ABC lines up singing competition, 'Duets'
March 8th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

ABC lines up singing competition, 'Duets'

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.

Filed under: Music • television

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  1. deepak

    June 1, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Leucadia Bob

    March 12, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brandon

    Seeing Kelly Clarkson perform live every week on national television is enough to draw me in. Well, for her ten minutes of the show, anyway.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leucadia Bob

    March 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tim

    That is soooooo hot.....

    March 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hot Carl

    I heard she likes it that way.

    March 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pootentang

    Hollywood really needs to come up with new ideas! They can't come up with an original idea for a show except maybe every 5 years and movies all come from books or are remakes/prequels/sequels of other movies that were fine just the way they are! I love Kelly Clarkson, but I do not need to see her with Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke, and that other chick (2 of the 4 are irrelevent to todays times anyway) on yet another singing show. I don't understand the sudden push for all of these new singing shows??? Weird

    March 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nickel

    hmmmmm... same producers as the Voice?? I love Kelly, but yes the singing show genre is getting old.

    March 9, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Marc

    Another talent show, really? REALLY?!!! We are raising a bunch of young people who just want to be rich and famous, who are loaded down with unearned confidence. Very sad.

    March 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |

    I like Clarkson, Richie and Thicke but Nettles sings through her nose and tries to sound like Reba McEntire ... too much like a Tomcat late at night.

    March 9, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. isugirl1985

    ALL of these judges (except the Sugarland girl) were all celeb singer help to the contestants this week on The Voice. Coincidence?!

    March 9, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. LoJenk

    March 9, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Boo

    Don't the suits in Hollywood have any creative ideas anymore? All they do now is pollute the airwaves with this dreck. No wonder most of my viewing is cable tv.

    March 9, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. chewstroke

    she visits the chewstroke homepage daily, alwyas leaving kind comments, we love kelly...

    March 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. CN Red


    March 9, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Coolbreeze

    You so nasty!

    March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. Oh Pleeze

    Another d@mn singing show. Yeah we need that.

    March 9, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  18. This_blank

    I still can not say kelly clarkson without wanting to wax my chest hair

    March 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. monkey

    Ugh – sounds like a Country Hoedown or a Boogaloo Shindig – Borrrrrrrrrring !!

    March 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Crys

    Jumping on the bandwagon after American Idol, XFactor, The Voice, Nashville Star, The SingOff, America's Got Talent, etc. Way to be current, ABC.

    March 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jacob

    Lionel Richie is a star come on the guy hasn't made music for 20 years

    March 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Umm, Jacob, just because he has been semi retired as a SINGER the last 20 yrs, doesn't mean that he's lost his talents. He's also a very good and well known song writer which I have no doubt he continues to do to this day. The man does know what he's talking about regarding songwriting and singing regardless how long he's not been actively singing, his active career spans much longer than 20 yrs.

      March 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. anti troll guy

    I wonder who is fatter Sadie or Clarkson?

    March 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ anti troll guy

      So does the blue link troll pay you in trident layers for your bad efforts to troll others or does he have other favors in mind?

      March 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |

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