CMT has partnered with American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe and his son, Simon Lythgoe, to launch a new music competition series, CMT's Next Superstar. The series is set to premiere in April on CMT. In each hour-long episode of 10-episode series, CMT will search for undiscovered singer-songwriters who think they have what it takes to make it in the music industry. Contestants will compete while living together in Nashville. In addition, they will try to impress celebrity guests each week through a series of music business-related challenges and grueling performance rounds. Each week, one finalist will be eliminated and viewers will have the final vote to determine who will win the title of CMT's Next Superstar.