'Rising Star' winner: Did Jesse Kinch, Austin French, Audrey Kate Geiger or Dana Williams win?Add to Favorites | Rising Star
The winner of the Columbia Records contract and the title of the very first (and possibly only) "Rising Star" champion is Jesse Kinch, with Austin French coming in second with a 14 percent difference in votes.
The vote really did boil down to America's choice, as mentors Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley saw their votes reduced to the same percentage as a regular TV-watching, app-using voter. Did America make the right choice? West Coast, do you agree?