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Shania Twain's new reality competition “Real Country” premiered last night, and she sat down with “Today” to share her excitement about the USA Network show.
Shania says she’s “so pumped” for the show, noting that she “just wants to be a part of discovering new talent.” Unlike other talent competition shows, the contestants aren’t necessarily amateurs, with some already having record contracts. Shania says that’s necessary because the show is very “fast paced,” noting that with the fans voting, they don’t have time to “read into your potential.” She adds that the artists competing need to be “already at that stage” to handle the pressure of the show.
While she may be a big star now, Shania knows what it’s like to be where those contestants are. “I relate and sympathize to the stress they’re definitely under,” she says. “This is their big shot.”