CMT Announces Next Superstar Show
February 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM (PT)
CMT announced TODAY (2/9) that they will launch a new music competition series to find CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR. CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR is set to premiere in APRIL on CMT. The show will be executive produced by LEGACY PRODUCTIONS’ Co-President SIMON LYTHGOE and NIGEL LYTHGOE, co-founder and President of BIG RED 2 ENTERTAINMENT, a newly formed company with 19 ENTERTAINMENT. Former CMT exec BOB KUSBIT, also executive produces in his first outside project for the network. BRAD JOHNSON and MELANIE MOREAU serve as executive producers for CMT.
In each hour episode of the ten episode series, CMT will search to find AMERICA's next Country star in NASHVILLE. Contestants on CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR will try to impress celebrity guests each week through a series of music business related ‘challenges’ and 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.
“This isn't just a singing competition, the contestants will also be judged on their songwriting, radio interviews and music videos,” said NIGEL. “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.”
"One of the reasons this show stands out from the rest is that it’s the only show where the contestants take an active role in deciding who's in the band,” said SIMON. “Whereas contestants must sing in different genres on other shows, this is all about Country music. Our contestants will turn some world-renowned songs from other genres like Pop or Motown, pour their soul into it and make it Country.”
For more information, check out www.cmt.com.