Nashville Star 5 Finale: Forever's As Far As I'll Go , by Tyler Sandersfeld: This is it, y'all! Two singers named Hacker and a spoiler named St. Romain remain, and one of them will win the big prize. Before that, we get more special performances by host Jewel, judge Randy Owen, and, naturally, a Hacker duet. What more do you want from a season finale?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 7: Close Enough to Perfect, by Tyler Sandersfeld: It's the penultimate episode of the season, and the last chance to vote. The final four must be close enough to perfect if they want to win next week. Did underdog Joshua get enough votes last week to get a shot at the title? What superstar is related to the Hacker siblings? And why do we see DSR surrounded by pink?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 6: Take Me Down, by Tyler Sandersfeld: No one went home last week due to a technical glitch, and perhaps five very fine original songs. Tonight, the five will perform again before one goes home. Will the unlucky one be Whitney Duncan? And why is this teaser so... uninspired?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 5: Can't Keep a Good Man Down, by Tyler Sandersfeld: It's Original Song night on Nashville Star, and like on Lost, so many questions desperately need answers. Who received the fewest votes last week? Who got the most? Are this year's originals any better than last year's? Who shows up for a surprise performance? And what does a satellite television provider have to do with anything?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 4: Reckless, by Tyler Sandersfeld: The rebumpkinizing of Tyler continues as the judges choose the songs for the remaining six, five of whom will actually perform them. However, two of the said five say some pretty stupid and reckless things that could hurt their run to the goal. Is Zac one of them?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 3: Face to Face, by Tyler Sandersfeld: This week, amidst the usual fare of performances, strange judgments, and the occasional surprise, the finalists get to chat one on one with Jewel. Is anything interesting said during these chats? Do we even get to see Meg talk it up? Do we even want to?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 2: Feels So Right, by Tyler Sandersfeld: After Seattle and Minneapolis disappointed on American Idol, we desperately need some Nashville to feel right again. Who delivered the most, whose show run is toast, and is Jewel any better of a host?
Nashville Star 5, Episode 1: I'm in a Hurry and Don't Know Why , by Tyler Sandersfeld: Country music fans everywhere can rejoice now that their simpler, more wholesome answer to American Idol is back for its fifth go-around. Ten new hopefuls, two new judges, and one new host join the fray. Which singers knock your socks off? Which ones need socks in their mouths? And why are the judges in such a hurry to eliminate contestants?
Nashville Star 4 Finale: A Winner Is You , by Tyler Sandersfeld: It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Will Chris Young surprise anyone with his win? Can Casey's perfect performance last week make any impact? Do we still love Nicole anyway? Plus, we have special performances by Cowboy Troy, Jason Aldean, Phil Vassar, and two happy mommies. Let's finish this!
Nashville Star 4, Episode 7: Like a Good Neighbor , by Tyler Sandersfeld: The final three are revealed tonight, but like a good show, all four remaining bumpkins get to perform their last vote song, if they even get the chance for votes. Plus, the final four visit their hometowns and Ashley Judd visits the show like a good sister. Also, one finalist gets a perfect score of fifty! Like a good writer, Tyler is here to recap what happened.
Nashville Star 4, Episode 6: A Trace of Marmalade , by Tyler Sandersfeld: The remaining Nashville hopefuls will need to pull out all stops, plugs, blockers, and any other synonym you can find to keep this show's quality bar above American Idol. Can a special performance by Trace Adkins and judging by Patti LaBelle help? We'll just have to see, won't we?
Nashville Star 4, Episode 5: Original Sin , by Tyler Sandersfeld: This week on Love, Country Style, five of the remaining six twang babies show us their writing chops on Original Songs night. One contestant makes a reservation to Chez Winner, while one doesn't even get a crumb. Oh, and Wynonna sings "No One Else on Earth." If you don't click here, you'll make baby Tyler cry.
Nashville Star 4, Episode 4: Take That, American Idol!, by Tyler Sandersfeld: After a less-than-stellar night of "country" performances on American Idol, hopefully the hopefuls on Nashville Star can cure someone's aching for reality wannabes singing music with a twang (Bai Ling fetishes aside). Will Nashville's newest recapper, Tyler Sandersfeld, find a herd of genuine cowboys and cowgirls, or just a field of cow poop?
Nashville Star 4, Episode 2: Another One Bites the Dust , by Paris Cosby: Nine contestants are left but only eight will perform. The viewers have eliminated one more contestant with their votes. Who will it be? Also, this episode features two performances by Gretchen Wilson, and Larry the Cable Guy steps in to help Phil and Anastasia judge the performances.
Nashville Star 4, Episode 1: A New Season Begins , by Paris Cosby: Tonight we'll get our first look at the ten finalists chosen to compete in this season of Nashville Star. We'll also get to see how Cowboy Troy does as a host of this show. And one contestant says goodbye as the judges will be sending someone home tonight.
Nashville Star 4: A Preview , by Paris Cosby: The fourth season of Nashville Star is about to begin! There've been a few changes - which is on par for the show - no two seasons have thus far been alike. We'll take a look at those changes and we'll have a sneak preview of the ten new competitors ready to hit the stage to try to become the next Nashville Star!
Nashville Star 3, The Finale: "I'm Speechless!" , by Paris Cosby: Tonight we will find out the identity of the new Nashville Star! Will it be the third year in a row that a male takes the title or can Erika Jo sneak through and be the first female Nashville Star? Also, Big and Rich and Cowboy Troy perform. And LeAnn Rimes is back as well.
Nashville Star 3, Episode 8: Last Chance Saloon, by Paris Cosby: The final four contestants vie for the title of this year's Nashville Star, Bret Michaels performs twice and why does Jayron's guitar have panties hanging off of it? Read on to find out this and which three contestants move on to the finale! Is Jody Evans one of them?
Nashville Star 3, Episode 7: "The Girls Are the Underdogs in this Competition", by Paris Cosby: Tonight, Sara Evans fills in for LeAnn Rimes as the host of the show, Phil Vassar entertains us once again, Jamie O'Neal is the special guest, and one more contestant is eliminated. Can Erika Jo break the spell of the women being eliminated one after the other?
Nashville Star 3, Episode 6: Rosin Up Your Bow and Play Your Fiddle Hard, by Paris Cosby: We're cutting it down to five tonight on Nashville Star. Who's in trouble and who's on top of their game? You'll have to read on to find out! Plus the top five sing and a band is in the works? Well, at least one of our judges thinks there should be.
Nashville Star 3, Episode 5: Every Cowboy Sings a Sad, Sad Song , by Paris Cosby: It's original songs night, and our judges take to the stage! Phil Vassar and Bret Michaels perform. And, one more Nashville Star hopeful’s dreams are dashed. How does the youngest contestant, Erika Jo fare?
Nashville Star 3, Episode 4: I Got Kinda Tingly!, by Paris Cosby: This week on Nashville Star, one more contestant will be sent home. Could it be Justin David? Or is someone else going to be saying goodbye? We also hear from Sara Evans -- and just who the heck is getting "kinda tingly?"
Nashville Star 3, Episode 3: Outlaws and Rebels, by Paris Cosby: Nashville Star is set to send home one more country singer tonight and the Top 8 will perform. How does Jason Meadows fare? Paris has all the details inside
Nashville Star 3, Episode 2: George Strait on Speed?, by Paris Cosby: It’s the night of the first elimination on Nashville Star 3. Can Jenny Farrell recover from last week’s illness? Will the voters give her a second chance or will someone else be sent packing? Also, the Top 9 perform live!
Nashville Star 3, Episode 1: Let's Get This Show on the Road, by Paris Cosby: It's the first night of Nashville Star 3. We have a whole new set of contestants, three new judges and a new host! Who will do well, who will (literally) choke? All the answers are inside
Nashville Star 3: A Preview, by Paris Cosby: The third season of Nashville Star is just around the corner, and Paris is here with all the details. Who are the new contestants? Who is the new host? Who will the judges be this year? And who exactly is Cledus T. Judd?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 9: The Grand Finale, by Donna Reynolds: It’s the finale, folks, and tonight, we will learn whom the viewers chose to be the next Nashville Star. Out of 13,000 who auditioned, only three remain – George Canyon, Brad Cotter, and Matt Lindahl. Who will it be?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 8: The Final Three, by Donna Reynolds: It’s coming down to the wire with only four contestants remaining! By the end of the night, we will know who our three finalists are, and they will make their final performances! Is George going to the finals? Plus, the contestants return to their hometowns! Donna has all the details.
Nashville Star 2, Episode 7: Duet Night, by Donna Reynolds: By the end of the episode, only four contestants will remain. Those four will also sing a duet with country music stars Terri Clark or Trace Atkins. Who does a great job, and who does judge Tracy Gershon think just doesn’t deserve this contract?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 6: Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em!, by Donna Reynolds: It’s Country Rock week on Nashville Star! Lynyrd Skynyrd performs live, one contestant is eliminated, and Jennifer Hicks has a malfunctioning microphone. Can she recover?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 5: Got the Willies!, by Donna Reynolds: The Nashville Star contestants sing a tribute to the redheaded stranger himself, Willie Nelson. There are seven contestants remaining, but only five will get to perform. Who will sing, and who will be on the road again?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 4: A Night of Originals, by Donna Reynolds: Because of a glitch in the voting, nobody was sent home this week – but two will wave goodbye next week. It’s time for original songs – can those who were potentially in danger last week, like Lance, bring it home and save themselves?
Nashville Star 2, Episode 3: More Heartbreak Than Love!, by Donna Reynolds: We say goodbye to two more contestants this week – one from last week’s viewer votes and one from the judges. But a production mistake might invalidate next week’s results! Who sang well, who didn’t, and why is Mal so thankful to his brother? Read on to find out all the details!
Nashville Star 2, Episode 2: Country Hits and Misses, by Donna Reynolds: It’s the first night of finalist competition on Nashville Star 2, and that competition is tough. One new person gets voted in from five who were on the bubble last week, then one of the 11 gets voted out by the end of the night by the judges. Read on to find out how it all went down and how new mother Gregory is doing!
Nashville Star 2, Episode 1: Let the Games Begin, by Donna Reynolds: Nashville Star 2 has begun, with some incredible performances. There are no bad auditions here, just 20 talented singers battling it out for the top ten. Who will advance? And can Gregory DeLang overcome the emotions that hurt her performance? Donna Reynolds has all the details.
Nashville Star 2 Preview: What a Difference a Year Makes!, by Donna Reynolds: The second season of Nashville Star premieres this Saturday, March 6th, and Donna Reynolds has the scoop on the twenty semi-finalists. There are no ingénues or beginners in this group – all of the performers have impressive musical experience. Who are they? Read on to find out.
Nashville Star 2 – Four Months and Counting!, by Donna Reynolds: The second edition of Nashville Star is four months away, but auditions are kicking off now! Find out more information, plus what your favorites from the first show have been up to!
Nashville Star Winner Nominated for Country Music Award, by Mike DeGeorge: While many of the contestants of American Idol have had a difficult time convincing the industry that they are for real, the Country Music Association apparently has no such qualms about Nashville Star winner Buddy Jewell – as he has been nominated for an award!
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!
Nashville Star, Episode 9: The Grand Finale, by Donna Reynolds: It's the final episode. We drop from the final three to the winner! Rumor had it that the guys would split the vote and leave Miranda as the winner. Is that how it turned out, or did Buddy Jewell, an early favorite, take home the big prize?
Nashville Star, Episode 8: The Top Three Emerge, by Donna Reynolds: It’s down to the final four, but one more is removed this week and then we have the final votes. Does Miranda have a chance to beat the favorites?
Nashville Star, Episode 7: Four on the Floor, by Sting7: The class of Nashville Star has separated from the pack! John Arthur Martinez is a former teacher, loves his mother, and sings with an angelic purity. If nice guys truly finish last, he's in another state! Does America think this sincere gentleman can be a Nashville Star?
Nashville Star, Episode 6: American Me, by Sting7: Just when you thought Nashville Star was going to be guitar-picking politeness, along comes a bona fide villain. Step right up and watch someone self-destruct! Everybody seems concerned that Miranda Lambert won't stay country. Does America trust her enough to make her a Nashville Star?
Nashville Star, Episode 5: This Is My Song, by Sting7: Last week, Country went Pop for the eight remaining contestants of Nashville Star. This week, original songs! But first, there is another dismissal to be dealt. Jamey Garner put down his harmonica to sing a Journey classic. Will America be 'faithful' to him?
Nashville Star, Episode 4: Pop Goes the Country, by Sting7: Ironically, the week American Idol goes country-rock, Nashville Star goes pop! But first, America comes to stunning decision and the judges have raised their expectations of those who remain. Brandi Gibson (right) is only one of the contestants who makes Idol-esque mistakes in this episode!
Nashville Star, Episode 3: The Bar and the One Under It, by Sting7: The bar keeps rising higher and higher! Ten potential country superstars outdo themselves again, causing the judges to make a shocking cut! But first, America's vote will eliminate one of them. Last week, beautiful Kristen Kissling couldn't get the judges past lukewarm. Will America agree?
Nashville Star, Episode 2: Setting the Standard, by Sting7: The twelve Nashville hopefuls set the stage on fire in Nashville in a set of performances that have Clint Black feeling confident and comfortable. But, there are two cuts to make: America's votes eliminates one, but the judges cut someone tonight, Live! How does shy and quiet Prentiss Varnon rank against a house full of gifted entertainers?
Nashville Star, Episode 1: So You Wanna Be a Country Star, by Sting7: It's the premiere of Nashville Star as we take the ride to find the Top 12 who will begin to compete for America's votes next week. We meet the judges, who are expecting strong vocals, stage presence, and... testicle jiggling? Buddy Jewell was called a "marketing nightmare" despite his obvious talent. Does he make the Top 12?
Nashville Star: Idol Time, by Sting7: With the roaring success of American Idol, the litter of comparable television contests is coming to the fore! Enter Nashville Star. I will detail what we know so far about this show, like your host, the very not Nashville Nancy Odell!
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