RISING STAR App Now Available from CTV.ca as Canadians Invited to Judge New Interactive Music Competition Series, Premiering Su

 RISING STAR App Now Available from CTV.ca as Canadians Invited to Judge New  Interactive Music Competition Series, Premiering Sunday  - RISING STAR app available now for IOS and Android users in Canada at  CTV.ca/RisingStar -  - Internationally renowned singer-songwriter and actor Josh Groban hosts  competition series with pop sensation Kesha, hip-hop artist and actor  Ludacris, and country music superstar Brad Paisley serving as the panel of  experts -  - RISING STAR kicks off with a two-hour premiere, this Sunday, June 22 at 9  p.m. ET/PT -  To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1nNKLpz  TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - With just days to go until the premiere of the  buzzed-about singing competition series RISING STAR, Canadian viewers can now  download the free app that will serve not only as their judging tool for the  revolutionary new interactive series, but also their opportunity to appear  live on TV across North America. Reinventing the traditional singing  competition, RISING STAR gives viewers the chance to become a home judge, and  - for the first time ever - see photos of themselves and their vote count in  real time on their TVs. Canadian viewers can visit CTV.ca/RisingStar to  download the free RISING STAR app, available for IOS and Android users. RISING  STAR airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 22 on CTV, and is also  available live and on demand on CTV.ca and the CTV GO app.  In RISING STAR, only a wall of viewer faces separates each artist from their  dream, and only viewer votes can raise it. By voting through the app, viewers  will decide the fate of each singer before their performance is over in real  time. Click here to watch a preview of RISING STAR.  **Media Note** Photography for RISING STAR is available online at  BellMediaPR.ca  From executive producers Ken Warwick (AMERICAN IDOL) and Nicolle Yaron (THE  VOICE), RISING STAR features internationally renowned singer-songwriter and  actor Josh Groban as host, and pop sensation Kesha, hip-hop artist and actor  Ludacris, and country music superstar Brad Paisley as experts to offer  guidance and feedback.  RISING STAR is the fastest-selling talent show ever and is already a massive  hit in its original Israeli market. Click here to watch two ultra-orthodox  brothers from Jerusalem sing Simon and Garfunkel, in an audition that made  headlines.  RISING STAR had a record-breaking debut on Keshet's Channel 2 in Israel from  September to December 2013, maintaining its audience throughout Season 1 as  the highest-rated show in 10 of its 15 weeks on air. The series also saw over  10 million votes cast through the app. Now sold to more than 25 broadcasters  and territories, RISING STAR is the fastest-selling talent show ever. The  territories include the USA (ABC), UK (ITV), Spain (Atresmedia), Italy (Toro),  France (M6 Group), Russia (Rossiya1), Germany (RTL), the Nordics (Nordisk),  Hungary (TV2), Brazil (Rede Globo), Portugal (TVI), and most recently  Argentina (Telefe), Turkey (Acun Medya), and Indonesia (RCTI).  SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:  Twitter  @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @JoshGroban @KeshaRose @Ludacris @BradPaisley  Facebook Facebook.com/CTV  About CTV CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality  news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been  Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV  is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading  assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is part of  BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More  information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.    SOURCE  CTV  Matthew Almeida, CTV Networks, 416.384.2629 ormatthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca  Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 orchristy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/17/c7648.html  CO: CTV ST: Ontario NI: ENT TVNEWS  
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