The BEST episodes of Rising Star

Every episode of Rising Star ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rising Star!

Completely reinventing the traditional singing competition, aspiring singers audition live as viewers vote via an app in real time to determine who advances. Performers can see how the voting is going throughout their performance and when a certain threshold is reached, the performer moves on. Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Groban hosts, while country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha, and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris serve as judges.

Last Updated: 11/11/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Duels #2
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8.33
6 votes

#1 - Duels #2

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/20/2014

The duels continue.

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Finals
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7.86
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#2 - Finals

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/24/2014

Who will be the next Rising Star?

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Duels #3
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7.50
4 votes

#3 - Duels #3

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/27/2014

The final round of duels.

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Qualifiers #2
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7.43
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#4 - Qualifiers #2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/29/2014

The second round of live auditions bring some real nail-biting performances as 12 new performers from across the country perform for the judges and the entire live-voting audience.

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Qualifiers #1
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#5 - Qualifiers #1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/22/2014

The first 10 singers perform for the judges. For the first time ever, fans at home decide who moves on and who goes home LIVE in real time. Singer/song writer Josh Groban is the host. Country music superstar Brad Paisley, music sensation Kesha, and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris, comprise the expert panel.

Qualifiers #3
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#6 - Qualifiers #3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/6/2014

The last group of 10 all-new performers take the stage and Expert Brad Paisley performs his new single "River Bank" live.

Duels #1
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#7 - Duels #1

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/13/2014

Contestants are paired up into duels, with only one from each pair going through to the quarterfinals.

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Quarterfinals #1
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#8 - Quarterfinals #1

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/3/2014

Eight out of 13 will advance in the next round.

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Quarterfinals #2
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#9 - Quarterfinals #2

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/10/2014

The quarterfinals.

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Semifinals
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#10 - Semifinals

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/17/2014

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