All eight original celebrity singers return for the Celebrity Duets Finale. They kick off the show with a group song of “Rock Around The Clock” and “The Twist.” Little Richard joins them on stage and plays piano and sings “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Host Wayne Brady asks the judges who they think will win. Marie Osmond picks Alfonso Ribeiro to win, Little Richard picks Hal Sparks to win, and David Foster picks Lucy Lawless to win.
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.”
Actress Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica”), actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “All of Us”) and actor/comedian Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk”) remain in the competition and will perform on part 1 of the season finale Thursday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
After a recap of the top five Celebrity Duets performance show, the finalist perform a group sing of “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” Host Wayne Brady asks the judges who they think are going to the finale. Marie Osmond predicts Lucy Lawless, Jai Rodriguez, and Alfonso Ribeiro. Little Richard predicts Alfonso Ribeiro, Jai Rodriguez, and Hal Sparks. David Foster agrees with Mari Osmond and predicts Lucy Lawless, Jai Rodriguez, and Alfonso Ribeiro.
Host Wayne Brady reveals that not one but two of the final five will be going home based on the viewer voting. The top three will go on to compete in next week’s Celebrity Duets finale. Jai Rodriguez sings “Lady Marmalade” with Patti LaBelle. Marie Osmond says “Jai, you smoked it.” David Foster says “Based in your world, you killed it.” Little Richard says “You gonna make me scream like a white lady.”
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.
To kick off the Celebrity Duets final six results show, the celebrities perform a group song of “September.” Jai Rodriguez sings “Love Will Lead You Back” with Taylor Dayne. Carly Patterson sings “Right Where You Want Me” with Jesse McCartney. Cheech Marin sings “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” with Aaron Neville.
Host Wayne Brady announces that the champion of Celebrity Duets will win $100,000 for their favorite charity: The Wayne Brady Give A Brother $100,000 Charity. Before the celebrities perform, Wayne Brady introduces the judges: Marie Osmond, Little Richard, and David Foster.
Actress Lea Thompson was eliminated Friday evening from CELEBRITY DUETS on FOX. Thompson’s experience in the celebrity singing competition came to an end when host Wayne Brady announced that of the bottom three – Thompson, Carly Patterson and Cheech Marin – Thompson had received the fewest viewer votes after Thursday’s performance show. Last week, Thompson performed two duets with Belinda Carlisle: "Heaven is a Place on Earth" on the performance show and “I Get Weak” on the Friday results show.
The judges for Celebrity Duets are Marie Osmond, Little Richard, and David Foster, but the voting is now in the hands of the viewers. Hal Sparks sings “I Want To Know What Love Is” with Wynonna. Marie Osmond says “Hal to the chief, you led off great.” Little Richard says “You did a good job tonight.” David Foster says “I just wish you wouldn’t go from zero to ten so fast.”