HGTV's premiere interior design show is back for another run. Tonight fans will finally meet the finalists who will showcase their talent and prove that they have the star quality to host their own show on Design Star
, the competitive reality series that promise to make someone a household name.
Season 1, which premiered on July 23, 2006, marked the network's first foray into the reality competition show genre. After eight episodes, it crowned David Bromstad as Design Star
's first season champ. His victory earned him a show called Color Splash with David Bromstad
. Design Star
's second season premiered in July 29, 2007 and saw Kim Myles
as the winner. Her triumph led to her own show called Myles of Style
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Unlike previous seasons, the third season of Design Star
kicks off with a twist. This time, America has participated in choosing a fan favorite semi-finalist through online voting who will compete along with the other hopefuls who auditioned for the show before a panel of judges.
This season, viewers can expect the most difficult design challenges yet for the new group of finalists who dream of hosting their own HGTV show. By the end of the competition, only two finalists will remain to battle it out to become the next Design Star
Each week, the contestants must deal with the real demands of working on a weekly television show, including mastering time and budget restrictions, a rigorous production schedule and discriminating clients' needs. At the same time, they must also participate in an interior design challenge, such as redecorating a particular space using only supplies bought from a camping store, cosmetics store, pet store, or auto parts shop.
is hosted by Clive Pearse, whose credits include Designed to Sell, Designed to Sell Top 35 Selling Secrets
and HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2007
. Returning as judges are Vern Yip, Cynthia Rowley, and Martha McCully.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of HGTV)