On Sunday, June 22, Sarah Darling became one of the first contestants to compete on ABC’s new talent series entitled “Rising Star.” On the debut episode, Darling performed Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round” and quickly demonstrated how fitting her name was by winning over the entire celebrity panel, which was comprised of Ludacris, Kesha, and Brad Paisley. The gentle dazzle of this charming country artist continued to warm the hearts of America until she “raised the wall” and ultimately received an astounding 89% positive rating from the country. Even though Darling has been busy preparing for the next round of the competition, she took time out to offer an exclusive shout-out to AXS.com in which she expressed how “pumped” she is for round two!
After being declared one of only six performers to move forward from the first episode, Darling declared, “What a rush! It’s truly an amazing opportunity and I’m so grateful for all the support. Now I can’t wait to show the experts and America what I can do!”
According to her bio, Sarah is a small-town girl from Mitchellville, Iowa who was raised on country and gospel music. Her grandfather introduced her to the iconic sounds of legendary artists such as Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Darling’s musical stylings have been built upon that firm traditional foundation. Her influences include Shania Twain, Alison Krauss, Fleetwood Mac, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, and Tom Petty. Besides singing and writing, Sarah enjoys baking sweets, fashion, and spending time with her family and friends.
If you would like to participate in ABC’s “Rising Star,” live as it is happening, you will need to download the Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Marketplace, or the Google Play Store. The App is free and easy to use. All you need to do is register with your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’re ready to go. Before each performance, you’ll be asked to check-in, and then when it’s time to vote, swipe BLUE (to the right) to vote YES or RED (to the left) to vote NO. You’ll see the results of your vote in real time on television. Your vote will help determine the fate of each performer. For a detailed video on exactly how the app works, you can watch the brief “Rising Star” app tutorial on YouTube.
“Rising Star” airs Sundays on ABC at 9 p.m. eastern. For additional details and to view previous episodes, visit ABC’s “Rising Star” online. To learn more about America’s “Darling,” you can visit her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.