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Star Search, March 13: The Grand Finale, by Donna Reynolds: It’s the final episode for this round of Star Search and time for each of those holding spots in the Winners’ Circles to face off in a vote solely determined by the public. Every category is hotly-contested. Can Jon Cruz dance his way to victory yet again?
Star Search, March 6: The End Is in Sight!, by Donna Reynolds: With one more week to go until the finale, it’s crunch time for Star Search. Will the Adult Singers’ Winners’ Circle remain intact? As if there was ever any chance that it wouldn’t.
Star Search, February 28: You Have My Attention!, by Donna Reynolds: Donna has been a bit suspicious of both the judging and the way no real challengers have stepped forward on Star Search. Will that change this week with somebody of the caliber shown by Kevin Francis?
Star Search, February 21: The Plot Thickens, by Donna Reynolds: Now that one previous winner in each group has “immunity,” will the competition get any tougher? At the very least, can Jacklyne or Heather break into the so far unbroken Adult Singer Winners’ Circle?
Star Search, February 14: The Winners’ Circle Showdown, by Donna Reynolds: It’s a special Star Search this week as all the members of the Winners’ Circles compete against each other instead of new challengers. Who will put out all the stops to beat the other winners as the viewers finally get to vote? Can Jon Cruz impress as much as he has previously?
Star Search, February 7: Let Freedom Sing, by Donna Reynolds: This week, Star Search recapper Donna is amazed by some of the talent on the show. Even more amazingly, Arsenio Hall actually makes her laugh. Read on to learn all about the show that Donna believes is getting better.
Star Search, January 31: The Last Hurrah?, by Donna Reynolds: It’s time for another week of Star Search. In both the Young Singers and Young Dancers categories, there are some impressive competitors, but what’s going on with the Adult Singers?
Star Search, January 24: May the Circle Be Unbroken!, by Donna Reynolds: This week on Star Search, competitors in the categories of Young Singer, Young Dancers, and Adult Singers battle against each other and against the occupants of the Winner’s Circle. Will any of the new challengers prevail? Can Young Singer Spensha Baker take it all?
Star Search, January 17 – Back for More in 2004, by Donna Reynolds: Star Search is back, with a host of new changes. Naomi Judd is the only returning judge, and one of the new ones makes her look sane and kindhearted. But some of the previous stars, like Jake Simpson are returning to face off against newcomers. Will he stick around or be sent home?
The Return of Star Search, by Donna Reynolds: Star Search is coming back. Read on for all the details of when, where, and how the show has changed. One category is gone, but return winners are back. Donna gives us the whole story.
The Music Industry’s Stake in Reality Talent Shows, by Sting7: Remember how the music industry scoffed at the notion that a reality show winner could make a dent on charts? Kelly Clarkson came along, and the laughing stopped. Now, record labels are battling for the chance at the next reality-born sensations, like Ruben Studdard and Buddy Jewell!
Star Search Tournament of Champions – Lost: Dogg. Answers to “Snoop Doggy”, by Ken Kellam III: The Star Search Tournament of Champions went off almost without a hitch – except that the guest judge was missing. Ah, the perils of live TV. But by putting the winners of each of the three tournaments up against each other, we found out who the true champions were.
Star Search, May 14: Countdown to the Tournament of Champions, by Ken Kellam III: It’s the last edition of Star Search before the Tournament of Champions. Who will represent this latest group on Friday? Read on to find out!
Star Search, A May 9: Will Naomi Make “Hack” Runneth Over?, by Ken Kellam III: Naomi can’t seem to understand that a semi-final round has to fit 12 people in where normally there are only eight. Will her long-winded comments cause the live show to go over? In any case, we get our last round of semi-finalists for this go-around.
Star Search, May 7: Counting Down to the End, by Ken Kellam III: Usually, the adult singer category on Star Search is pretty good and the comedians are, well, pretty bad - and that includes Arsenio! But tonight, Arsenio is on a leash, the comedians provide laughs, and the adult singers are not up to par.
Star Search, May 2: A Good Night for Comedy, But Not for Adult Singers, by Ken Kellam III: Friday’s Star Search gave us our first look at the new batch of comedians, a good competition in both of the junior categories, and some really big hair for one adult singer (at right). Of course, the judges gave us several times to wonder how their comments went with their scores, including guest judge Raven.
Star Search, April 30: Cracks About Crack, by Ken Kellam III: On the last two editions of Star Search, Arsenio made a couple of pedophile jokes pertaining to Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. What taboo topic does he bring up this week? Keep reading to find out.
Star Search, April 25: Judges Say the Darnedest Things, by Ken Kellam III: Sometimes you just listen to a Star Search judge and say, "What the heck were they talking about?" OK, actually, that happens more than sometimes. But at least they don't make pedophile jokes like Arsenio…
Star Search, April 23: Ben’s Montage and Naomi’s Mistake, by Ken Kellam III: After weeks of this show, Ben Stein has dropped quite a few one-liners. We’re treated to a number of them in tonight’s show before we even get to the performers. And since it’s been on for a while, you’d think Naomi (right) would know how to press the right button…
Star Search, April 18: What’s Ben Smoking?, by David Bloomberg: Ben Stein seems to be watching a different show than the rest of us for most of tonight's episode, though he finally comes around at the end. We have a powerful young singer, some great dancers, good adult singers, and better-than-usual comedians.
Star Search, April 16: Viewers’ Choice, by David Bloomberg: The judges get to vote first, but remember that the viewers have the final say – which they exercised in both singing competitions in this episode. Did the audience think one of the young singers was too much of a cliché?
Star Search, April 11: Bring on the Semis, by Brad Stevens: It's the first round of semi-finals for this third series of Star Search. Will the comedians get better? Will choreography beat out clog-reography? And which of the three great women in the adult singer category will make it to the finals?
Star Search, April 9: Stinking Up the Joint, by Brad Stevens: Another evening of Star Search, and tonight is filled with mediocre singers, bad clogging jokes, and the most unfunny men in America posing as comics. Read on to find out more.
Star Search, April 4: Quoth the Raven, That’s a Four, by David Bloomberg: Friday’s Star Search gave us our first look at the new batch of comedians, a good competition in both of the junior categories, and some really big hair for one adult singer (at right). Of course, the judges gave us several times to wonder how their comments went with their scores, including guest judge Raven.
Star Search, April 2: Time to Shine, by Brad Stevens: In one evening of Star Search, we finished the interrupted finals, began an intriguing third series, and learned some unwanted info about Naomi Judd’s home life. Read on to find out more.
Star Search, March 19: Half of the Finals, by David Bloomberg: Because of breaking news coverage, only the first half of the Star Search finals aired - and then only in the Eastern half of the country. We're not quite sure what they're going to do, but at least you can find out what happened with the Junior Singers and Young Dancers - and also how to order the CD from the first tournament winner!
Star Search, March 14: Semifinals Round 2, by Kathy Taylor: The second round of semi-finals is upon us. Will Freedom live up to his previous perfect score from the judges? And will any of the comedians live up to, um, making us laugh? Kathy gives us the run-down plus her predictions for the Finals.
Star Search, March 12: Saving the Best for Last, by Kathy Taylor: Plenty of good news from all fronts in this edition of Star Search. It was a veritable love-fest. One of the adult singers got the highest total score of anybody this edition, and the audience even liked the comedians.
Star Search, March 7: I’m Speechless!, by Kathy Taylor: Star Search judge Naomi Judd has been known to say some bizarre things and give strange scores, but this episode took the cake. When Tapsounds Underground took the stage, it seems all that Naomi Judd could concentrate on was their race…
Star Search, March 5: Round Two Begins, by Kathy Taylor: The show seems to be getting a little better. Well, maybe not the comedians, but at least the singers and dancers. Kathy is here with all the details.
Star Search, February 28: Semifinals Round 1, by Kathy Taylor: It's the first semi-final round, which means cramming more contestants and less commentary from the judges into a one-hour show. This is not a bad thing. Who will be moving on to the finals?
Star Search, February 26: Three Down, Five to Go, by Kathy Taylor: Star Search continues with singing, dancing, alleged comedians, and bizarre judging. Yes, it's all here, whether you like it or not!
Star Search, February 21: Real Entertainment, by Kathy Taylor: Finally, some real entertainment on Star Search: Adam Carolla was the guest judge! Oh, and the singers, dancers, and comedians were okay, too. Did the little girl with the big sad story win?
Star Search, February 19: A First Impression, by Kathy Taylor: Star Search returns with the same host, one new category, and two of the three permanent judges who were there the first time (yes, unfortunately Naomi Judd is one who stayed). Let's check in to see how the first episode went.
Star Search, the Finals: The Best Performers Win It All, by Peggy Keller: The final round of Star Search gave away big prizes to the best adult and junior singers, comedian, and supermodel. The closest race is between the comedians: will Loni Love continue her string of perfect scores or can John Roy pull out a win?
Star Search, Episode 8: Who Makes It to the Finals?, by Peggy Keller: The second round of semi-finals is here as three previous winners compete to move on to the finals. Which of the three singers, Jake, Rebecca, or Kristen, blows everybody else away tonight?
Star Search, Episode 7: Final Picks, by Peggy Keller: We’re in the final round of initial competition. We’ve got a supermodel with bizarre hair and a comedian who is called funny looking – is that a good thing or a bad thing?
CBS Juggles Reality TV Shows – ‘Star Search’ May Push Back ‘Amazing Race’, by David Bloomberg: CBS has announced that it is picking up another nine episodes of Star Search. That should be good news for reality TV viewers, right? Well, maybe not, considering that the timeslot it will be put in is the one that would have belonged to The Amazing Race…
Star Search, Episode 6: The Audience Shows Who’s Boss, by Peggy Keller: Naomi begins by saying she’s the only honest person in America, but the audience chimes in to remind the judges that we can vote too, going against three of their picks. In the Adult Singer category, though, there is no debate whatsoever, with Rebecca getting standing ovations.
Star Search, Episode 5: The Second Round Begins, by Peggy Keller: It’s a new round of competition, with new faces competing in the four usual categories. We have a young “adult” singer, a couple of not-very-funny comedians, and the judges voting without seeming rhyme or reason.
Star Search: What Are the Judges Judging?, by David Bloomberg: Star Search is looking for new talent, but can they find it with the judges they currently have? Does anybody know what Naomi Judd is talking about half the time? And what criteria, exactly, are they using to judge the models? Lots of questions here, plus some suggestions for making it better.
Star Search, Episode 4: The First Semi-Finals, by Peggy Keller: We have the first semi-final round, featuring head-to-head-to-head competitions of the winners from the first three shows. Will Tiffany continue to knock ‘em dead? Will Arsenio figure out how to break a tie? Will anybody figure out how to really judge the models? Read on to find out!
Star Search, Episode 3: The First Tie, by Peggy Keller: The third show of first-round competition provided us with several good singers, one funny comedian, and the first tie vote. How does the show handle a tie? Arsenio sure as heck doesn't know!
Star Search, Episode 2: It’s All Tiffany, by David Bloomberg: The second of the initial rounds provide a look at just how little the judges know about judging a model, how racial jokes can be funny, and how a 10-year-old girl can bring an audience to their feet.
Star Search, Episode 1: Let the Competition Begin!, by Peggy Keller & Sting7: Star Search is back, and it's live! Plus, the audience (at least those who are quick with their computers and who live in the Eastern or Central timezones) gets to vote along with the celebrity panel of judges. Young singers, adult singers, comedians, and models each have their few minutes to try to move on to the semi-final.
Host, Format Announced for Return of ‘Star Search’ in January, by David Bloomberg: The format for the return of Star Search – beginning in January on CBS – has been announced, as has the host. How will the show compare to American Idol? Will it garner the fan base it needs?
News on American Idol 2, Star Search, and The Show, by David Bloomberg: There is quite a bit of news today in the area of finding the country’s newest talent. We have American Idol 2, the return of Star Search, and a new show called, well, The Show. Read all about it, right here.
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