ABC's 'Rising Star' premieres Sunday; Find out how to use the voting app

(ABC) -- The new ABC singing competition series "Rising Star" premieres on Sunday, June 22. During the show each week, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if a contestant will advance in the competition.

To vote for your favorite contestants, home judges (viewers) can download the Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Market Place, or the Google Play Store. (There is a short video above that explains how the App works.)

The App is essential to participate in the voting process, but it's totally FREE and easy to use. Just 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 the vote in REAL TIME on television – in just seconds, your votes determine whether the wall rises, whether a contestant moves on or goes home.

And IF you give us permission through the app, you might also see your Facebook or Twitter profile picture on the Rising Star wall.