Heard rumblings about this last year, but my suspicions were confirmed yesterday: Local singer-songwriter Todd Sarvies -- better known as John Boy's Courage -- is one of fourteen contestants on P. Diddy's new MTV reality series, StarMaker. (Which, you might remember, held auditions at Blueberry Hill last August.) The show, which premieres on August 16 at 9 p.m. STL time, focuses on singers who, well, want to become stars.
The trailer for the show features Sarvies busting out some Fall Out Boy (and the singer after him belting Gretchen Wilson's "Here For the Party"), and seems to set up the drama and conflict that's endemic to every MTV show. (View it above.) In happier news, Sarvies says that JBC will be celebrating the show's August 16 premiere with a gig at the downtown branch of the Tin Can Tavern. He and his band will play at 8 p.m., and the bar will air the show starting at 9 p.m. Sarvies answered some other questions via email about how he landed on MTV after the jump.
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