MTV: Music Television and Sean “Diddy” Combs today announced open call auditions for MTV’s hit returning series “Making the Band 4” to kick off on January 17th in Los Angeles. And for the first time ever candidates who are unable to make the open calls can post their audition videos on-line via makingtheband.MTV.com allowing viewers the opportunity to vote for their favorite “Making The Band 4” candidates. The series is scheduled to premiere in Q2 ’07 and will chronicle Diddy as he sets out to form an all new boy band. In the last season of “Making the Band 3,” Diddy created the successful all girl band “Danity Kane” whose album debuted at number one. The show documented the journey of Aubrey, D. Woods, Aundrea, Dawn and Shannon as they recorded their first album together under the guidance and expertise of Diddy. “Danity Kane” is scheduled to go on tour with Christina Aguilera. Now Diddy is about to do it all again with “Making The Band 4!” Starting January 13th aspiring superstars can log onto http://makingtheband.mtv.com and upload their singing audition for the world to see. Viewers will have until January 27th to vote for their favorites. 25 candidates will be selected to move on to Round Two, where they’ll upload a dance audition. Round Two voting concludes on February 6th. Producers will reward 3 finalists with the opportunity to audition in person for Diddy. Last season’s “Making The Band 3” ranked #1 in its time period among P12-34 versus cable competition and reached over 63 million total viewers in premieres and repeats.