Unwilling to repeat its generosity, the west coast viewership opted not to save any contestants on Sunday’s edition of “Rising Star.”
Because the show airs via tape-delay on the west coast, the ABC reality series holds a second round of live voting for those who view the show at 10PM PT. If an act eliminated by the live, first-run audience receives at least 70% of the west coast vote, it is brought back into the competition and pushed through to the next round.
None received that privilege this week.
And none was expected to receive it. While Shameia Crawford and Megan Tibbits, who were saved last week, nearly received the requisite 70% support from the initial audience (69% and 68%, respectively), no eliminated contestant came close this week.
Support totals for the eliminated during the initial broadcast ranged from 22% (TX3) to just 49% (Cliff Cody).
During the west coast broadcast, TX3 again ranked at the bottom with just 25% of the vote. That audience’s favorite of the eliminated acts was Unselfish, to whom it offered a 48% positive vote.
Over three weeks of auditions, the aforementioned Crawford and Tibbits, who both performed in week two, were the only to be saved by the dual-voting system.
ABC’s “Rising Star” returns next week with the beginning of its Duels.