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'Rising Star' premiere: Good for Long Island's Jesse Kinch, but is new ABC singing show too gimicky to last?

Jesse Kinch, of Seaford, among contestants on ABC's

(Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin)

The "Star" has risen -- ABC's "Rising Star," the network's big, brassy, gimmicky answer to "The Voice" and "Idol" -- and predicated on the simple notion that those cellphones in your pocket don't do enough already.

How was it? (Results here.)

The vox populis have yet to speak -- ABC's overnights which are promised shortly. But ABC does in fact expect bigness here: The idea of swiping...

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