Greenlit: Rising Star, ITV
Rising Star – An innovative, interactive, musical talent format, where viewers at home vote in real-time during performances, via an app, which is fully integrated in the show.
Prior to any performance beginning, there is a period in which people at home can ‘enter the vote’ through a free app. Then when the performance starts, the voting starts – all live, all in real time.
The live audition rounds see the contestant walking out onto a stage to begin their live screen test. From their point of view, the screen they’re performing in front of is blank, but as the performance starts pictures of the people voting at home start to flash up on the screen.
If the contestant achieves a 70% approval from the viewers’ voters, and the judges – the screen then rises, they walk out to see the judges and the studio audience, and they go through to the next round.
The four judges votes’ influence the contestant’s chances, but the decision is largely in the hands of the viewers, with their votes contributing the lion’s share towards deciding whether the contestant hits the 70% approval they need to progress to the next round.
Rising Star had a record-breaking debut on Keshet’s Channel 2 in Israel, capturing an impressive 49.4% audience share, making it the highest debut of a TV show during the country’s September launch season in 15 years.
Producer: ITV Studios and Keshet International UK (Devised by Keshet International)
Source: ITV press release