Rising Star is an Indian version of the international franchise series Rising Star, a reality television singing competition. It is based on the Israeli singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (meaning The Next Star) made by Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.
The program format lets the viewers vote for contestants live via the television channel’s mobile app. The show premiered on 4 February 2017 on Colors TV and airs on weekends at 9:00 pm. This is the first reality television show in India which involves Live Audience Voting.
Popular playback singer and music director Shankar Mahadevan, playback singer and actor Monali Thakur and actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh are the experts in the show. This show marks as Diljit Dosanjh’s television debut.
The show is hosted by singer-actor Meiyang Chаng and dancer-choreographer Raghav Juyal.