From the creator behind American Idol comes the next hit reality competition in which the search for the next great American band takes the nation by storm. Hundreds of bands from across the country audition for a chance at stardom. After auditions, judges narrow the group down to 10 hopefuls from all genres and age-groups. These 10 semi-finalists will perform in front of a live studio audience and viewers vote for their favorites via telephone in order to keep them in the competition. Each week, bands are challenged with different musical styles and genres and their performances are scrutinized by a panelist of judges. In the finale, three bands will compete for a recording contract and the title of Next Greatest American Band.