There is a new singing competition show that starts tonight (4/8/11) on CMT (Country Music Television channel) called CMT Next Superstar. The show is produced by Nigel Lythgoe & his son Simon Lythgoe. Ten contestants compete in various challenges, one is eliminated each week.
Two of the contestants on this show made it to Hollywood Week this year on American Idol --Steven Clawson and Adrienne Beasley.
One contestant was on Nashville Star -- Matt Mason. Steven Clawson made it to the semi-finals of NS one season, but did not make the show.
The house band for CMT Next Superstar is the group "Sixwire". They came in second on the show The Next Great American Band, and were the house band for the CMT show Can You Duet. Several members of Sixwire were also members of the Nashville Star house band.
I loved Nashville Star, so I am really looking forward to this show .
Here is the link to the website with more info about the show:
CMT.com : CMT's Next Superstar : Shows Main