ABC has ordered a new singing competition for Summer 2014. It’s called Rising Star and the network has ordered 10 episodes.
The show originates from Israel where almost half of that country’s TV audience tunes in. A UK version is expected to launch in early 2015 and other versions are also planned for France, Germany, Italy and Russia.
The Israel version uses real-time voting via an app that’s closely integrated into the series. It’s unclear if ABC will use an app as well and how they’ll accomplish real-time voting, taking into account the East Coast and West Coast airings.
What do you think? Does Rising Star sound like a show that you’d like to watch? Does the real-time voting sound appealing?