It has been reported that Lionel Richie was very recently replaced by “Ordinary People” singer, John Legend. Legend discussed joining the show in the following statement.
“I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Duets’ and I’m looking forward to finding an undiscovered gem out there,” “Get Lifted” singer Legend said. “This is going be a lot of fun.”
It has been said by many that one is the loneliest number. This is why when it came time for ABC to finally throw its hat in the music completion ring, they were determined to prove that “two voices are better than one.” That’s right instead of the celebrities on the show being judges like on American Idol and X Factor, or coaches like on The Voice, the celebrities who are participating are now actual singing partners. This is all happening on this new major music series, appropriately called, Duets. The show premieres on ABC on Thursday May 24th, and features mentoring and duets from chart topping singers Lionel Richie, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Robin Thicke and the first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson! As these platinum acts in the industry become each other’s competition, they will also be mentoring their team members with hopes of helping them win a record contract with Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records. Like NBC has done with Carson Daly, ABC is also drawing from the old MTV, TRL talent pool. Duets is going to be hosted by one of Carson’s old co-workers, Quddus. Keep checking in with us at Clizbeats.com for more details about Duets as they become available. Until then take a look at some cool early promos for the show below
Two Is Better Than One Promo