Tonight's the night we find out who among John Rich
's stable of seven artists can finally be said to have Gone Country
. In the season finale of the CMT reality television show, the cast goes into the Wildhorse Saloon that will serve as platform for them to show Rich whether they have, in fact, Gone Country
concludes tonight when Bobby Brown
, Carnie Wilson
, Dee Snider
, Diana DeGarmo
, Maureen McCormick
and Julio Iglesias Jr.
battle it out in the finals, which airs tonight at 8 on CMT.
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In this evening's season finale, all seven contenders busy themselves with prepping for their numbers at the Wildhorse Saloon that evening. The competing artists are seen going through their rehearsals, sound checks, getting their hair done and their make-up. Just before show time, Rich leads the performers with an inspirational prayer as well as a pep talk from his father, the preacher.
Leading up to tonight's final, host John Rich seems to be of the opinion that out of all seven contestants, the Brady Bunch's Maureen McCormick has been the surprise gem in the group, and one he considers a very strong contender to win the competition.
“Maureen McCormick, of all people, exceeded my expectations,” Rich wrote in his Gone Country
blog on the official CMT show page. “Now, Maureen is probably the weakest singer on the show. She's not really a vocalist or anything, but she wrote this song called "The Price I've Got to Pay for Being Me," that - I swear to God - is a hit song. It sounds like something Loretta Lynn would have written early on. It's just so direct - three-chord country that just rips your heart out. When I heard that, I said, ‘She went just way, way, way up on the totem pole as to who might win this show.'
Find out whether Rich's insight proves to be correct when Gone Country
concludes tonight at 8.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of CMT)