'Rising Star' Is the New Singing Competition Show for the Instant Gratification Generation


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There's a new singing competition show in the works called Rising Star and it features Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley, and Josh Groban. As much as we've definitely tired of shows like American Idol and The Voice, the concept behind the series surprisingly has us intrigued. 

Here's how the show works: Performers will sing in front of a wall and watch as viewers vote "yes" or "no" from their phones. If the singer gets enough votes, the wall in front of them will rise and reveal them to the audience. If they don't get enough votes, they'll be sent home. Other things about the show that makes it so "groundbreaking" and different from other shows: 

-There are no judges meaning Kesha and Co. will have no hand in deciding who gets eliminated. 
-The show is entirely live. 
-There is no results show. Contestants advance to the next round immediately. 

For those of you with short attention spans, that last point will probably have you hooked. Who wants to sit through hours of commercials and filler performances when all we want to know is the nitty-gritty details: who gets sent home and who advances. As un-original as singing competitions like Rising Star are in this day in age, kudos to ABC for capitalizing on our need for instant gratification. Seriously, it was only a matter of time. 

Check the new trailer for the show below if you still don't get how it works. Rising Star debuts on ABC on June 22th. Are you looking forward to it or will you pass? 

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