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Los Angeles Times

The pop tart with twang: 'Nashville Star'

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.NBC