It's starting to get down to the wire on CMT's Next Superstar. With only half of the original 10 hopefuls still in the game, the series took a turn toward the practicalities of being a professional superstar--and for the most recent episode, that meant the contestants had to examine their physical image from head to toe.
At first, this seemed pretty fun. Everyone was taken to what could arguably be called the epicenter of image--Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, in Memphis--and given a good spit-and-polish by a team of expert stylists.
Hair was done, costumes chosen, makeup applied. Then, the contestants were posed around Graceland for a professional photo shoot. Following this, they were allowed into the legendary Sun Studios to choose, cover, and record a song from the Sun catalog.
Now, I don't know about you, but all this sounds pretty fun to me--clothes! Photos! Recording where Elvis and Cash once recorded! However, there was an ulterior motive to all this glitz and glam. TheRead More »from CMT’s Next Superstar–Exclusive Interview With Courtney Cole