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Superstar USA (2004)

The WB's Superstar USA is a television show which spoofed the popular show American Idol. Essentially that show's polar opposite, Superstar USA told contestants they were looking for the best singer when they were actually looking for the worst. Hosted by Brian McFayden, people first audition before three judges in four cities across the United States. Finalists were chosen based on the lie that they were the most likely to be able to parlay their win into a successful recording contact based on talent. However, the audition process was the opposite of American Idol as good singers were mocked and told no while bad singers were given gushing praise and passed to the next round. Said finalists were subjected to makeovers where they were encouraged to emulate pop stars. Contestants would then be falsely encouraged and praised by the judges as well as the stylists, choreographers and vocal coaches; in particular, they would be encouraged to try and stretch their vocal range far beyond what they could actually reach. Contestants with charistmatic personalities, such as the singer/songwriter pro-cheerleader Nina "Diva", were heavily encouraged to follow all of the producer driven directives.

  • Mike Fleiss
Release Date: Mon, May 17, 2004

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 60

Season 1:

Pilot (1)
Episode 1: Pilot (1) (May 17, 2004)
Shows the open auditons held in Las Vega, Miami, and Minneapolis.
Pilot (2)
Episode 2: Pilot (2) (May 18, 2004)
The continuation of the open auditions that were held. The crowd of potentials is reduced.
The Final 12
Episode 3: The Final 12 (May 24, 2004)
Participants continue to audition for a spot as one of the final 12, who will get a shot at fame and fortune in Hollywood. The judges look over the contestants they agreed keep, and pick a final 12. After the finalists are surprised, they are placed in front of the judges to discuss makeover ideas. Afterwards, the 12 finalists head to the salon and clothing boutiques to begin their transformations.
Hollywood Superstars
Episode 4: Hollywood Superstars (May 25, 2004)
The final 12 are in Hollywood. After receiving makeovers and performing for the first time in front of the panel, the group is reduced to 8.
The Final 8
Episode 5: The Final 8 (May 31, 2004)
It is down to the Final 8 now. The final 8 hopefuls perform songs from movie soundtracks for the panel of experts.
The Final 4
Episode 6: The Final 4 (Jun 07, 2004)
The final four superstars perform for the panel of experts. Then, the group of 4 is reduced to two who will perform in the final episode as a duet.
The Duet/ Series Finale
Episode 7: The Duet/ Series Finale (Jun 14, 2004)
The final two perform together as a duet for our panel of experts and live audience.When the WB's Superstar USA is announced, how will they react when they find out it was all a lie? Tune in to find out!!!

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