Queen Latifah Launches CW Singing Competition

Gloria Estefan and John Rich will be mentors on 'The Star Next Door'

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The CW will launch their own singing competition show later this year featuring Gloria Estefan and John Rich as mentors. The program, tentatively titled The Star Next Door, will be produced by Queen Latifah and Dave Broome, the creator of The Biggest Loser on NBC. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series for the summer season.

The Star Next Door will slightly tweak the formula of other popular singing competitions by placing an emphasis on the home towns of contestants. The show will begin with a nationwide talent search, and then the mentors will head to the top singers' homes and immerse themselves in the local culture.

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The CW has not yet announced the show's full panel of mentors, or whether the show will feature a host, like American Idol and The X Factor.