The WB’s Superstar USA was a short-lived prime-time variety series that aired in 2004. It was a rip-off from American Idol. Jamie Foss was the winner, earning $50,000 in cash and a $50,000 budget to produce a record.
Where shows go out of their way to find the next truly talented singer in America, this series acted as a send-up of the genre where hopefuls had all the determination and drive to make it as a dinging sensation, even if the lacked the voice. All the unsuspecting participants had a show of fame and fortune, but not for the reasons they initially thought. In the end, through a progressively funnier take on the genre, the series would have his or her dream come true by receiving a talent and recording deal worth $100,000 along with the immense fame and potential earning power derived from starring in a network television series.
Joseph “Jojo” Crane
John Michael Zimmer
Ash “The Anglo Assassin” Snyder