5 Reasons ABC's Rising Star Singing Competition Is Fucking Terrible

Last week, ABC proved they'd learned absolutely nothing from the gigantic failure that was Duets (remember that nonsense?!), and launched a brand new singing competition called Rising Star, starring Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley and Josh Groban. And it's fucking terrible. Here's five reasons why:

1. It's Tired and Derivative, But Thinks it's Revolutionary

Presenter Josh Groban opened Episode 1 with the following statement: “Welcome to Rising Star. It's a completely new concept, unlike anything you've ever seen. Tonight, we're going to change the way you watch television… We're about to do what no show has ever done before.” Lies! All lies! Here's what Rising Star actually is: a singing competition, voted for by the public (what a crazy new concept!), that has stolen its theme tune from X Factor, and its division between performers and judges (“The Wall”) from The Voice. Only the whole “Wall” thing doesn't make any sense, because even though the performers are behind it, a video screen on the other side shows the judges and audience everything the singer is doing. WTF is the point?

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