May 16, 2014


Kesha, Ludacris & Josh Groban to Judge ABC's 'Rising Star' Singing Show

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ABC is getting in on the singing competition bandwagon! The television network will launch Rising Star on Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. Earlier today the show announced its all-star lineup of judges, including the now dollar sign-less KeshaLudacris and Josh Groban

This ain't American Idol, though. The concept is a little different—a singer performs in front of a giant video wall, separating him or her from the audience. Viewers vote using a smartphone app in real time. Photos of the fans flash periodically on the screen to show they're really involved. When the singer reaches a certain number of votes, the screen lifts, revealing the audience. Quite literally a "rising" star!

Watch a trailer for the show below.