"Rising Star" Recap: Three Contestants Advance After More Duels, West Coast Viewers Save One Other

By ABC News Radio

ABCABC’s interactive singing competition, Rising Star, continued its live head-to-head singing duels Sunday night with four contestants advancing and two other acts being sent home after the East Coast vote.

Two contestants were chosen to go head-to-head; a coin toss determined which one would sing first with the wall up. The winner of the coin toss got to decide the order of performance. Viewers who downloaded the Rising Star app were asked to vote “yes” or “no,” just as they did in the audition round. The next contestant then sang with the wall down and had to beat the mark set by the first contestant in order to raise it.

The one-hour show aired live on the East Coast, but viewers on the other side of the country had the chance to “save” the performer with the highest combined votes who didn’t win their matchup.

Host Josh Groban and the Rising Star “experts” — Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley — presided over the duels. The “experts” were allowed to vote. So were West Coast viewers, even though they watched the show on delay.

The experts also mentored each contestant before their …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC