From ABC News:
BRIAN SCOTT (Judge): Brian Scott is a country singer/ songwriter and restaurateur from New Mexico who found global fame when he won the 2009 Karaoke National Championship USA title with a rendition of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” that some judges claim was better than the original. He went on to place sixth in the world championships and has been tapped to be a judge at the worlds this year in Ireland.
Our “cowboy karaoke” judge, Brian has first-hand experience of the pressure our contestants are under. He has recorded many of his own original songs and mentors other singers including the past two karaoke world champions. He has hosted and judged local, state and national contests. He also created and produced a two-man show called Two for the Road (2008) in Palm Springs, California where he was nominated for best male singer.
He is now a successful restaurateur of The Blue Goose Cafe in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Karaoke Battle USA “shines the spotlight on the best karaoke singers across the country.”
Joey Fatone (Backstreet Boys) will host, Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) and Joe Levy (Commentator/Journalist) also serve as judges.
The show premieres Friday August 12 at 7 p.m. MST!