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Friday
Jul202012

"Duets" Winner Crowned on Thursday Night Finale

Duets champ, J Rome (l) and runner up, John Glosson (r) flank their mentor Jennifer Nettles. (ABC/KELSEY MCNEAL)(LOS ANGELES) -- The first-season winner of the ABC series Duets is J Rome.

The full-time student from Maryland won the fan vote and was declared the champion over runner-up John Glosson on Thursday night. He receives a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Both Rome and Glosson were mentored by Jennifer Nettles. Jason Farol, who finished third, was coached by Kelly Clarkson.

Rome followed up on his victory by singing the Stevie Wonder hit “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” as ticker tape fell from the ceiling and all four mentors — including John Legend and Robin Thicke — celebrated on stage.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May172012

'Duets' Judge John Legend Says Some Singing Competition Judges 'Aren’t Really Singers'

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- With yet another talent show featuring singers about to debut, the battle of the judges is heating up. ABC’s series, Duets, debuts Thursday May 24, and one of its judges, John Legend, is not holding back with his thoughts on the competition.

When E! asked Legend for his thoughts on Britney Spears and Demi Lovato being drafted as judges for the next season of The X Factor, Legend replied, “It should be very interesting...It’s interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers.”

Legend's fellow Duets judges Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke were more tactful with their responses.  Clarkson told E!, “I’m excited for both of them. I’m a big fan of both of them. Both of those girls are super sweet."

Thicke added his two cents, telling E!, " ... Everything Britney does, she excels at. Demi is a lovely young lady, and I'm sure they'll do nothing but make the show a lot more fun to watch."

Duets will pair its star judges with contestants for, you guessed it, duets.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Feb152011

"Endless Love" Tops 'Billboard's' List of Biggest Duets of All Time

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam(NEW YORK) -- In honor of Valentine's week, Billboard has compiled a list of the biggest duets of all time, and coming in at number one is "Endless Love," by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

The magazine came up with the list by ranking each song on a point system based on its performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  The more weeks a song spent at number one, the more points it would get.  In addition, each song had to be a true duet, with equal vocal time given to both singers.

"Endless Love" won because it spent nine weeks at number one and stayed on the over chart for 27 weeks which, back in 1981, was a very lengthy run.

The song that came in at number two on Billboard's list isn't exactly a love duet -- it's "Say, Say, Say" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.  McCartney's other famous duet, with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony & Ivory," is in at number four, just behind Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine."

Also making the top 10: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's classic "Islands in the Stream," which is number nine, and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee, which is number 10.

Other famous duets which made the list farther down include "Up Where We Belong," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "You're the One That I Want," "Baby Come to Me," "Easy Lover" and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

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