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Rising Star: New Singing Competition for ABC

Rising Star TV show on ABCABC 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?

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shirley January 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

My mother and I really enjoyed this show. we do hope that it will return for another run
. Josh Groban makes a great host.
Love his singing too!


terry June 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

The only thing i saw good about the show was when Ke$ha bent over and showed her butt,show is a flop, why is it advertised as a show with no judges if you put 3 stars out their voteing, the way it’s advertised should just be host and singers. The voice blows it away,will be canceled after 10 shows.


sarah June 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

This talent show is great! It airs here in Portugal and it has good ratings!


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