ABC's Rising Star: You're the judge in this summer's hot new music competition

Download the app and get ready to judge the contestants on TV's first truly live music competition!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Rising Star completely reinvents the traditional singing competition. For the first time ever, the audience has the final say -- in real time!

During each performance, you can vote on the Rising Star app and help determine if the singer advances or not. See yourself and your vote count in real time on your TV.

Watch the premiere Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. PT!

Starring: Josh Groban | Brad Paisley | Kesha | Ludacris

Whose performance will raise the wall? Download the app now and become a Rising Star home judge!



OK, I downloaded the app -- now what?

Watch this video for a step-by-step look at how the Rising Star app works:



Once the show starts, you can log into the app with your Facebook account or an email log-in.

When the performers walk out on stage, they'll be separated from the studio audience and the judges by a huge see-through LED screen. As each performer begins to sing, the judges and viewers at home will vote on the performances using the Rising Star app. Photos of the voters logged in through Facebook will appear live on the screen in front of the performs as the votes are tallied.

If a singer wins more than 70 percent of the audience, the wall will rise and the singer steps out as a new star to bask in the applause of the live studio audience.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

I AM ON THE WEST COAST. HOW DO I VOTE?
Any time the show airs on ABC, (wherever you may be), you can use the app to vote along. West Coast viewers should vote along during the West Coast broadcast because a contestant who is voted out during the East Coast broadcast could be saved by West Coast viewers. These contestants are in jeopardy and could use your vote more than ever!

DOES THE AUDIENCE VOTE REALLY COUNT? HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY COUNT?
Yes. It counts. We swear it counts. We swear on the life of the office dog. We have a terrifying number of computers and servers that (so long as they don't become self-aware) count the audience votes in real time and combine those votes with the experts' votes to determine whether or not a contestant continues in the competition.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I SHOW UP LATE AND ENTER THE APP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW? I SWEAR, IT WASN'T MY FAULT - TRAFFIC WAS CRAZY.
If a vote is already in progress, you'll have to wait for the next performance. But then you'll be able to check in and vote for the next contestant - along with all of the people who made sure to leave half an hour early to get home on time.

If you've got more questions, please check out the complete Rising Star FAQ page.

Ready to help make history? Tune in June 22!
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