February 11, 2011 09:00 AM by Christine McDow
Nigel Lythgoe and his son Simon Lythgoe have announced that they have a new show that will premiere on CMT in April called CMT’s Next Superstar. This is a reality show, but not a live show like Nigel’s current hits, AI and SYTYCD. If you can not tell by the name alone, the show will focus on 10 singer/songwriter hopefuls who want to be the next big country music star. Keep reading to find out more!
In each hour episode of the ten episode series, CMT will search to find America’s next great country star and will open the door for undiscovered singer/songwriters who think they have what it takes to make it in the rough and tumble world of the music industry. The show will allow the world to see every triumph and every set-back unfold weekly as each contestant will compete while living together in Nashville providing a rare and revealing inside look at the all ensuing drama that can take place when musical adversaries live and compete together.
“This isn’t just a singing competition, the contestants will also be judged on their song writing, radio interviews and music videos,” said Nigel Lythgoe. “We’re looking for more than just a singer, we want the complete creative, talented package – performer, personality and writer. We want the next Country superstar.”
Contestants on CMT’s Next Superstar will try to impress celebrity guests each week through a series of music business related ‘challenges’ and grueling performance rounds. Each week, one finalist will be eliminated and America will have the final vote to determine who will win the title of CMT’s Next Superstar.