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'Rising Star' Ratings Fail to Impress for ABC

Kesha hits the stage for the series premiere of Rising Star on Sunday evening (June 22) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old singer was joined for the program by fellow judges Ludacris and Brad Paisley, as well as host Josh Groban.

The series premiere unfortunately did not get great ratings for ABC and the show only pulled in about 5 million viewers. While it lost the time slot ratings war to America’s Got Talent, Rising Star did have a huge social presence and attracted 129,071 tweets, way more than any other show that evening, according to Variety.

FYI: Kesha is wearing a vintage dress.

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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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