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Blue Bloods Scoop: Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett Just Duet

Country superstar Carrie Underwood has booked a plum gig — on the CBS drama Blue Bloods.

On the Season 2 premiere of multi-generational family/cop drama, the übersuccessful American Idol and fellow multiple Grammy winner Tony Bennett will appear as themselves to perform a duet of “It Had To Be You” at a fundraiser that Frank Reagan (played by Tom Selleck) and daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan) are attending for the newly appointed mayor (Dexter alum David Ramsey).

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“Having musical legend Tony Bennett and the hugely talented country music star Carrie Underwood perform on our show is a true gift,” Blue Bloods executive producer Leonard Goldberg says in a statement. “We’re looking forward to an exciting second season premiere with a story that is certain to provoke debate, and are thrilled that [they] can be a part of it.”

Bennett and Underwood first collaborated on “It Had To Be You” for Bennett’s new album, Duets II, due out Sept. 20. Bennett of course recently dueted with Idol champ finalist Haley Reinhart, on “Steppin Out With My Baby,” during the Season 10 finale.

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Blue Bloods launches its new season on Friday, Sept. 23.

Comments (17)

  • LOVE THIS!!! makes me soo happy will make sure and watch no matter what!!

    Comment by lorena – July 21, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kathie Lee Gifford from the Today Show will also be on the season premiere; she mentioned it this morning.

    Comment by Junior G. – July 21, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, trying to get people to tune IN here…. ;)

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 21, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is not Kathie Lee…it is her daughter Cassidy that will be in the show.

      Comment by CarolH – July 21, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is great! I love Carrie and Tony is an icon. I don’t watch Blue Bloods but I’ll tune in for this.

    Comment by Adrian – July 21, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re missing a really good show!

      Comment by Gwen – July 21, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome!! Love Carrie Underwood !! the duet is amazing!!!

    Comment by simon – July 21, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love that Haley Reinhart is referred to as Idol champ (strike-through) finalist.

    Comment by Matt – July 21, 2011 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for season 2 of BB!!!! And I love Carrie!

    Comment by rachel – July 21, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To bad it could not have been Haley with Tony but Carrie is already a major star, so we will have to wait a bit until Haley becomes one too.

    Comment by B-scot – July 21, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, I’d rather see Tony duet with Haley Reinhart who has a jazz background, unlike Carrie who probably has never sung jazz in her life.

    Comment by Davey – July 21, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie can sing anything. You obviously missed her on Oprah when she sang with Tony, Josh Groban and Michael Buble. She more than held her own with those guys. She’s amazing.

    Comment by Jan – July 21, 2011 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Carrie. She was awesome on Oprah with Tony. And I’m SO excited for Blue Blood’s season 2!

    Comment by kelly – July 21, 2011 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Carrie, but like B-scot, wish it was Haley!

    Comment by Cheryl – July 23, 2011 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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