I'm just sayin'

Singing is not my specialty!

on June 12, 2012

 Although I am not musically talented, I am musically interested! I am drawn to the competitive singing shows. Go Figure. I like them for the music, but also I like to see the young, passionate artists using their gift and pursuing a goal. I love to see each individual go through personal growth experience from the challenges. Plus, I believe it is important in life to give back and that’s a part of what’s happening in a show like Duets on ABC. Sure there may be other motives for the celebrities to be a part of the show. But they are there. With the success the professionals have achieved, like Kelly Clarkson, it is inspirational to the nervous, wet-behind-the-ear contestants to have the professionals in their lives to mentor them, encourage them and give them a helping hand to aid them in achieving their goal. It gives them an insight into the business that under ‘normal’ struggling artist lives could have taken years. And I am happy for them. In case you aren’t familiar with the show but enjoy good music I have outlined the premise of the show and brought you up to date. You not only get to enjoy the duets with the amateur and the professional but the celebrities have opened the show singing a duet. Episode 3 had Jennifer Nettles and John Legend singing together; I Got the Music in Me.

Duets, airing on ABC, is a competitive singing show where each of the singing celebrities scour the country to find two amateur singers who have not yet attained their dream of being a professional singer. Each celebrity finds two singers who compliment their own voice because they will be singing together and judged by the other three celebrity judges. The judges vote anonymously and the scores are tallied right away. The names of the amateur singer are entered on the board from highest score to lowest score immediately following their duet. The two lowest scoring contestants dual it out at the end by singing solo and A Cappella for the judges who all vote and the lowest scoring amateur singer goes home. Well, I guess they don’t have to go home but they can’t stay there.

The host of Duets, “Quaddus” – Benjamin Quaddus Philippe, is a 31-year old from Toronto, Ontario, born July 10, 1980.

This season’s judges are;

John Legend, Singer/songwriter/actor, b December 28, 1978, Springfield, Ohio, ,

Kelly Clarkson, Singer, Winner of Season One of The American Idol, born April 24, 1982, Fort Worth, Texas .

Jennifer Nettles, Musician/Singer/Songwriter, half of the duet Sugarland, born September 12, 1974 in Douglas, Georgia.

Robin Thicke, Musician/singer/songwriter/record producer/actor and son of Actor Alan Thicke, born Los Angeles,California.

The Duets teams are

John Legend with Bridgett Carrington and Meleana Brown

Kelly Clarkson with Jordan Meredith and Jason Farol

Jennifer Nettles with J Rome and John Glosson

Robin Thicke with Alexis Foster and Olivia Chisolm

Last  week’s song theme were songs that inspire;

John Legend and Bridgett Carrington sang; Heard it Through the Grapevine and Meleana Brown sang, If I Ain’t Got You.

Kelly Clarkson sang with, Jordan Meredith Mama’s Broken Heart and Jason Farol, Hallelujah.

Jennifer Nettles sang with J Rome How am I Supposed to Live Without You and John Glosson, How Great Thou Art.

Robin Thicke sang with Alexis Foster Killing Me Softly and Olivia Chisolm, Crazy in Love.

On of June 7th, 2012 amateur Alexis Foster, Robin Thicke’s choice, was voted off.

Typically the show airs on Thursday nights but this week it will air on, Wednesday June 13th, and the theme songs are “Party Songs”.

And just for fun I’ve added a link to a farewell song to CSI:Miami . If you have been a follower and will miss the show you have to see this… goodbye CSI: Miami   





























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