We want to sit here and say that we were thoroughly impressed by tonight’s episode of “Rising Star,” but we weren’t. It was the Top 13 performance show, but there were at least a few performers in here who wouldn’t have made it out of the first round of a lesser singing show.
Just think about this for a minute. We had a woman who only got the approval of 32% tonight. Seriously! This show has only a tiny percentage of great contestants … and the only thing that makes this worse from an entertainment perspective is that we could not watch the rest of the season and know that Jesse Kinch is going to win in the end. The winner at this point is obvious beyond words.
We at least give Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Ludacris, and to a certain extent Kesha credit for showing up right now, given that they are all famous and self-aware enough right now to know that they are sitting on board what is effectively a sinking ship. The ratings are terrible, the quality isn’t good, and Groban can only do so much. We knew this when we saw multiple performers come on tonight with scores that would have counted for bad auditions.
We suppose that we’ll keep on watching “Rising Star” to see Jesse, Jordan Peavy, Audrey Kate Geiger, and the few others who could have done better on a different show. It’s just unfortunate that they are all stuck on this one instead. The biggest problem? For a show with “Star” in the title, few people have the attitude that shows they are ready to be one. Grade: D-.
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