Wow, just saw the new “Spotlight” show at the Mirage, in Vegas.  They were taping the World Premiere first show there. People lined up for blocks just to see it.  “Spotlight” certainly exceeded all expectations.  The audience just loved the production, stage set, and all the new very talented singers that appeared on the first show.  World renown Nigel Lythgo, is the producer and director. He is best known for American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance on the Fox television network, as well as a partner in the company called “Big Red 2 Entertainment. The show is hosted by Jason Kennedy.

A unique high energy show, that features 8 singers each night, that get a total of 30 seconds, to show the judges and audience they have what it takes. Two singers are eliminated each round, until there are only 2 left. The winner walks away with a prize of $100,000.

Two judges sit on a revolving couch so they can observe all the contestants.  LeAnn Rimes, looked absolutely stunning for the premiere showing.  She is an American country and pop singer, well qualified having won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards and one American Music award. She has also written 4 books: two novels and two children’s books. Also judging is Ne-Yo, an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.  In 2012,  Shaffer Chime re Smith, better known to the music industry as Ne-Yo was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award of The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, which honors gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.

Both judges are allowed one save each for the first round in the singing competition.  Then the live audience gets to eliminate two until their down to the final two as mentioned. Rumors have it is that the show is scheduled to debut sometime in the Spring on CBS television.

It’s new upbeat, high energy and will offer something different, than “The Voice”, American Idol, X-Factor and Glee. So put it on your calendar and make sure you see it, it will exceed your expectations for sure. Nigel has another winner folks!

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