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The pop tart with twang: 'Nashville Star'
Judges: Robert K. Oermann, Tracy Gershon, Billy Greenwood, The Warren Brothers, Phil Vassar, Anastasia Brown, Bret Michaels, Randy Owen, Blake Shelton, John Rich, Jewel, Jeffrey Steele
It's like "Idol," but it's country! That was NBC's pitch -- and the show lasted for six seasons. Small problem: "Idol" itself is awfully country (just ask Carrie Underwood. And Kellie Pickler. And Scotty McCreery. And Lauren Alaina.), so why bother with a specialized show? It doesn't help that the biggest star to come out of the show is Miranda Lambert -- who was eliminated in season one.