In the news: Kinder, gentler The Next Star

From Brian of Zap2it:

  • No ‘parade of horror’ for these pop-star wannabes
    “If we can go by the kids auditioning for “The Next Star” this summer, the future of music may not be so bleak after all. The series, premiering Friday, July 18, on YTV, follows the multicity audition and audience-voting format. But that’s where the similarity to shows like “Canadian Idol” ends, says producer Jameel Bharmal.” Read more.