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Celebrity Duets was an American reality television show, of the progressive game-show type, which combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition.

Celebrity Duets
Celebrity Duets.jpg
StarringWayne Brady
David Foster
Little Richard
Marie Osmond
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Executive producer(s)Simon Cowell
Michael Levitt
Arthur Smith
Production company(s)Syco TV
A. Smith & Co. Productions
Fox Television Studios
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 29 –
September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29)
External links
Website

HistoryEdit

The show was a take-off of the Australian series program It Takes Two and its predecessor, the BBC's Just the Two of Us; however, unlike the British and Australian shows, the celebrities sang with different partners each week. Indeed, Celebrity Duets was meant to be transmitted in the UK first, under the title Star Duets. But the BBC bought the format before Simon Cowell got to produce it on ITV. There was even court action, which the BBC won. Thus, Star Duets never came into production.

TransmissionsEdit

The show debuted on Fox, with a 2-hour premiere installment on August 29, 2006. It then moved to its normal Thursday timeslot the following week, and stayed there until its season finale on September 29, 2006.

Associated personnelEdit

Simon Cowell of American Idol and The X Factor fame created the program, and Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, himself a singer and the former host of a variety show on ABC, hosted the show. The judges were renowned composer and producer David Foster, rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, and singer Marie Osmond.

ContestantsEdit

Contestant Profession Status in Contest
Chris Jericho WWE wrestler Eliminated 1st
Lea Thompson Film & television actress Eliminated 2nd
Carly Patterson Former Olympic artistic gymnast Eliminated 3rd
Cheech Marin Comedian & actor Eliminated 4th
Jai Rodriguez Television host Eliminated 5th
Hal Sparks Television host & actor Third place
Lucy Lawless Xena: Warrior Princess actress Runner-up
Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Winner

Results summaryEdit

1 2 3 4 Final
Alfonso Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Lucy Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Hal Safe Safe Bottom three Safe 3rd
Jai Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Cheech Safe Bottom three Bottom three Eliminated
Carly Safe Bottom three Eliminated
Lea Safe Eliminated
Chris Eliminated

Duet partnersEdit

The Contestants's Specific Duet PartnersEdit

JudgesEdit

HostEdit

RatingsEdit

For the season, the series averaged 3.8 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated Fox series of the entire season, and indeed one of the lowest-rated programs on any network for the season that year.[1] This ratings failure precluded any production of a second season.

International versionsEdit

     Currently airing franchise
     Franchise no longer in production
Country Name Host(s) Network Date premiered Judges Winner(s)
  Arab world ديو المشاهير
Duo El Mashahir
Current
Annabella Hilal (4)
Former
Dina Azar (1-2)
Hilda Khalife (3)
LBCI (1-3)
Murr Television (4)
October 22, 2010 Romeo Lahoud (1-2)
Joumana Haddad (1)
Marwan Rahbani (1)
Abdullah Bakhir (2)
Osama Rahbani (2-4)
Hassan al-Raddad (3)
Mona Abu Hamza (4)
Tariq Abu Jouda (4)
Season 1, 2010: Nadine Al Rassi
Season 2, 2011: Maggie Bou Ghosn
Season 3, 2012-2013: Tony Abu Joudeh
Season 4, 2015: Tony Issa
  Hungary A nagy duett Current
Claudia Liptai (1-4; 6)
Former
Majka (1, 4)
Attila Till (2-3; 5)
TV2 (1; 3-)
Super TV2 (2)
April 8, 2011 Current
Tibor Kasza
Adri Nagy (6)
Joci Pápai (6)
Former
Klári Balázs (1-3)
Klári Balázs (1-3)
Ákos Dobrády (1-3)
Andrea Szulák (4-5)
Cooky (4-5)
Season 1, 2011: Ferenc Molnár & Nóra Trokán
Season 2, 2013: Attila Kökény & Katinka Cseke
Season 3, 2014: Hien & Cooky
Season 4, 2016: Szilvia Péter Szabó & Péter Pachmann
Season 5, 2017: Veca Janicsák & Kornél Simon
Season 6, 2018: Tamás Horváth & Andrea Balázs
  Lithuania Žvaigždžių duetai Vytautas Kernagis
Algis Ramanauskas and Inga Jankauskaitė
Rolandas Vilkončius
LNK June 2, 2007 ? Season 1, 2007: Renata Ražanauskienė & Deiviu
Season 2, 2008: Romas Bubnelis & Aiste Pilvelyte
Season 3, 2009: Giedrius Leškevičius & Mia
Season 4, 2010: Marius Jampolskis & Iruna Puzaraitė
Season 5, 2011: Rūta Pentiokinaitė & Merūnas Vitulskis
Season 6, 2012: ?
Season 7, 2013: ?
Season 8, 2014: Donata Gutauskienė-Laisva & Radzi
Season 9, 2015: Simonas Storpirštis & Liepa Mondeikaitė
  Philippines Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez GMA Network August 11, 2007 Current
Freddy Santos (2-3)
Danny Tan (2-3)
Tessa Prieto-Valdez (2-3)
Former
Mitch Valdez (1)
Mitch Valdez (1)
Louie Ocampo (1)
Buboy Garovillo (1)
Season 1, 2007: Tessa Prieto-Valdez
Season 2, 2008: Bayani Fernando
Season 3, 2009: Joel Cruz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Star Ledger. May 2007.

External linksEdit