Rising Star Releases Week 1 Contestant List, Schedule


The new ABC competition reality show, Rising Star has released its first set of contestants, according to a post from Zap2it. There are supposed to be 10 acts, but I’m only seeing nine listed. Sarah Darling was a label-mate of Kellie Pickler’s at Black River. Windmills will have more on her history later.

  • Lisa Punch, Age 21, Brooklyn, NY
  • Joshua Peavy, Age 28, Soperton, GA
  • Jesse Kinch, Age 20, Seaford, NY
  • Maneepat Myra Molloy, Age 16, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sarah Darling, Age 31, Nashville, TN (Once a labelmate of Kellie Pickler at Black River. Windmills will have more on her later)
  • Summer Collins, Age 18, Fayetteville, NC
  • Daniel & Olivia, (Daniel Wolfe, Age 24 and Olivia Thai, Age 25) San Gabriel Valley, CA
  • Colin Huntley, Age 16, Georgetown, TX
  • Beyond 5, Nashville, TN (members of Beyond 5: Zac Love, Age 19; Tanner Myler, Age 19; TJ Ryan, Age 16; Patch Crowe, Age 19; Ammon Soloasa Tuimaualuga, Age 17)

Rising Star, featuring Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley as the “expert” judges and Josh Groban as host,  is set to premiere on Sunday June 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Join us as we live blog the show!

Here’s the full schedule for the 10 week series. Only the first 3 weeks will run two hours.

  • June 22, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
  • June 29, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
  • July 6, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
  • 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, 9-10 p.m. ET- Semifinals
  • August 24, 9-10 p.m. ET – Finals

Find out More about Rising Star

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