Michelle Williams joins forces with Deitrick Haddon to help choirs nationwide come together in harmony, but the hosts of “Fix My Choir” said they got a lot more than they bargained for.
The talented artists said they did more than help singers sing, they changed a few lives.
The stars spoke to Sister 2 Sister about the new Oxygen series, premiering November 5, and how it’s part talent show and life coaching.
Allyson: Why did you decide to be a host on “Fix My Choir?”
Michelle: 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. 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. 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.
Tracy: Tell me about “Fix My Choir.”
Deitrick: 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. 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. 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.