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The real winner of Rising Star was not a singer

ABC’s Rising Star concluded its first season last night with the optimistic hope that it will return for a new season, declaring the “winner of Rising Star 2014,” as if there will be a “winner of Rising Star 2015.” The show’s final episode illustrated the summer singing competition’s strengths and weaknesses. It had the final four compete in a …

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ABC bribed Bachelor Nation to promote Rising Star and revealed a potential problem

During The Bachelorette last night, ABC’s Rising Star interrupted to bribe viewers into downloading the new show’s app and testing it by offering a sneak preview of Bachelor in Paradise. While the experiment seemed to work, it also revealed what could doom the show, and it’s not its wall or its app. “If we get …

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