First Trailer For ABC's 'Rising Star' Is So Great That You'll Become Instantly Hooked — VIDEO
I know what you're thinking, "Another singing competition show?" And, the answer to the question would be yes — but, you're about to get as excited for this as you were for American Idol Season 1. If you weren't already intrigued by ABC's Rising Star random judges — which include Kesha, Josh Groban, Ludacris, and Brad Paisley — you absolutely will be after watching the new trailer for the series. On Tuesday, ABC released the first trailer for Rising Star , premiering on June 22, and it is nothing short of epic — like, 300-level epic.
In case you're unfamiliar with your new favorite singing competition, Rising Star will be totally interactive, with fans using a show-specific app to vote in real-time, and contestants will find out their fates immediately. Aka no commercial-heavy, Ryan Seacrest-hosted results shows. Yay for instant gratification! Calling all wannabe Khaleesis and power-hungry souls — because you literally have the fates of these performers in your hands. There's also the added bonus of potentially having your photo broadcasted on live television — voters could see their faces on the huge wall standing between the contestants and their future stardom during the show.
In the first trailer, the motley crew of judges go into great depth about the premise of the show. While being accompanied by the most epic soundtrack since Gladiator. Seriously, it sounds like two ancient armies are about to throw down. ABC also employed an epic narrating voice that promises you that "live television will never be the same" and that Rising Star will "change the game." Honestly, even I'm pumped after watching it — and I gave up on American Idol after Season 2, so that's saying something.
Watch the trailer here and try not to grab a spear and join the Spartans: