I just got through watching Nashville Star and I have to say that I think it blows AI away for performance and voice. The judges are nicer and, in my opinion, not as uppity as Simon, Paula and Randy. All the performers on NS out performed and outclassed any of the performers on AI so far this year. Maybe its just that country music is so much more....I don't know, physical as well as vocal. Seems like the performers on NS really new how to get the audience into them, and generally were more entertaining than the performers on AI. Don't get me wrong, I am still an AI fan, but I'm now a NS fan as well, and I think NS is better!
Nashville Star rocks!!!!