Trendy TV Report: ABC’s Rising Star Recruits Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley

We can always use another talent show to add to an already crowded roster (American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice – to name a few). And ABC is doing just that with the introduction of Rising Star,


which has been labeled a singing competition, featuring a handful of established stars as judges. Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley will be lending their expertise and sharing their indispensible advice in an interactive forum. Much like Dancing with the Stars, viewers will get to chime in and determine the fate of the participants.


Handsome crooner Josh Groban (who interestingly used to date actress January Jones) will perform hosting duties for Rising Star, which is set to make its debut on June 22.

It’s hard to tell whether or not this will be a certified hit, but we have to admit that the star power alone is going to garner a good amount of interest.  And the added bonus of viewers utilizing an app to declare the winner should make each episode somewhat gripping.