Celebrity Duets

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Celebrity Duets
Celebrity Duets.jpg
Starring Wayne Brady
David Foster
Little Richard
Marie Osmond
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Executive producer(s) Simon Cowell
Michael Levitt
Arthur Smith
Production company(s) SYCOtv
A. Smith & Co. Productions
Fox Television Studios
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original network Fox
Original release August 29 – September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29)
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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.


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.


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 personnel[edit]

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.


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 Cheech and Chong 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 Riberio The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Winner

Results summary[edit]

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 partners[edit]

The Contestants's Specific Duet Partners[edit]




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 versions[edit]

     Currently airing franchise
     Franchise no longer in production
Country Name Host Network Date premiered Winner
Arab League Arab world ديو المشاهير
Duo El Mashahir
Season 1, 2010: Dina Azar
Season 2, 2011: Dina Azar
Season 3, 2012-2013: Hilda Khalife
Season 4, 2014: Annabella Hilal
LBCI ( Seasons 1 - 3 )
Murr Television ( Season 4 )
October 22, 2010 Season 1, 2010: Nadine Rassi
Season 2, 2011: Magie Bou Ghosn
Season 3, 2012-2013: Tony Abou Jaoude
Season 4, 2015: upcoming season
Hungary Hungary A nagy duett Majka (Season 1)
Claudia Liptai(Season 1 and 2)
Attila Till(Season 2)
tv2 (Season 1)
Super TV2 (Season 2)
April 8, 2011
Lithuania Lithuania Žvaigždžių duetai (lt) Vytautas Kernagis
Algis Ramanauskas & Inga Jankauskaitė
Rolandas Vilkončius
LNK June 2, 2007
 Philippines Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Ogie Alcasid and
Regine Velasquez
GMA Network August 11, 2007 Season 1, 2007: Tessa Prieto-valdez
Season 2, 2008: Bayani Fernando


  1. ^ The Star Ledger. May 2007.

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