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August 10, 2014 By jacobjournalist


One of my all-time favorite songs is Sir Elton John’s classic “Your Song.” It has been a staple on Reality TV shows for years. However, no one has been able to match Heather Headley’s tour-de-force cover of Elton’s tune. As for Maneepat Molloy, she was the first artist tonight to give me the chills! Her tone was beautiful and delivery was priceless. Brava, Maneepat and screw you, Brad and Luda! A

'Rising Star' contestant: Maneepat Myra Molloy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Maneepat Myra Molloy, 16, Los Angeles

She may be among the youngest "Rising Star" contestants but she could have the biggest voice. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Maneepat is entering her senior year of high school. She has appeared on "Thailand's Got Talent" but wants to make it in the USA. She plays viola and ukulele,

August 17, 2014 By jacobjournalist


I am so thrilled that Maneepat Molloy was saved by the West Coast! She has a powerhouse voice and picked an incredible song: Sia’s “Chandelier”! Her vocals gave me chills and she effortless hit the correct high notes. If a girl goes into next week’s finale, I hope it is Maneepat! (What the heck were you thinking not voting for her, Luda & America!) B+


By Brian Cantor, 11 Aug 2014


Maneepat Molloy bests Shameia Crawford and April Lockhart to receive the week's single "West Coast Save" on "Rising Star."

Last week, Dana Williams survived a “Rising Star” elimination by receiving her second West Coast Save.

The same luck would not extend to Shameia Crawford, who proved unable to earn a second reprieve from those watching the tape-delayed broadcast.

She, along with fellow contestant April Lockhart, departs ABC’s music competition.

ABC Orders Singing Competition 'Rising Star' Based on Hot Israeli Format

11/18/2013 by Lesley Goldberg

The network has picked up 10 episodes of the Keshet format set for summer 2014.


The network announced Monday that has picked up 10 episodes of the singing competition and set the series for summer 2014.

Rising Star hails from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet Media Group's international arm and DCM Media, the parent of Dick Clark Productions.

The series -- which has already sold to territories including France, Germany, Italy and Russia -- landed at the network in a competitive situation.

ABC's 'Rising Star' team revealed: Kesha, Ludacris, Groban join music competition

By James Hibberd on May 16, 2014


ABC’s new singing competition has lined up a high-powered host and panel of experts.

Rising Star has signed singer-songwriter Josh Groban as host of the summer series. In addition, pop sensation Kesha and hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris have come on board as experts, along with country star Brad Paisley, who was previously reported as likely joining the series.

First Contestants Announced for ABC's New Singing Competition RISING STAR

June 20, 2014


The first set of phenomenal singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday's premiere of ABC's hotly-anticipated new series, "Rising Star," SUNDAY, JUNE 22, (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. They are:

Lisa Punch, Age 21, Brooklyn, NY
Joshua Peavy, Age 28, Soperton, GA
Jesse Kinch, Age 20, Seaford, NY
Maneepat Myra Molloy, Age 16, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Darling, Age 31, Nashville, TN
Summer Collins, Age 18, Fayetteville, NC
Daniel & Olivia, (Daniel Wolfe, Age 24 and Olivia Thai, Age 25) San Gabriel Valley, CA
Colin Huntley, Age 16, Georgetown, TX
Beyond 5, Nashville, TN

'Rising Star' Premiere Recap: Real-Time Votes, Instagram Auditions and a Very Powerful Spell

6/23/2014 by Ashley Lee


ABC's singing show with Josh Groban, Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley was sprinkled with musical highs, commandeered consoles and a surprise tryout.


ABC is back in the singing-show space with Rising Star, in which viewers vote for contestants in real time via a smartphone/tablet app. If 70 percent of participating voters support a singer, that singer advances to the next round. Experts Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley each have votes that count for seven percent.

Maneepat Molloy Sings ‘Con Te Partiro’ On Rising Star (VIDEO)

by Rickey Yaneza on June 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm


Maneepat Molloy sang ‘Con Te Partiro’ on Rising Star.

She’s originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She is 16 from Los Angeles, CA.

A YouTube video her singing which her dad posted when she was young got 3 million hits!

She won Thailand’s Got Talent in 2011.

She’s so pretty!

Kesha and Brad Paisley voted yes. Ludacris voted no. OMG! This was close! I voted yes.

She got 73% of the vote. She moves on to the next round.

Her sister was crying. This show is amazing!!!

Love love love Maneepat!


'Rising Star' hopefuls share dreams

Sunday, June 22, 2014



"Rising Star" hopefuls Maneepat Molloy, Daniel Wolf and Olivia Thai share what brought them to the show.

The new singing competition premieres Sunday at 9 p.m.

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