EW's Whitney Pastorek recently pronounced Nashville Star better than American Idol. Assuming the show's shine -- seemingly buffed by Nashville's move to NBC from USA for its sixth season -- doesn't wear off next week, PopWatch blogger Mandi Bierly says she might just agree with her (click for her critique of last night's show).
Other nice reviews this morning:
Even Non-Country Music Fans Can Enjoy Nashville Star
NBC, State Farm partner for 'Star' - Hollywood Reporter