In 2012, reality TV singing competitions really stepped up their game, with the judging panels on several shows racing to outdo one another with star power. Bringing all of the drama, the contestants, and the judges into account, which has been your favorite reality singing competition to keeps tabs on during 2012?
J. Rome was named the winner of the debut season of 'Duets.' It was John Glosson who placed second. Poor Jennifer Nettles! Both of amateurs were in the Top 2, to which she said, "I am dying ... They have worked so hard and it is the best and the worst." Either way, she "won" since both of her boys made it to the top.
For tonight's (July 19) season finale of the first season of 'Duets,' superstar Kelly Clarkson and her amateur charge Jason Farol performed together for the final time, choosing to torch it up with their fiery rendition of Elvis Presley's classic 'Heartbreak Hotel.' My what a difference a season (which is really just a few weeks, since that's how long the show has been on) makes. Farol went from a shy, unsure-of-himself performer with a great voice to a confident heartthrob with swagger, thanks in no small part to the unwavering support of his singing partner.
On tonight's (July 19) season finale of Season 1 of 'Duets,' country superstar Jennifer Nettles took the stage with her other amateur singing partner J. Rome for the last time. It's been quite the journey, one that isn't likely to end just because their season is. The terrific twosome engaged in an upbeat, buttery, backyard BBQ version of El DeBarge's 'Rhythm of the Night,' a song which is smack dab in J. Rome's wheelhouse.
On tonight's (July 19) season finale of the debut season of 'Duets,' country superstar Jennifer Nettles and her amateur singing partner John Glosson performed together for the final time, singing the ballad 'For Good' from the Broadway musical 'Wicked. It's a sweet, sappy and syrupy song, but it also played to the strengths of both these native Georgians.
On tonight's (July 12) episode of 'Duets,' each remaining contestant sang a duet with their superstar mentor and a solo song. They were allowed to pick each song they performed. For his duet with Kelly Clarkson, amateur Jason Farol chose 'Me and Mrs. Jones,' a bluesy, torchy ballad about infidelity. For his solo song, he tackled 'Runaway Baby' by Bruno Mars.
On tonight's (July 12) episode of 'Duets,' the remaining amateurs performed twice -- once with their superstar and once solo. Jennifer Nettles, who still has two horses in this race, performed 'The Prayer' by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion with her "other" amateur partner John Glosson. For his solo song, Glosson tackled 'Bless the Broken Road' by country trio Rascal Flatts.
On tonight's (July 12) episode of 'Duets,' each remaining contestant sang with their mentor and performed solo. Both songs were of their own choosing. Superstar Jennifer Nettles and her amateur duet partner J. Rome chose to sing the Script's 'Breakeven.' For his solo jam, Rome selected Stevie Wonder's 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered.'
On tonight's (July 12) penultimate episode of Season 1 of 'Duets,' judges' favorite John Glosson was actually in the bottom two, along with Bridget Carrington. It was Carrington, the amateur partner of superstar John Legend, who was voted off and sent home by the American public. We're bummed to see her go since she had so much charisma.
On last Thursday's (July 5) episode of 'Duets,' superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend teamed up for a blockbuster duet on the standard 'You Don't Know Me.' The twosome sang the classic, much loved tune while seated, likely due to the fact that Clarkson has a hairline fracture in her foot and can't stand easily. While she may be hobbling, it had absolutely no affect on that beautiful voice of hers.