CBS announces one-hour special MVP:MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER

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ROCHESTER - CBS announced today the new one-hour special MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER, an interactive talent show to find the pro football player with the best off-the-field talent, to be broadcast live from the Avalon Hollywood,Thursday, Jan. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET on the CBS Television Network.
 
The MVP contest begins today with the first videos of the 32 participating players available online at si.com/mvpfor fans to watch and vote for their favorite performer. The videos showcase various unique talents, such as Irish step dancing, rapping and archery, among others. Each week, a new group of players’ auditions will be available online for fan voting during December. The finalists will be announced in January.
 
“While we knew pro football players had talents off the field, we had no idea how deep their talents go,” said Robert Horowitz, JUMA Entertainment President. “The focus, discipline and competitive fire that serve them so well on the field will be on full display as they step into the MVP spotlight. Watching many of these players perform their skills, it quickly becomes apparent that, if they had picked up a violin when they were 5, they probably would have ended up a concert violinist. Also, just know for any finalist whose day job might take them to the Super Bowl and prohibit them from appearing live on the show, we still plan to honor and call attention to their talent.”
 
Players who have entered the contest include Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers (Piano); AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals (Juggling); Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers (Archery); Juju Smith-Shuster, Pittsburgh Steelers (Cooking); Domata Peko, Denver Broncos (Guitar); and Miles Killebrew, Detroit Lions (Drums). The complete list is below.
 
The top finalists will advance to the live show and be assisted by an entertainer who will mentor them and enhance their performances. During the show, a panel of celebrity judges will critique each player’s performance before viewers vote live online at CBS.com to determine the MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER. The winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

The following is the current list of pro football players who have entered the MVP competition.
 
Ameer Abdullah
Detroit Lions
Acro-Yoga
Prince Amukamara
Chicago Bears
Dancing
Joe Barksdale
Los Angeles Chargers
Guitar
Justin Bethel
Arizona Cardinals
Drums
Patrick Chung
New England Patriots
Cooking
Alex Collins
Baltimore Ravens
Irish Step Dancing
Fletcher Cox
Philadelphia Eagles
Archery
Mason Crosby
Green Bay Packers
Archery
John Denney
Miami Dolphins
Violin
Max Garcia
Denver Broncos
Singing
Robert McClain
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Artist
AJ Green
Cincinnati Bengals
Juggling
Jacob and Cody Hollister
New England Patriots
Singing/Guitar
Miles Killebrew
Detroit Lions
Saxophone
Marquette King
Oakland Raiders
Piano
Christian Kirksey
Cleveland Browns
Drums
Bennie Logan
Kansas City Chiefs
Archery
Greg Mabin
San Francisco 49ers
Rap
Arthur Moats
Pittsburgh Steelers
Piano
Corey Nelson
Denver Broncos
Poetry
Robert Nkemdiche
Arizona Cardinals
Saxophone
Pat O’Donnell
Chicago Bears
Trick Shots
Domata Peko
Denver Broncos
Guitar
Juju Smith-Schuster
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cooking
Jonathan Stewart
Carolina Panthers
Piano
Joe Thuney
New England Patriots
Rubik’s Cube
Dalvin Tomlinson
New York Giants
Artist
Stephon Tuitt
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cooking
Brandon Williams
Baltimore Ravens
Singing
Eddie Yarbrough
Buffalo Bills
Ukulele/Singing
Kevin Zeitler
Cleveland Browns
Dog Tricks
 

 

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