Legendary music star Pat Boone visits Shark Tank this week! In addition to the drama that you normally find in the Tank, the famous singer joins an entrepreneur from Brattleboro, VT, to pitch a new eco-friendly car that they claim is superior to electric vehicles because it runs on compressed air. The episode airs at a special time FRIDAY MAY 1 8|7c.
The Sharks don't pull any punches with the folks looking for investments this week, driving one entrepreneur to tears and grilling another: “Are you here to get exposure or to get exposed?” In addition to Boone's pitch, a super-fit mother of three from Ft. Collins, CO, touts the benefits of her snack bars connected to a popular diet; a fisherman who holds the world record for biggest striped bass ever caught tries to net a Shark’s investment in his unique lure that helped him make that catch; and two men from Cincinnati, OH, provide customers with sets of glasses and frames that are interchangeable and reasonably priced. There's also a follow-up story on Heidi Ho Organics in which Lori Greiner invested earlier this season.
Watch Heidi Ho secure a deal -- in record time -- with Shark Lori Grenier in Week 8 of Season 6.
Boone’s recording career was stratospheric: from the 1950s on, nearly 50 million records sold, 38 Top 10 hits, gold, and platinum records. Boone rates #6 among artists with the most consecutive Top 10 hits, #10 with the most Top 40 hits and #16 with the most No. 1 hits. He began producing other artists and also branched into gospel music, starting his first label, gospel-based Lamb & Lion Records. A Boone album of hymns sold three million, considerably opening up the market and allowing Boone to stay loyal to this genre all his life. He hosted a gospel TV program for a decade and syndicated gospel music radio shows, continuing today. He’s a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Watch Shark Tank FRIDAYS 9|8c on ABC.