Long Island’s Jesse Kinch Wins Rising Star



After weeks of competing on ABC’s reality singing show, “Rising Star,” Long Island’s Jesse Kinch beat fellow finalists Audrey Kate Geiger, Dana Williams and Austin French to take the title of Rising Star champion and win a Columbia Records contract.

The humble and supremely talented Kinch, 20, was born in Bethpage and has been in love with music ever since he was a young boy. He spoke to Long Island Weekly from his new summer digs at his hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif. where he is staying throughout the competition. Read the interview here…