Will ‘Rising Star’ Be A Hit Or A Flop?

So ‘Rising Star’ is going to be a new reality singing competition on ABC which premiers on June 22nd and I just saw the first trailer for it. What do I think about it? I don’t even understand it. I mean I guess I do. The singers are preforming in real time and they start off on a stage with a wall surrounding them. Then people vote in real time and if they get enough votes, the wall rises, pretty simple.

What is the point of this show though? It kind of reminds me how in Gladiator when the king would do thumbs up or thumbs down to kill someone or keep them alive. Strange, right?

Also what do Josh Groban, Ludacris, Kesha, and Brad Paisley have to do with any of this? I mean they made it clear that they are not the judges. They say it multiple times through out the little commercial that I posted above. So what do they do? Also what happens to the people that win? Are there more rounds?

So many questions, so few answers! Maybe I will check out the first episode to see what it is about but I don’t think I am going to be about this ‘Rising Star’ life no matter how much I love Ludacris and Kesha. I think that ‘The Voice’ is where it is going to be at for the next few years anyway.

Will you tune into this show?