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I’ve been a reality TV buff for as far as I can remember. 

The over-the-top drama, the suspense and the dramatic pauses have been giving me life since time immemorial. Of all the formats in the genre, I think I’ve fallen most in love with the talent shows. The starry-eyed aspirants, the stoic judges, the display of sheer talent and the moment of truth – gets me in the feels every time. 

Most of all, I love voting, in hopes that my votes might make someone a winner. So with time, when I grow to love a contestant, and they get voted out, it really bums me out.

b’Yep. This is me. All the time.’

So, when I heard from a very reliable source (A.K.A equally reality TV crazed friends) of this new talent show on Colors called RISING STAR, I had to check it out to see what it was all about. ‘Cause my little birdies told me that this show lets viewers vote for their favourite contender in real time and the votes actually matter! 

Yep, that’s right! 

No more waiting for a week for the results, no more being overruled by the judges, this time our votes in entirety decide on who should proceed to become the winner, just like in a democracy. 

Here’s a talent show that brings upcoming singing talent from all across the nation to the fore, but with a twist. This time, we the people, get to decide who’s worthy of the title of India’s “RISING STAR” all while the singers perform LIVE. And based on the sheer multitude of talent, like in this video here, making that choice just got so much more mind-boggling for all of us.

To participate, all we need to do is download the ColorsTV app on iOS and Android and vote for our favourite contestant during the episode. 

And here’s something cool – despite a talented panel of judges, it is our votes that become the deciding factor. With over 130 crores of Indians deciding on the next star, (that’s almost 79% of the total votes, BTW!) it is one hell of a show! Plus after every vote, you get to see your picture on the TV screen, how cool is that?

So, who are the experts, you ask?

b”C’mon, you know who they are!”

Do the names Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Monali Thakur ring a bell? Of course, they do. Unless you were living under a rock (which you weren’t) you’ll recognise the biggest names in the music industry. With years of experience and know-how, they guide the fledgeling singers and help them realise their true stardom, all in due time. 

Here’s a sneak-peek at all the action awaiting you.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Catch all the action, every weekend at 9 P.M. on Colors, for a chance to write the destinies of some of the truest talents in the nation.