September 20, 2006 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
Actress Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica”), actor Cheech Marin (“Cars,” “Nash Bridges”), actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “All of Us”), Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye”) and actor/comedian Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk”) remain in the competition and will perform live Thursday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
This week the five remaining celebrities will be paired with different recording superstars, including Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Sheena Easton and Al Jarreau.
After the live performance episode, viewers will vote for their favorite celebrity singers, with the outcome announced live on the results show Friday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The two celebrities with the fewest votes next week will be eliminated from the competition. The winning celebrity will emerge from the competition in perfect harmony, and a $100,000 cash prize will be donated to the charity of his or her choice.
Wayne Brady is the host and David Foster, Marie Osmond and Little Richard are judges of CELEBRITY DUETS. Simon Cowell (AMERICAN IDOL), Michael Levitt (THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS) and Arthur Smith (HELL’S KITCHEN, “Skating with Celebrities”) serve as executive producers. CELEBRITY DUETS is produced by SYCO TV, Fox Television Studios, Michael Levitt Productions and A. Smith & Co. Productions.