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Paisley becomes a Rising Star

Friday, May 16, 2014 – Brad Paisley will be a member of the panel of experts on ABC's new singing competition series Rising Star, it was announced today.

Singer, songwriter Josh Groban will host and Paisley, Kesha and hip hop artist/actor Ludacris will be the panel of experts.

"Rising Star," which premieres Sunday, June 22 (9-11 p.m. eastern/PacificT), reinvents the traditional singing competition by being the first ever interactive music competition. 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. The performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic. http://abc.go.com/shows/rising-starl

Paisley, Groban, Kesha and Ludacris will make their debut appearance on The 2014 Billboard Music Awards as Rising Star's host and experts on Sunday, May 18 at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC/


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