Premiering late last fall to millions of hits, Best. Cover. Ever. became the latest entrant competing for eyeballs midst the ever more hectic whirl of musical reality programming. In the broadest outline, the Ludacris-hosted contest takes its cues from the modern blueprint first popularized by American Idol back before the turn of the millenium. Viewers are expected to tune in to catch the easy banter of music industry bigwigs – a murderer's row including Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Backstreet Boys, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, and Keith Urban – and then grow emotionally invested in the individual stories of plucky neophytes angling for the bigger stage.