Really awful singers who think they’re talented will compete on a rigged American Idol-type show, reports the New York Post via foxnews.com. “We had to find bad singers who believed they were great,” said Mike Fleiss, creator of the Bachelor series.
I’m confused. Isn’t that a description of American Idol? No. On the WB’s Superstar USA, the first of seven episodes set to air May 17 on, um, the WB, “you’re going to see people who think they’re good, [but] really stink,” he said. The real difference between this show and Idol? This show gets rid of the decent singers and keeps the tone deaf. Twelve “singers” were chosen from auditions around the country, deposited in Hollywood, given makeovers and dance and voice lessons, then falsely praised for their talent by the likes of “Funky Cold Medina’s” Tone Loc, singer Vitamin C, and TV producer Chris Briggs. Host for the show is Brian McFayden, the MTV version of Ryan Seacrest. It’s a cruel joke all around.
Will the show unleash another William Hung onto an unsuspecting public? No, says Fleiss. “Hung knows he’s a lousy singer. He ain’t no fool. There’s a history of unintentionally bad singing–look at William Shatner and ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.’ We think this is going to extend that tradition a little further.”