Kesha & Ludacris Joining Brad Paisley as 'Rising Star' Judges

Kesha & Ludacris Joining Brad Paisley as 'Rising Star' Judges

Kesha and Ludacris have just been added as judges on the upcoming ABC singing competition show Rising Star alongside Brad Paisley.

The judges – called Panel of Experts – will also join host Josh Groban on the program.

The foursome will appear together on stage at this Sunday’s 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Be sure to tune in to check them out – Ludacris will be hosting the big show.

Rising Star, premiering on June 22, 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.”

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  • sillyme

    Another talent show?

  • mmull5

    @sillyme: I know, it’s so recycled they only add little changes to make the show seem new when it’s just the same old crap.

  • tee

    american idol is in the dumps, so ABC thought.. yeah, this is a trend we can monetize

  • JA

    I don’t care for these competitions or TV in general but I’ll watch to see Kesha. Hopefully she’ll release You Control My Heart and do a live performance on the show. It could be great promo for her album with The Flaming Lips.

  • geez

    Is everybody in HW lazy and can’t think of anything new?? It’s all about how they can capitalize off someone else tired, worn out ideas. The movie and TV industry needs a big time shake up. Sick of realty tv, dance shows, singing contests, and super hero movies.

  • Jon

    This is the funniest thing they have come up with yet, kesha judging a talent contest? The girl has no talent herself, none! She goes to rehab for drug abuse, pretends it’s an eating order and they give her a tv show, America,the land of manufactured talent, never change, lol

  • http://comcast Audra

    This show really stinks. Brad Paisley representing country music like Keith Urban and Blake Shelton isn’t working. You need more than talent, Keith and Blake are sexy, along with charisma, Brad doesn’t have what it takes.

  • http://comcast Audra

    I also want to mention, I love American Idol and the ratings are not as bad as people are saying. Love the judges on American Idol, especially Keith Urban.

  • http://comcast Dee

    Brad you are not a cowboy !!! Why are you always wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots, do you have to round up cattle ?? Cowboy hats look really stupid unless you are a kid playing cowboys and indians, come to think of it, kids don’t even play that anymore. TV show is really bad.