record with songs by each of Nashville Star’s 12 finalists released last week.

record with songs by each of Nashville Star’s 12 finalists released last week.
Nashville Star beat American Idol 2 to the record stores, releasing an album by the show’s finalists last week. Nashville Star: The Finalists includes a track by each of the 12 finalists. A review of the album in The Tennessean says some of the “well-traipsed covers” are “polished and radio-ready,” but finds fault with others–and with the overall concept of the show.

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