It looks like Brad Paisley will be the latest country star to join the world of reality TV on a new ABC series called Rising Star. One of Brad’s reps has confirmed to us that he has indeed signed on for the new singing competition, which is based on a wildly popular version of the show from Israel, which incorporates real-time voting via an app during the show. Contestants will be able to see how the votes are stacking up during their performances, with live tallies being shown to them on high-tech LED screens, and they won’t progress in the competition unless their performance reaches a certain level of votes while they sing. According to several reports, there will be three celebrity judges, with Brad being the first one locked in for the summertime singing competition.
ABC is expected to confirm all the details of Rising Star when they present their schedule on May 13th.