— Rising Star (@RisingStarABC) May 18, 2014
Ludacris is hosting the 2014 Billboard Music Awards tonight and will be shown with his fellow Rising Star cast-mates. The cast consists of Kesha, Ludacris, and Brad Paisley as judges, along with Josh Groban as host. Deadline describes the rules of the show:
Rising Star is a live talent show that incorporates real-time voting by viewers via an app. Contestants are separated from the studio audience and the judges by a translucent floor-to-ceiling LED Rising-Star-Key-Imagelogo-1screen where images of voters at home appear live, and the singer can see how the vote tally is growing during the performance. The screen goes up and the performer sees the experts (and the audience) only if they reach a voting threshold.
Rising Star makes its debut on June 22, 2014.
— Rising Star (@RisingStarABC) May 16, 2014