Grammy winner Ciara on what advice she would give to kids on the verge of stardom

America's Most Musical Family premiered on Nickelodeon on Nov. 1, bringing the first family singing competition show to the silver screen. The new reality show follows 30 families, all with unique musical acts that span every genre from hip-hop to opera, as they compete for their chance to win a contract with Republic Records and a $250,000 cash prize. 

In The Know's Julia Webb sat down the show's judges, Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson, and host, Nick Lachey, to get the inside scoop on Nick's newest show.

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AMERICA'S MOST MUSICAL FAMILY Episode 101 - Pictured: Nick Lachey hosts AMERICA'S MOST MUSICAL FAMILY. With Judges, Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson on NICKELODEON. Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon. ©2019 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Nick Lachey, Debbie Gibson, Ciara and David Dobrik visit Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: David Dobrik visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: David Dobrik visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Ciara visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Ciara visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Debbie Gibson visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Debbie Gibson visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Nick Lachey visits Build Studio on October 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
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With kids younger than ten performing on the show, emotions are sure to run high. When asked what it was like to have to give honest feedback and criticism to the families, Grammy award winner Ciara described the tricky dynamic as a "good challenge," sharing that "there's a fine line you want to walk" when critiquing kids. YouTube star and fellow judge David Dobrik echoed Ciara's sentiment adding that "it was brutal" when families had to be sent home after getting voted off the show. 

Host Nick Lachey, of 98 Degrees and Newlyweds fame, is no stranger to sharing memorable moments on stage with a family member. Of the show, he shared "there were so many incredible performances. I remember being moved to tears." And due to the fact that there are no other family-first competition reality shows on the air, all cast members expressed their immediate excitement at getting to be a part of this particular show. Singer-songwriter and judge Debbie Gibson said that from day one on set knew they "were a part of something special, something groundbreaking."

Seeing as Nickelodeon has such a massive audience and fan base, it's inevitable that a lot of the young performers from the show will be thrust into the spotlight after season one wraps. When asked what advice she would give to the kids about to be in the public eye, Ciara advised to "always [pursue your dream] because you love it. I think that's most important. And when you have the opportunity, own it -- make that moment count. Make the best of it and if things don't pan out exactly how you want them to, don't stop believing."

"I say it all the time on this show, but I always say, 'all it takes is one person to believe, and that person is you.' So your dream starts and ends with you," she continued.

You can tune in to watch America's Most Musical Family on Nickelodeon on Fridays at 7pm ET.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Ciara poses during the PANDORA Jewelry Shine Collection Launch with Ciara on March 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Pandora Jewelry)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Ciara is seen on March 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Ciara and Russell Wilson are seen on March 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Russell Wilson and Ciara attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Singer Ciara attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 6: Ciara attends the Tom Ford Men's - Arrivals - February 2018 - New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Recording artist Ciara attends the NFL Honors at University of Minnesota on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Singer Ciara attends the 2018 Warner Music Group Pre- Grammy Celebration at The Grill & The Pool Restaurants on January 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Ciara onstage at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for dcp)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Singer Ciara arrives at the Billboard Women In Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Ciara arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Ciara arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 07: Ciara performs during the taping of 'Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration' at Walt Disney World on November 7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The 'Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration' premieres on ABC, Monday, December 25, 10a.m. - 12p.m. ET. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 07: Ciara performs during the taping of 'The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' at Walt Disney World on November 7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. 'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' premieres on ABC, Thursday, November 30, 9?11p.m. ET. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Ciara arrives to Bulgari store on Fifth Avenue on October 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Singer Ciara attends a party to celebrate the Bvlgari Flagship Store Reopening on October 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, singer Ciara, NFL player Russell Wilson and Heidi Klum participate in the phone bank onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Ciara leaves ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on October 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Ciara attends 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icons at The Plaza Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Ciara wears an all leather outfit on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Ciara attends Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Ciara attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Ciara Wilson attends the Jen Klein Day of Indulgence on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Wireimage)
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