"Rising Star" Recap: The Top Eight Compete, Five Contestants Advance

By ABC News Radio

ABCABC’s interactive singing competition, Rising Star, continued Sunday night with four contestants advancing to the semifinals after the East Coast vote and one additional act being sent through after the West Coast broadcast. Three other acts were sent home.

Joshua Peavy, Jesse Kinch, Audrey Kate Geiger and Austin French advanced after the East Coast broadcast.

Maneepat Molloy was saved by the West Coast and also advanced to next week’s semifinals.

Dana Williams, Shameia Crawford and April Lockhart were sent home.

The top 8 acts went up against one another to compete for the highest score. The first five sang with the wall up. The act with the lowest score up to that point was placed in the “hot seat,” and the next three contestants then sang with the wall down, trying to beat that person’s score. Viewers who downloaded the Rising Star app were asked to vote “yes” or “no,” just as they did in the audition round.

The two-hour show aired live on the East Coast, but viewers on the other side of the country had the chance to move an additional contestant on to the quarterfinals.

Host Josh Groban and the …read more

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