Brad Paisley Joins ABC’s New Singing Competition Series ‘Rising Star’ As Judge?

Could Brad Paisley be a regular on the new ABC singing competition series Rising Star?

According to the latest report from Deadline, Paisley has been the first official star named to judge the new summer show.

Paisley is no stranger to ABC, he has appeared on the hit Nashville, as well as co-hosting the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood the past six years.

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 screen 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 judges (and the audience) only if they reach a voting threshold.

Do you think we need another singing competition?  Will you watch?

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