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Alumnus Makes Top 2 in ‘CMT’s Next Superstar’ Competition

Steven Clawson.jpgCurb College alumnus Steven Clawson (’04), a Georgia native, was selected May 27 as one of two finalists for “CMT’s Next Superstar” competition. Out of an original cast of 10, the top three contestants competed by writing, shooting, editing and producing their own original music video, with the aid of one guest director, for a final showing at Nashville’s Belcourt Theater.
All three contestants showed their videos to an audience of film students and a panel of two judges, where the students then voted on their favorite contender’s video. The remaining two contestants had to “sing to survive.” Clawson and a fellow competitor, Danielle Lauderdale, were the bottom two contestants but Clawson’s rendition of “Georgia On My Mind” placed him in the final two.
Now Clawson and competitor Matt Mason will face off in their final performances live June 3 in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They will each present three songs: a song of their choice, a judge’s pick and a song from the record label, Warner Music. Then for the first time since the competition began, America will be able to call in to vote on who will become “CMT’s Next Superstar.”
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