Nashville Star throws out all votes after “technical difficulties”

On last night’s episode of Nashville Star 5, no one was eliminated because of “technical difficulties.”

Host Jewel told the audience, according to Reality TV World, “As many of you out there already know, we had a few technical difficulties with the show last week that was out of our control due to the weather. So here’s the deal. Nashville Star is about trying to kick butt each and every night and since a good number of [viewers] were not able to see all of [the contestants'] performances last week, we’re going to toss out the voting results and keep everyone around for at least one more week.”

Despite that, as Reality TV World notes, “co-host Cowboy Troy continued to string viewers along and pretend that either Stevens or Duncan would be going home.”

Specifically, he said, “I hold in my hand an envelope, and inside this envelope is the name of the person who received the least amount of votes from the viewers at home this week and who will be eliminated from the competition right now.”

But no one was eliminated. The two contestants who got a reprieve were Joshua Stevens and Whitney Duncan, the two that received the fewest number of votes. There are five singers left in the competition.

USA’s ‘Nashville Star 5′ throws out voting results, sends no one home [Reality TV World]

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