12:40 pm - 06/21/2014

Kesha talks ABC's 'Rising Star', new music, boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter


Kesha, who recently took the dollar sign out of her name, is known for her party anthems and crazy antics, but according to PEOPLE, she has a few surprises coming in regard to her music.

"I'm working on some new music that I don't think anyone expects to be the type of music I'm working on," she told them at a press event for her new gig as judge on ABC's new singing competition, Rising Star. "I feel like I have a lot to do!"

The pop icon has been more or less out of the spotlight since completing rehab for eating disorders earlier this year. However, she says she is excited to be mentoring young, aspiring artists.

"It's terrifying for those kids," she told them. "I feel so bad for them, but I'm really excited. I think people would be surprised how different I would like the talent to be. I want country, I want polka - all of it!"

As PEOPLE notes, Kesha and fellow judge Brad Paisley are still figuring out their judging style but have a pretty good idea of the type of personality they will be bringing to the show.

"I'm not mean, but I am honest, and I can't help it," she said. "I have no filter. It just comes out of my mouth."

Paisley commented on Kesha's description of herself, adding, "She has no problem being honest. I might have a problem, but [our role is] less about being that person that decides someone's fate and more about helping them get their best self out there."

Rising Star debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

On ryanseacrest.com:
Kesha ‘Very Happy’ to Have New Boyfriend ‘in My Life’

It’s been four years since Ryan first interviewed Kesha at the start of her career, and although she’s grown up so much since then, she insists really not that much has changed.

When he brought up that during their first chat she said she liked “dirty guys,” the “Timber” singer joked that’s still the case.

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Excited for her comeback...
weatherstaff 21st-Jun-2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
hypnology 21st-Jun-2014 01:22 pm (UTC)
I'm interested to see how she comes back.
reserved 21st-Jun-2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
it won't be successful. mariah, jlo, britney, and xtina all flopped after they did judging competitions.

Edited at 2014-06-21 01:36 pm (UTC)
crazyfirecrotch 21st-Jun-2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
christina flopped way before her take at the red button
lr489 21st-Jun-2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
vespertinev 21st-Jun-2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
So did Britney, sorta. And when was the last time Jlo was successful?
felixdharma 21st-Jun-2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
Femme Fatale was really successful and so was Scream and Shout, so no.
thaye88 21st-Jun-2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe the different format that this talent show is will have a different impact on her post-show success. It's a hope to cling on to.

The same must not be true for Kesha anyway, but if she can just slightly top her Warrior sales, I personally will already consider it a success. She has to turn the public in her favor before she can really be successful again after such a long break, so I make sure my expectations aren't too high.
dynamite_state 21st-Jun-2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
'The Emaciation of Kesha' is an imminent pop classic.
burntxtoashes 21st-Jun-2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
i'd love more stuff like this

benevolents 21st-Jun-2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
onyxobsidian 21st-Jun-2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Her profile looks very attractive in that photo
dynamite_state 21st-Jun-2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ready for her return!
benevolents 21st-Jun-2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
Excited to hear what she'll release!
lr489 21st-Jun-2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
ready for u my rehab queen <3
iawaclen 21st-Jun-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)

fabkilljoy 21st-Jun-2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
omgg i've missed her

i'll give rising star a shot just for her and josh groban tbh
phallus 21st-Jun-2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
Is she still with Dr. Luke or have they parted ways?
guavapussy 21st-Jun-2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
i'm sure they parted ways after all the shit that came out between them
cranberryfitch 21st-Jun-2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
i wish she wasn't on yet another stupid singing competition, but maybe it'll be good for her. she looks amazing in that pic
guavapussy 21st-Jun-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
here for the #riseofkesharose
nunya_b 21st-Jun-2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
i'm really excited about the album. can't see it selling well, though.
jfk 21st-Jun-2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
same this ethereal voice of a generation
jfk 21st-Jun-2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
inb4 "how can you judge a singing competition if you can't sing ... AHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAahahahah"
felixdharma 21st-Jun-2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
C U Next Tuesday is my favorite of her songs
ilovestarburst 21st-Jun-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I love her so much.
milotic2 21st-Jun-2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
her hair looks pretty there
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