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04/10/2013 08:12 am ET

'The Kandi Factory' Premiere: Kandi Burruss Pits Two Aspiring Pop Stars Against One Another (VIDEO)

The "Real Housewives" franchise is getting into the singing competition business with "The Kandi Factory." The new series features "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss as she pits two aspiring pop stars against one another. She runs them through her makeover "factory," writes a song for each of them, hooks them up with a choreographer and then puts them head-to-head.

The pair compete in front of a live audience, and perhaps the whirlwind experience was a bit overwhelming for Lauryn. She fell down during her performance, though she didn't give up. She kept singing and she kept dancing -- once she got back on her feet. Perhaps her heart and perseverance helped her as Lauryn came out on top over 27-year-old Darian.

The prize Lauryn gets for winning this premiere episode is having her song released online along with a music video. But The Stir was underwhelmed with "The Kandi Factory." They wrote, "I couldn't have cared less who won. Neither of them seemed to have an ounce of true star potential."

Burruss has real star power, though, having penned "No Scrubs" for TLC and "Bills, Bills, Bills" for Destiny's Child. But Zap2It doesn't think the show will turn out any stars, either. "We're not sure why anyone would actually believe getting on a show related in any way to [the ‘Real Housewives’] franchise could help their career," they said. "Clearly some people will do anything to get on TV."

See more people "get on TV" every week on "The Kandi Factory," Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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