September 28, 2006 09:29 PM by Joe Blackmon
For the Celebrity Duets Finale performance show, the final three celebrities sing two duets each. For her first performance, Lucy Lawless sings “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with Bonnie Tyler. Marie Osmond says “When you breathe in, you peter off at the end of your phrases.” Little Richard says “I saw that you sound better than you sound before.” David Foster says “I love the growl you’ve got in your voice.”
For her second performance, Lucy Lawless sings “Fly Me To The Moon” with Smokey Robinson. Marie Osmond says “You smoked it.” Little Richard says “I think you got it coming to you.” David Foster says “If this was a contest just to see who could survive all the genres, you would absolutely be the winner.”
For his first performance, Alfonso Ribeiro sings “Angel” with Jon Secada. Marie Osmond says “The only thing I would say is I hope in the next number when you say words like I want to hold you close, I would really like to believe that you want to hold me close.” Little Richard says “I felt it all down in my toes in my neck in my legs.” David Foster says “The way you sang that verse, you totally belong in my world.”
For his second performance, Alfonso Ribeiro sings “Save The Overtime For Me” with Gladys Knight. Marie Osmond says “You have really picked up off the chemistry of everybody you have worked with.” Little Richard says “When I saw him do the white boy dance, I say he got it.” David Foster says “I would vote for you to win tonight.”
For his first performance, Hal Sparks sings “Eighteen and Life” with Sebastian Bach. Marie Osmond says “Hal, you’ll be a great arena performer.” Little Richard says “My Grandma didn’t holler that loud when she was calling for the cows to come in.” David Foster says “Thank God you sang that verse with a real melody and a real voice.”
For his second performance, Hal Sparks sings “Lady” with Dennis DeYoung. Marie Osmond says “You went out with an absolute bang.” Little Richard says “I think that you should be the one.” David Foster says “You earned the right to sing with those two singers tonight.”
So who will win Celebrity Duets? It’s likely to be a close vote because each of the three celebrity finalists did well in their own unique styles. Lucy Lawless has the advantage of being the only female left in the competition, Alfonso Ribeiro has the advantage of receiving the most favorable comments from the judges, and Hal Sparks has the advantage of appealing to the younger voters with his rock performances. Our prediction is that Alfonso Ribeiro will take the title. Please post your predictions in the comment section below.