choir who gets an A+ in singing but they crazy. Yeah, so dealing with a lot of internal issues and I just thought I was gonna coach performances and stuff like that, but I began to be able to put my life experiences and how I resolve them to great use.”
As for Haddon’s thoughts:
“It’s going to be groundbreaking television. It’s definitely a baby of mine. We’re both mentoring on the show. It’s going to be great. It’s going to be fun. It’s also going to be real,” he said.
He added, “a lot of these choir members are harmonizing over the pain. We’re really able to tap into the issues that choir members are dealing with. They’re people. They have a gift to sing and they have real issues like everybody else.”
He concluded with, “it’s definitely going to be some must-see TV. We dealt with college choirs, community choirs…We even did a barbershop choir. It’s crazy. We found ourselves going and working out family issues with these choirs.”
Watch a sneak peak below: