Rising Star: YOU are the judge on summer's hot new music competition

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Download the app and get ready to judge the contestants on TV's first truly live music competition! (WTVD)

UPDATE: Did you miss the Rising Star premiere? Watch it now on the WATCH ABC app, and tune in next Sunday to get in on the voting!

Original story:

Rising Star completely reinvents the traditional singing competition -- for the first time ever, the audience has the final say in real time! During each performance, you can vote on the Rising Star app to determine if the singer advances or not. See yourself and your vote count in real time on your TV.

Watch the premiere Sunday, June 22 at 9pm ET

Starring: Josh Groban | Brad Paisley | Kesha | Ludacris

Will you raise the wall? Download the app now and become a Rising Star home judge:

OK, I downloaded the app - now what?

Watch this video for a step-by-step look at how the Rising Star app works:

Once the show starts, you can log into the app with your Facebook account or an email log-in.

When a performer walks out on stage, he or she is separated from the studio audience and the judges by a translucent floor to ceiling LED screen. As the performer begins to sing, the judges and viewers at home vote on the performance via the app. Images of the voters logged in via Facebook appear live on the LED screen facing the performer as the votes are tallied. Only if a singer wins over 70 per cent of the audience does the wall rise and the singer steps out as a new star to bask in the applause of the live studio audience.

Ready to help make history? Tune in June 22!
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