News brief: Keshet International searches for Rising Star

Israel’s Keshet International is launching Rising Star, a singing competition series, at MIPCOM this October.

The show is broadcast entirely live from the first audition and asks viewers to act alongside the star judges and vote for the contestants they want to see move on to the next round those they want eliminated.

It comes from Keshet Broadcasting and Tedy Prodyuctions and Keshet International will be shopping format rights in Cannes. The Israeli original debuts on Channel 2 as Hacochav Haba this autumn.

MakoTV has developed a free app for viewers to interact with the show.