ABC’s much-hyped new singing competition, Duets 2012, debuted last week and I fell in love instantly. The show takes the judges away from behind the judges’ table and has them join their singers on stage for some amazing duet performances…who didn’t think that Jennifer Nettles and John Glosson’s performance of “Stay” was brilliant?
The only flaw with Duets 2012 that I have…and many people feel the same way as I do…the Superstar judges (Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke) do the voting…why? The three Superstars that did not perform with their Duets 2012 partner judge the amateur singers on two criteria (both worth up to 50 points each)…performance and presentation. Each week, the bottom amateur singer will be going home (the first week was a freebie to give them two weeks to prove themselves). So, the Superstars clearly could give less points to a favorite just to see them go home…maybe it’s what happened to Kelly Clarkson and her Duets 2012 partners, Jason Farol and Jordan Meredith, as they both landed in the bottom two spots?
Tonight’s Duets TV show, has the Superstars joining their Duets 2012 partners onstage one more time, but this time someone will be going home! Here are the standings from last week (from top to bottom): J Rome (Team Jennifer), Johnny Gray (Team John), Alexis Foster (Team Robin), John Glosson (Team Jennifer), Olivia Chisholm (Team Robin), Bridget Carrington (Team John), Jordan Meredith (Team Kelly) and Jason Farol (Team Kelly)…I’m still shocked Jordan and Jason are on the bottom and I feel John Glosson should be on top!
So, who will be going home tonight with the Duets 2012 results? It’s still unknown to me how these Superstars are voting, so I am not sure how it will go tonight. If I had to pick, I am going to say that Alexis Foster will go home tonight. I think she has a good voice, but she was a little awkward on stage and didn’t seem to mesh well with Robin Thick onstage.
Do you agree? Who do you think will go home? Are you ticked off about Kelly Clarkson’s Duets 2012 partners being bottom two? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!
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