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TV preview: 'Rising Star' is for other time zones

Published June 19, 2014 11:29 am

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ABC's "Rising Star" promises to "completely reinvent the traditional singing competition" because viewers can vote via an app in real time to determine who advances. Except that this only works in the time zones where the program airs live — so it leaves those of us in the Mountain Time Zone and further west out. So ... who cares about "Rising Star"?

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