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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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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

LeRoy September 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I thought this was the very worse of the very worse shows ever.
If this show returns I will never watch that network again


Anonymous August 29, 2014 at 12:46 am

don’t really care for the Emcee …


Suzanne August 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Love the show!! Great concept to have live voting. Need to adjust west coast voting to sync with east coast voting. Congratulations to all the finalists and to Jesse Kinch for winning. He is fantastic!


Julie August 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

I liked the show but not being able to vote for the finale in the west coast stinks. I will not watch next season if there is another season.


Elaine August 25, 2014 at 12:20 am

They should never cancel a show like this. The contestants depend on the viewers’ votes to win the competition!!!

I don’t care what is happening between the ABC and the Rising Star producers!!! The contestants and viewers shouldn’t be humiliated like this!!!

I hope the remaining contestants hire good lawyers to get compensation for Punitive Damages and recover their expenses for participating in this competition! I am done!


Steve August 26, 2014 at 2:59 am

They cancelled the show?


Ann August 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Cancelled, not impressed


heidi August 21, 2014 at 12:06 am

I really like the show, the judges are great and of coarse I’m a Grobanite so you know how I feel about Josh!!!!!


Michael August 22, 2014 at 3:19 am

OMG You are still trying to promote this disaster! Josh’s PR people are probably working overtime to repair his image! LOL


Janice August 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

LOVE THE SHOW! I hope they renew this show! Josh is a great host! Really entertaining to watch!!!!


Russian Rose August 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I enjoy the show. Kesha’s remarks either mimic those of the guys or are very shallow in reasoning. I would replace her, but at least she isn’t a total diva (ala J Lo). Brad really tries to liven the show up–a keeper!


Michael August 11, 2014 at 5:36 am

I don’t know anybody that is watching this disaster after the 2nd week. I applaud your paticience.


Mel August 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I like the show. I think Ludacris & Brad Paisley offer the best advice. Kesha has a hard time voting no when she should vote no & then gives excuses as to why she couldn’t vote no. Josh Groban does a great job as host. Considering the show is a new concept and is shown live I think they are doing a good job at ironing out the bugs. I look forward to Sunday nights so I can watch the show and vote! Keep Rising Star running ABC!


Mel August 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Love the show. Like all the judges. Think Josh Groban makes a wonderful host. Hope that ABC keeps the show running!


Mimi JWR August 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Love the show but not the judges. Josh was fantastic, Brad Paisly was ok, Kasha shows her lack of experience, but Ludrikis is exactly that ludricis. He is so arrogant and doesn’t add any serious feedback. Love the show think it would be a hit with new judges and keep Josh.


Michael August 4, 2014 at 4:19 am

You really must be employed by Rising Star


Lisa Padron August 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

I love the show and really look forward to watching it as the weekend winds down. Lots if wonderful talent!


Jackie July 29, 2014 at 7:04 am

Love the show! Hope to see Ludicris perform!!!!


Anonymous August 25, 2014 at 12:57 am

Garbage show as they screw west coast in finale

Cancel this and boycott ABC


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