Nashville Star – Finale

The votes are in, and either Shawn Mayer, Gabe Garcia or Melissa Lawson will be the new Nashville Star.

Melissa Lawson wins Nashville StarVIDEO

Her iTunes single: “What If It All Goes Right”

I was rooting for Gabe Garcia, the most authentic country singer out of this entire crew. Melissa is a decent singer, but she seems more like a Celine-style belter with a bit of a twang, rather than a real country singer. In the end, it probably won’t matter much. This entire cast will probably fade into obscurity with the rest of the Nashville Star alumni.

I mentioned in another thread that the craptasticness that is Nashville Star reminds me of how well-produced the 19E reality shows are. I started watching So You Think You Can Dance this summer. Can’t dance, know nothing about dance, could care less about dance, yet somehow I’ve become completely engaged in the show. The 19E shows succeed, in part, because they’re cast with characters the audience will potentially become invested in, the producers create an atmosphere where chemistry can develop between the characters and th a suspenseful story line that keeps audiences riveted. The peeps who produced this watered-down version of Nashville Star were completely clueless. What a shame, because I hear the show was pretty entertaining when it ran on the USA Network.

5 Million Votes were cast this week. Whoopee!

Billy Ray Cyrus sings his one hit wonder, the dumbest song ever, “Achy Breaky Heart”. OMG the “Nashville Star” dancers are back. The lucky, lucky contestants join him to perform. – VIDEO

Encore Performances

Shawn Mayer is EliminatedVIDEO

Gabe Garcia and Melissa Lawson perform “I’ve Had The Time of My Life”. It’s pretty awesomely awkward. – VIDEO

The Top 2 Perform

Melissa Lawson is the new Nashville Star. Gabe wuz robbed! – Melissa performs the Nashville Star coronation song, and her new single, “What if it All Goes Right”. No rainbows, but plenty of dreams and stars and stuff! She also wins a big-ass truck, a recording contract and a chance to perform at the Olympics. – VIDEO

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