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Josh Groban to host with Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris as panel of experts on ABC's 'Rising Star'

by jmaloni


Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm

"Rising Star's" host and experts to appear for the first time together on 2014 Billboard Music Awards Sunday

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Groban, country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha, and hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris have signed on to ABC's "Rising Star," which premieres Sunday, June 22 (9 p.m.). "Rising Star" 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 perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an app to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

Groban, Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris will appear together for the first time on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, with Ludacris hosting the BBMA festivities. 

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