Rising Star – Last 10 Acts Announced – See the List!

ABC has released the final list of contestants for this Sunday’s Rising Star. Do any of the acts ring a bell?

The next set of 10 phenomenal acts from across the country will perform on this Sunday’s final Live Auditions episode of ABC’s new groundbreaking reality series “Rising Star,” SUNDAY, JULY 6, (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. These 10 performers will compete for the last spots in the final group of contestants competing for a recording contract with legendary Capitol Records. They are:


Cliff Cody, 39, Perry County, OH


Audrey Kate Geiger, 24, New York, NY


Skye Griffin, 26, Houston, TX


Gabrielle Nicole, 20, Cleveland, OH


Dana Williams, 24, LA, CA


OhMG (Gabby Puyat, 20 and Michael Dunn, 25), LA, CA


TX3 (Lance, Miles and Jordan Tindall), 23, Chester, IL


Unselfish (Kevin Taylor, 23; Brandon Jackson, 23; Anthony Frazier, 25; Antwan Jackson 24), Atlanta, GA


Karen Hornsby, 36, Jacksonville, FL


Morgan Higgins, 16, San Clemente, CA

This Sunday holds a special treat for viewers–“Rising Star” expert and country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform his current hit single, “River Bank,” live on Sunday’s show. The song is from his upcoming album, Moonshine in the Trunk, which will be released on August 25.

Here’s the Rising Star schedule for the rest of the season. Blessedly, except for the semi-finals on August 17, the episodes cut  to 1 hour beginning on July 13.

July 6, 9-11 p.m. ET – Live Auditions

July 13, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels

July 20, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels

July 27, 9-10 p.m. ET– Duels

August 3, 9-10 p.m. ET– Quarterfinals

August 10, 9-10 p.m. ET – Quarterfinals

August 17, 9-11 p.m. ET- Semifinals

August 24, 9-10 p.m. ET – Finals

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  • gclay

    wow no former Idol contestants, color me surprised

  • Blirel

    Cliff Cody is a very generic country singer to me


  • Blirel

    Audrey Kate Geiger is a unique high voice breathy singer that I think is pretty good


  • Blirel

    Skye Griffin has sang backup for Melanie Fiona

  • Blirel

    Gabrielle Nicole is a generic ballad singer


  • Blirel

    Dana Williams is definitely from la she has done covers with already famous singer/actor leighton meets we she’s a folksy singer who sings pop and rock


  • Blirel

    Gabby Puyat from OhMG made it to xfactor season 3 I believe


  • Blirel

    TX3 is a boy band with triplets singing r and b and pop


  • Blirel

    Unselfish is a raw r and b somewhat boy band who do lots of runs that r good but r sloppy as a band

  • Blirel

    This weeks rising star I would say Morgan Higgins is the best she has a rich soulful pop friendly voice and I love her check out her like 100 covers


  • RedMountainRanch

    So next week we start playing The Voice? Putting someone mediocre with the person the producers want us to pick? Or do we even vote after the auditions anymore?

  • Dakota

    Duels sounds like battles. Will the same voting continue in the advanced rounds? Was episode 2 any better to warrant giving this another chance?

  • Reality_Junkie


  • Blirel

    Yikes what

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    I heard they purposely casted newbies. No singers who appeared on other reality shows.

  • Amy Beth

    Except Sarah Darling.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Not on a show that anyone would remember. Did anybody watch “The Entertainer” on E?

    As far as alums of The Voice, AGT, American Idol–the producers made a conscious decision not to cast them.

  • Amy Beth

    Ha! There were probably 5 of us. Still, she’s been through the process before and that’s always helpful.

  • Blirel

    Rankings/what I think

    Cliff Cody is a generic country singer like last weeks generic country he will be cut. Percentage he will get: 40%

    Audrey Kate Geiger is a talented unique singer that will get by she reminds me of a seasoned Megan tibbits from last week but better. Percentage: 80%

    Skye Griffin is a backup singer for Melanie Fiona so I’m guessing she will be good. Percentage: 85%

    Gabrielle Nicole is a r and b singer and she can hit some big notes but goes off pitch some in this with her own original song percentage: 68% I think she will be 1 of those close ones

    Dana Williams is a folksy singer who has sang with famous ppl like leighton meester. She is very good with some more potential but I could see America make a bad decision here like they did with Egypt Dixon. With the right song she will get 90% but with the wrong song she will slide through. I may be wrong but… Idk

    OhMG is a duo with Gabby Puyat and michael Dunn. I haven’t found anything on Michael but Gabby made xfactor season 3 and she’s pretty talented. I assume the show will have one good group or duo.
    Here’s Gabby: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r1GWQPH2SnM

    TX3 is boy band perfection they r great with harmonies which is obvious cuz they r triplets. Percent:92%

    Unselfish is a r and b band that is sloppy and just too raw. I’m guessing that their performance will be an absolute mess. Percent: 40%

    Karen Hornsby is a Christian singer which may not go on a popular show like this. But she has a backstory I found online, “You see, the three of us in my family have seen the face of death and survived. My moment came at age 19 when my car collided with a semi-trailer, causing my car explode into flames. After 10 minutes of being surrounded by smoke and flames, and multiple attempts by others to rescue me, a miracle occurred. An off-duty officer who attempted 7 times to get the door open, was suddenly given the strength to somehow bend my car door in half and pull me to safety. Just as he pulled me from the car, the flames reached the car’s gas tank and battery, causing an explosion that lifted the car into the air. Miraculously, though my hand was crushed . . . NOT A HAIR ON MY HEAD WAS SINGED . . . Nor any pages of my bible and prayer cloth that were later found in what was left of my car.
    Here’s her bio:
    She will get just 70% for her backstory and obviously she doesn’t have any music I can find on YouTube.

    Morgan Higgins is a seasoned pop/soul singer that is amazing! She will be the rising star breakout star with a percentage of 95%