NC teenager to compete on new TV singing competition

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Summer Collins, 18, of Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman will appear Sunday night on the debut of ABC’s new music competition show called “Rising Star.”

WTVD-TV reported that 18-year-old Summer Collins, of Fayetteville, will be one of the contestants.

She reached out to WTVD-TV on Facebook and said, “I am stoked for this amazing opportunity and happy that I have an amazing hometown behind me.”

Collins is in the process of transferring to East Carolina University where she will study music.

“I’m just treating the Rising Star stage like any other gig, it’s going to rock,” she said.

You may recognize her name because she has done some local performances at various events.

The two hour premiere of Rising Star starts at 9 p.m. Sunday night on ABC.