BRAD PAISLEY is joining a new ABC reality series called Rising Star as one of their judges. It's another singing competition show, but with a significant twist: the audience, not the judges have the final say on whether or not the singer will advance. During the performance, viewers vote via an app, ultimately determining if the contestant’s hopes will be fulfilled -- or dashed. If the tallied votes reach a certain threshold, the performer will move on. And, just for fun, the performer can actually see the votes that tick in, making it extremely nerve-wracking. They are separated from the studio audience and judges by a translucent LED screen that portrays the votes. If the screen goes up, they’ve made it onto the next round.