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Although Utahns have had much success in televised reality shows, it is still noteworthy when people from the relatively small Beehive State land on a prominent network reality series.

Especially if you're Noteworthy.

Noteworthy, an award-winning a cappella group of nine Brigham Young University students, will compete in a four-night NBC reality show next month that will reward the winner with a record contract and $100,000.

Eight singing groups, hailing from everywhere from Boston to Los Angeles, will be featured in the show. The show will be hosted by former teen heartthrob singer Nick Lachey and judged by pop pianist Ben Folds and singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.

"There was a long, intense process of auditions," said Courtney Jensen, 22, co-director of Noteworthy who also specializes as the group's beat-boxer. The nine women heard about the competition in a cappella blogs last summer, she said, and decided to audition in Los Angeles in September.

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