March 8th, 2012
03:48 PM ET
Not to be left in the singing competition cold, ABC has announced that they've found four stars of their own to hold down a new show called "Duets," to air this summer.
Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland have all signed on to serve as "judges," except this time around, the judges will sing with the competitors.
Like The CW's "The Star Next Door," also airing this summer, the four singing judges will traverse the nation in search of their talent. As Clarkson says in a promo clip, "They don't audition like a normal process, we get to find the talent that we really believe in, and we get to perform with them."
The goal is for each judge to find two performers they can sing with in a duet, and then each week, they'll perform in a front of a studio audience. Only one amateur duet partner will win, and that contestant will receive a contract with Hollywood Records.
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