'Rising Star' names judges and host: Kesha, Ludacris and Josh Groban, oh my!

rising-star-host-judges-abc.jpgThe Season 1 judges and host of ABC's new singing reality series "Rising Star" have all been named, and they're quite the eclectic bunch.

ABC announced that Josh Groban will act as host of the show. While he is known best for his easy listening music, anyone who follows him on Twitter or has seen any of the number of comedic cameo appearances he's made from "I'm F***ing Ben Affleck" to "Muppets Most Wanted" knows he has a wicked sense of humor.

As for the judges, ABC revealed that Kesha and Ludacris will join Brad Paisley on the "panel of experts." The foursome will unite for the first time publicly at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18.

"Rising Star" premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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