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Will summer's singing-competition shows be the same old song?
Will summer's singing-competition shows be the same old song?

You might think, at this point, that there is simply no way a TV network could possibly put on another singing show. And yet you would be wrong. Fox has the once-powerful "American Idol" and NBC the still-formidable "The Voice." But ABC has been left without a music competition hit, although not for lack of trying (you might remember 2012's "Duets," famous now mostly for mentor Robin Thicke slamming it as "soulless" and "sucking [away] my artistic integrity"). Ratings-challenged ABC will attempt to remedy its singing-show deficit yet again with not just one but two entries, "Rising Star" (June 22) and "Sing Your Face...

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