May 24, 2012 08:11 PM by Shayla Perry
It’s time to Duet! And after finally seeing tonight’s premiere of ABC‘s new reality singing competition, we’re starting to think that the pun was definitely intended on this one. Between Robin Thicke and John Legend‘s steamy performances of their most sultry hits, to the chemistry between the duet partners — and of course, Robin’s apparent love for himself (who can blame him?!)… Parental Advisory is strongly advised!
We’re pretty sure that Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles were on ABC’s new reality competition, Duets, but it seems that the two were overshadowed by their co-stars, Robin Thicke and John Legend, who were on a mission to bring the sexy back to primetime TV.
Consider it brought!
Here’s what you missed in tonight’s premiere; minus most of the thrusting, winking, and Robin Thicke flirting with anything with a pulse.
After a performance from all four coaches, each of the superstars took to the stage not once, but twice, with the two amateurs that they hand-selected in a nationwide search.
Jennifer and her first amateur, J Rome were first, performing her hit, “Tonight.”
Throughout the competition, the amateurs’ performances are rated by the other three coaches, giving them a cumulative score, much like the leader board on Dancing With The Stars.
Based on his performance and presentation (and the fact that he was first), J Rome earned the top spot on the Duet chart…but can he hold onto his position?
John Legend is next to debut his amateur – Johnny Gray, singing”Ordinary People.” So far, this duet is our not-so-secret fave, but their performance isn’t enough to take the #1 position.
Robin Thicke and Olivia Chisholm groove to his “Lost Without You,” reminding us of how sexy that song is (love it!), and making us feel a little awkward — like we just walked in on them making out.
It’s another good performance, but it only gets Olivia to the 3rd spot on the board. We’re starting to see a trend here, because… Yup, Kelly Clarkson’s duet to “Breaking Your Own Heart” with Jason Farol gets fourth.
But, with four new amateurs, things finally start to get shaken up.
John Legend and Bridget Carrington make us blush with “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” bumping Jason Farol for the 4th place spot.
Then, Jennifer takes the stage again with another Georgia native, John Glosson singing “Stay,” bringing Kelly Clarkson to tears and earning him the 3rd spot on the chart. But they quickly lose that position to Robin’s Alexis Foster who performs “Magic.”
Now we have a competition!
Unfortunately, at the end of the night, Kelly Clarkson’s not doing too well in it, with her duet with Jordan Meredith (who, btw sounded EXACTLY like her), only reaching the 7th spot, above her other amateur, who’s in last place.
Maybe Robin will make it better with more of his bedroom eyes.
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