Duets Series Premiere Recap: It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

“There are 7 billion voices, and very few of them are unique and special.” That quote from R&B star John Legend was supposed to sum up the difficulty of trying to find two amateur vocalists with whom he could share the stage on Duets, ABC’s new entry in the reality singing sweepstakes. But in a larger sense, Legend’s weary commentary might also reflect the uncertainty of a TV audience that’s trying to figure out if it needs — or even wants — the search for new radio and iTunes stars to be a 12-month-a-year endeavor. READ MORE

Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie and Others to Duet With Aspiring Singers in ABC Competition Series

Call it Singing With the Stars.

Recording artists Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke will serve as mentors as well as singing partners in Duets, a new competition series set to air this summer on ABC.

The twist, because there kinda has to be one … READ MORE