Fergie joins new singing show 'The Launch'

The 42-year-old singer will be joining OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder on Scott Borchetta's talent contest.

Singer Fergie arrives at the premiere of Vertical Entertainment's "Scenic Route" at Chinese 6 Theater- Hollywood on August 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Picture: AFP

LONDON – Former Black Eyed Peas singerFergie has been confirmed to be a mentor on new Canadian talent show 'The Launch'.

The 42-year-old singer will be joining_OneRepublic _frontman Ryan Tedder on Scott Borchetta's talent contest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fergie and OneRepublic star Tedder - who has previously written songs for the likes ofAdele, EllieGoulding, Ed Sheeran and _Jennifer Lopez _among others - will assist the coaches on the new six-part talent show which sees musicians battle to create the next hit single.

Co-produced in Toronto with Canada's Bell Media, the show is in talks to land an international co-production partner and a Canadian singer will be announced as the third mentor who joins Fergie and Tedder.

_The Launch _is due to begin shooting this summer in Toronto.

It had long been rumoured that Fergie was going to leave her solo career to rejoinBlack Eyed Peas this year but _will.i.am recently confirmed she has officially quit the hip hop group, also made up ofTaboo _andapl.de.app.

However, the 'Where Is The Love?' hitmaker's are not bitter about Fergie's departure and have no plans to "replace" her.

_will.i.am _said: "As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie."

And the group whole-heartedly supportFergie - who has three-year-old son Axl with her husband Josh Duhamel - in her future ventures as a solo artist, and will.i.am has teased the_Black Eyed Peas _will even feature on some of her solo tracks.