Jennifer Nettles and J Rome once again took the stage on tonight's episode (May 31) of 'Duets' to perform 'You're the One That I Want,' only one of the most recognizable duets known to music fans. The Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta duet from 'Grease' was a "big risk, big reward" moment, since it's a song from a musical that could cheese out ... and quick.
In the beginning of the second hour of tonight’s episode of ‘Duets’ John Legend had to replace his former contestant Johnny Gray due to unknown circumstances. Legend then held rapid-fire auditions for hundreds of people and after a tough decision he narrowed it down to two people and gave them a song to learn to perform the next day. Hawaiian beauty Meleana Brown ended up being the lucky winner and performed ‘Endless Love’ tonight with Legend.
Last week on ‘Duets,’ Jennifer Nettles proved that she was an excellent talent scout with two great duet partner choices. This week, she has to prove that her choices have staying power with the classics. And, in her words, her first partner, John Glosson, “brought a gun to a knife fight” and confirmed her feelings that he’s the best singer in the bunch.
On tonight's episode (May 31) of 'Duets,' the celebrity mentors and their amateur partners teamed up to sing some of the most famous duets in history. John Legend and his charge Bridget Carrington sang 'I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),' popularized by Aretha Franklin and George Michael. Make it hard, why don'tcha guys! Singing a 'Retha song is like singing a Whitney Houston song. As in: it's hard!
In case you haven't been keeping up with your reality singing competitions, 'Duets' is the newest show to impact your television. Unlike 'American Idol' and 'The Voice,' the show pairs contestants with a famous mentor who they perform live with on the broadcasts.
Superstar singers Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland) and John Legend have taken on the task of mentoring these contestants/duet partners. So which of these stars are you rooting for the most?
Just two hours into the 'Duets' series, and trends are forming. For Kelly Clarkson, that means choosing duet partners that are tall on talent, but a little short on confidence. Much like Jason Farol earlier, Jordan Meredith was trembling when she first joined the pop superstar. Her performance of 'Stronger' was anything but lacking in swagger, however.