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"Rising Star" (TV show) is a reality series on ABC that is based on the Israeli format. Hosted by internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Groban, the series features a panel of experts comprised of country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Ke$ha, and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris.

The series completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as — for the first time ever — the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition in live performances. During the performances, viewers vote via an App in real time to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on, and the performer can see how the voting is going during the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

Produced by Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting, the original series made a record-breaking debut on Israel's Channel 2 in fall 2013 and keeps breaking records with a 49.4 percent share, having almost half of all TV audiences tuning into the show. The show has far outperformed all second screen data ever recorded in Israel, with a participation rate 10 times higher than previous shows, and is maintaining high ratings and conversion rates (viewers to second screen participation) of over 30 percent.

ABC's "Rising Star" is executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Nicolle Yaron ("The Voice"). The series is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).


Network: ABC
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 22, 2014
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Keshet DCP

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