Both leads give performances that go beyond their usual range in a satire that’s sometimes diverting but ultimately toothless. Entertainment veteran Shirley Yung, who directs, should know better
Deutschland sucht den Superstar is a German reality talent show, also commonly known by its initials DSDS. Part of the Idol franchise, it was created by English media mogul Simon Fuller as a spin-off from the British show Pop Idol, of which two series were broadcast between the years of 2001 and 2003. Debuting to mediocre ratings in October 2002 on the RTL network, the show has since become one of the most successful shows on German television. The program aims to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nationwide auditions in which viewer voting determines the winner. Voting is done through telephone and SMS text voting.
Superstar is a Brazilian television program in the talent show format. Based on Israeli "Rising Star".
Superstar K is a South Korean television talent show series which is held yearly. First held in 2009, Superstar K has increasingly gained more attention, considered the biggest audition program in South Korea. Superstar K's concept involves that of finding the next "superstar," with the winner each week determined with a combination of the scores given by judges and votes from viewers. Traditionally, the award winner of each season is given the chance to sing at the Mnet Asian Music Awards as well as other prizes.
SuperStar KZ was a reality television show based on the popular British show Pop Idol, which aired from 2003 to 2007 on the Kazhak television station Perviy Kanal Evrasia. The talent contest determined the best young singers in Kazakhstan by allowing viewers to vote by phone or SMS. A supplementary show SuperStar KZ Dnevnik, shown twice weekly, provided a recap of the previous show and week's events for the contestants. SuperStar KZ was presented entirely in Russian, though Russian, Kazakh and English songs were performed. Some contestants such as Ainur Nazarbekova, Altynay and Zhanaraspoke Kazakh on the show. A mix of ethnic groups, typical of the diversity in Kazakhstan, was usually represented, including Kazakhs, Russians, Koreans, Uyghurs, and Tatars. SuperStar KZ held auditions in sixteen cities to find the best talent anywhere in Kazakhstan, visiting Astana, Taraz, Aktau, Semey, Pavlodar, Atyrau, Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Taldykorgan, Ekibastuz, Aralsk, Oskemen, Karaganda and Kokshetau, Aktobe before finishing in Almaty.
Project SuperStar is a singing talent search competition organised by MediaCorp and broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm on Channel U in Singapore. Project SuperStar was organised to uncover and develop young talent in Mandarin pop in Singapore. Closely modelled after the Pop Idol, 24 contestants were selected to enter the Quarter Finals of the competition. For both seasons, it was hosted by Quan Yi Fong and Jeff Wang. Episodes were pre-recorded, and broadcast on Wednesday for male contestants, while episodes on Thursday feature female contestants. Result shows were shown on the same Thursday of the week at 11.30pm.
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.
An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. Narration in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years.
Sirasa Superstar is a musical reality show conducted in Sri Lanka by the TV channel Sirasa TV. The first four seasons were inspired by the program called American Idol which gives birth to young pop stars in America, the fifth season is similar to The Voice. The current season of the Sirasa Superstar Season 5 - The Next Voice.
Kitchen Superstar is a 2011 competitive cooking game show in the Philippines. It debuted on April 4, 2011 on GMA Network, and is hosted by actor/restaurateur, Marvin Agustin. The program seeks to discover the best non-professional cook in the country through a series of nation-wide auditions. The contestants were selected from the various auditions that were held in seven key areas in the country – NCR, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Davao, Naga, Cebu, and Iloilo. Aside from the title, the prizes at stake includes PH₱ 1,000,000, a chance to shine as a culinary A-lister and to star in his/her own cooking show.
Soapstar Superstar is a British reality singing competition produced by Granada Productions which first aired on British television station ITV in 2006. In the competition, ten soap opera actors perform in front of a celebrity panel, which included Cilla Black, Billy Sammeth and Chris Cowey. The contestants are judged on their singing ability, in a format similar to Pop Idol and The X Factor. However in this show, the audience decided which song contestants would sing in the next round. The two with the fewest votes were then put up for the public vote, and the one with the fewest votes from that round was eliminated from the competition. However, the eliminated contestant did get the honour of being part of the judging panel for that show and they got to save one contestant and decide which song they got to sing. Series one was presented by Fern Britton and Ben Shephard, with the ITV2 coverage presented by Jayne Middlemiss and Duncan James. The Voice Over was provided by Peter Dickson The second season began on Friday 5 January 2007. Zoë Ball became the new host on ITV, with the ITV2 show being fronted by Mark Durden-Smith, Sheree Murphy and Rob Deering. Billy Sammeth and Chris Cowey returned as judges. However, Martine McCutcheon and Michael Ball replaced Cilla Black as judges. David Gest was also a guest judge for one episode. This was due to Michael Ball coaching the stars on how to sing songs from musicals. The Vocal Academy based in Manchester supplied the vocal coaching for the stars. The second season coaches were Joe, Jerone & Mandy.
Football Superstar was an Australian reality television series that aired on FOX8. It was hosted by Lee Furlong and Brian McFadden, with Kris Smith replacing McFadden in the third season. The show aimed to find a new football star from male contestants aged 16 to 21. In its three seasons, the winners were Adam Hett, Luke Pilkington and Liam McCormick.
Cricket Superstar is an Australian cricket-based reality television series that airs on Fox8. Working on an weekly elimination format, the winner will receive a rookie-contract with his state and a scholarship to the Centre of Excellence. The winner was 21 year old Victorian, Ian Holland.
Hay Superstar / Hye Superstar is the Armenian version of the British television hit show Pop Idol. It is a talent contest to find the best young singer in Armenia.
Project SuperStar is the Malaysian version of Singapore's successful reality format of the same title. To date, three seasons have been completed on 8TV.
Supermarket Superstar is an American reality competition cooking television series that debuted on July 22, 2013, on Lifetime. Produced by Eli Holzman, Rhett Bachner, Michael Chiarello and brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and hosted by Stacy Keibler. Each show three aspiring food entrepreneurs compete against each other for a chance to win $10,000 in cash as well as $100,000 worth of product development from DINE Marketing and Mattson. The season finale will pit three previous winners against each other competing for a chance to have their products launched and marketed through The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company family of supermarkets. The panel of judges the contestants must face are Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, Chris Cornyn of DINE, and Chiarello himself. The three contestants each present their product to the mentors in what is called the Product Pitch segment. After getting criticism and advice from the mentors they go into the test kitchen to modify their product taking into consideration price, taste, nutrition and shelf life. They are said to have 90 minutes to make their changes. While in the kitchen, they receive more advice and criticism from Chiarello and Andrew Hunter, one of the country's top research and development experts. The finished product is then given to a small focus group who eat and discuss it with Fields, after which they fill out a survey form. After the comments of the focus group are reviewed, Chirarello announces which dish was rated the highest by the focus group and which contestant is eliminated. The remaining two contestants then work on the marketing details of their product - logo and packaging - with graphic designers from 99designs and mentoring from Cornyn. Then they present their product and design to Tom Dahlen, who is titled an Operating Partner, A&P Supermarkets in a graphic, but otherwise referred to as "the supermarket buyer". Dahlen is joined in his office by the mentors and Keibler who give him a brief opinion and then the contestants return and he announces which contestant he has chosen as the winner. For the finale, Dahlen is joined by A&P President and CEO Sam Martin to pick the winner.
Campus SuperStar is a Singaporean reality television singing competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. The show began in 2 January 2006 and is broadcast on MediaCorp Channel U. It is a spin-off of Project SuperStar, and contestants comprise students from secondary schools, junior colleges and institutes of technical education. The concept of the series is to find aspiring singers studying in secondary schools, junior colleges and institutes of technical education and put them together to compete for the Campus SuperStar title where the winner is determined by the judges and viewers. Winners chosen by judges through judges' score and viewers through telephone, Internet, and SMS text voting were Ng Chee Yang, Shawn Tok, Jarod Lee and Bonnie Loo. Winners receive a two-year management contract with MediaCorp and a cash prize. Season 4 winner also receives an opportunity to perform with Mandopop singer Della Ding Dang in Glass Anatomy the Musical. The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The original judges were radio personality Foong Wai See, music producer and composer Li Feihui, singer–actor Cavin Soh and vocal coach Peter Tan. The current season's judging panel consists of singer Jim Lim, lyricist Xiaohan and radio personality Dennis Chew. MediaCorp hosts Pornsak and Lee Teng are the emcee of the show.