Let’s “Duet”

Already going through American Idol withdrawal after the epic finale last night (congrats, Phillip Phillips!)? Never fear! The highly anticipated new reality television show, Duets, kicks off tonight! The show features American Idol Winner, Kelly Clarkson, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, R&B award-winning musician Robin Thicke, and nine time Grammy Award winner John Legend. I’m in awe already!

The celebs act as mentors traveling all over America in order to choose two artists they would like to perform a duet with. Each week they will work to help their partners grow and develop their own stage presence. At the end of the competition, the winner will receive a contract with Hollywood Records. This competition is going to be tough because all of the mentors are excellent artists and very dedicated to their craft. This will make it worthwhile to watch. Each mentor has their own unique, dynamic voice which promises constant entertainment. Personally, the mentor I would want to work with is John Legend because he not only knows how to use his voice, he understands the actual music industry very well.

The show itself will have to go up against strong competitors such as The X Factor and The Voice. What gives this show its real edge though is that each mentor is from a different genre of music. As a music lover, I am very eager to see if this show succeeds or not. Due to the tough competition from other shows of a similar nature, the producers of Duets really need to knock audiences off their feet with the first episode. What people really want to see are artists that grow into their own identities and develop their own sounds.

What do you think? Will you be tuning in to tonight’s premiere?

Written by Guest Blogger, Myles Marcus

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