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Rising Star

Rising Star TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Ongoing (two hours)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 22, 2014 – TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Josh Groban (host), Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris (experts).

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TV show description:
Hosted by Josh Groban, this singing competition follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition in live performances. Celebrity experts like Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris have their input but the viewers at home are the real judges.

During the performances, viewers can vote via an App in real time to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. Each performance begins with the contestant singing behind a screen called “The Wall.” If the contestant receives 70% of “Yes” votes, he/she moves on to the next round. The experts each have 7% of the vote, which is added to the percentage should they vote “Yes.”

Adding to the performer’s pressure, is the fact that they can see how the voting is going during the performance, so the feedback is immediate.

As the weeks progress, competitors are eliminated if their performances fail to raise the wall. In the final stage of the competition, four singers will compete to win the title of “The Next Rising Star.”

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Rising Star TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

PW July 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Definitely return the show!


Michael July 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

you must be kidding or you work for the show!


Michael July 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

you must be kidding or you work for the show! It’s awful.


Sheryl July 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

rising star tv show contestants how are they paid?


Sylvia July 14, 2014 at 12:45 am

Worst singing show I’ve seen lately….cancel!


Richard July 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I also ment to say…..I think half the reason people even vote is because they think they might get there face on tv… concept……but…..thats how people are.


Richard July 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

This show is awful. I have tried to watch it a few times, but just cant. Judges are not very entertaining, Josh really sucks, and there is very little talent. Much rather watch the x factor. I’d watch cspan before I sit through another episode of this crap.


Mary Smith July 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I was looking forward to this show. There was so much hype. But, it fell flat for me. The judges are strange. I like Josh’s singing, but as host he is terrible. He tries to ad lib and it come out inappropriate. The talent has not been that great either.


JC July 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Gabrielle Nicole is one of the best singers I have ever heard in or out of any type of competition. Somebody needs to sign her up to a record deal.


dee potter July 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I really like Josh Grobin’s singing, but as a host, well he sucks. The show sucks, and I can’t stand it. I was hoping for something like The Voice, but the whole concept of this stinks, and I’m sure it will be cancelled. I wouldn’t download this app if you paid me. Get this stupid show off the air, please.


ms.Noelshki July 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I really want to LOVE this show….but I can’t. Kesha is HORRIBLE and the worst load of crap I have ever had to listen to. I mean she sounds high and her “expert” opinion is the equivalent of……..I literally can not think of anything worse to compare to her input. Y’all do know you hired a woman (if she even is one) who claims a ghost is haunting her vagina, right? Needless to say she’s the reason I watch reruns of family guy on sunday nights. He ugly face makes me want to kick kittens (at least the ones she has in her new cult) and eat an entire jar of nutella.


Leroy June 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

The very worst show I have ever seen , if this show continues you should that abc off the air


Jaye June 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I agree with Susn’s comment. I expected them to have many more contestants than they did. Also, I don’t think the voting is very fair when only those who have a smartphone or a windows 8 computer can download the app. I happen to have a windows 7 computer right now and can’t afford to upgrade it at the moment. I am sure that there are many other people in the same boat as I am that would have loved to vote for the contestants that they liked as well. I don’t think it is very fair to have limited the number of voters that the show/contestants could have had in this manner!


Susn June 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Far too many commercials and back-stories. They could have easily had twice the number of contestants. Program is too drawn out.


Michael June 26, 2014 at 2:12 am

The most boring piece of crap in years.


Anonymous June 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

worst show in years


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